Vacancy: Rating (Portsmouth to Fishbourne Fixed Term)

We are looking to recruit smart, enthusiastic and customer focused individuals to join our Deck crews for the busy summer season.

  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferries and Portsmouth to Ryde catamarans

  • Notional 35 rostered hours per week

  • £12.37 per hour (£9.27 whilst training)

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

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and customer focused individuals to join our Deck crews for the busy summer season.

Applicants must be 18 years or over, preferably holding seafaring qualifications and experience.

You can expect to receive appropriate 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 a minimum 4 month fixed term contract, with possibility of permanent appointment.

You will be required to work across all days of the week including weekends and Bank Holidays.

How to apply

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV to Ratingrecr[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.

  • Concessionary travel, food and drink discounts and free parking.

  • Partner benefits, including retail, transport and restaurant discounts.

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

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