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Vacancy: Part-time Port Operator

Job title:

Part-time Port Operator

Job description:

Based at our Lymington Port

Wightlink is one of the largest UK domestic ferry companies, carrying over 4.8 million passengers a year across the Solent.

Recent development and regeneration of our six port locations has taken place to complement our new Hybrid Energy Flagship Victoria of Wight and her supporting fleet of five ships and two catamarans.

As a Port Operator you will be based at our Lymington Terminal positioned at the tip of the New Forest National Park offering picturesque views of the Western Solent. The port supports three ships operating on our Lymington – Yarmouth service.

As part of our Port Operations team targeting ‘Raising the Standard ’the successful applicants will will be expected to collaborate closely in the establishment and continuous development of motivated, focused teams that are committed to a customer excellence centred ethos.

Duties will include:

  • Assist in the safe and efficient loading and discharging of vessels in the planned time frame
  • Ticket sales – route specific (L-Y)
  • Reservations
  • Dangerous goods declarations
  • Tow baggage trolleys with Tow truck on and off vessel – port & role specific
  • Conduct gritting procedures – port & role specific
  • Marshalling traffic or people through the port
  • Safe letting go & tying up of vessels – role specific
  • Opening up / closing of the port
  • Cash handling
  • Cash dispensing and money counting – port and role specific
  • Drive trade cars – port and role specific
  • Forklift activities – port and role specific
  • The successful candidates will benefit from a structured working pattern promoting work/life balance and will receive:
  • A competitive Company Pension Allowance
  • Wightlink and Rail travel benefits
  • A vast range of retail benefits

A salary circa £13K based on an average 22 hour working week 4 on 4 off 6 hour shifts  

Applications should be submitted in writing by 10 May 2019. Please email your CV and covering letter to tillyatkinson@wightlink.co.uk.

The Company is an Equal Opportunities employer and the successful candidate will be selected on the basis of merit and aptitude.


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