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Vacancy: Rating (Portsmouth to Fishbourne Fixed Term)

We are looking for smart, enthusiastic, customer focused individuals to join our deck crews for 2024 on board our ferries on the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route.

  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferries

  • £16.76 per hour

  • Starting 12 February 2024

  • Eight to nine month contract

Key elements of the role are:

  • Welcoming and helping customers
  • Operating when required as a Helmsman
  • Assisting with the loading and discharging of vehicles
  • Mooring operations
  • Regular deck patrols
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Regular safety exercises to enhance emergency preparedness

More information

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity for 2024? Our Fleet Operations team is looking for smart, enthusiastic, customer focused individuals to join our deck crews on board our ferries on our Portsmouth – Fishbourne route.

Here at Wightlink we are the leading cross Solent ferry operator, carrying 3.8 million people across the Solent every year, providing a link between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. We are proud to support Isle of Wight communities wherever we can, from sports sponsorship to local regeneration projects.

Our vision is to be the easiest way to travel with outstanding customer service.

Applicants must be 18 years or over and have a desire to work on ship in a team environment.

Previous experience is not essential and you can expect to receive full training and familiarisation, including all applicable safety and emergency procedures, a friendly working environment and a competitive salary.

Successful candidates will be friendly, courteous and helpful in their communications with customers; reliable, conscientious and flexible in their approach to their duties. A good standard of education, numeracy and literacy skills are essential. Safety is a critical element of our operation, so the ability to respond positively to instruction and to communicate clearly and with confidence are also essential features of the role.

As a Rating, you will employed on an eight-month fixed term contract to initially train to cover our spring/summer period commencing February 2024. You will be required to work across all days of the week including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Benefits include but not limited to:

  • 33 days annual leave pro-rata
  • Wightlink and Rail Travel benefits
  • Complimentary car parking
  • A vast range of discounted colleague benefits including retail, dining, health and fitness memberships
  • Training & Development opportunities

How to apply:

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV to [email protected] detailing your reasons for applying, qualifications, skills and experience. Please include all your contact details, including your address, landline and mobile telephone numbers.

Why work for Wightlink

  • Competitive salary

  • Complimentary ferry travel, food and drink discounts and free parking

  • Benefits, including railway and retail discounts

  • Seafarers: work at sea but still go home at night

  • Generous annual leave allowance and company pension contributions

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