Pilot Boat Deck Hand

  • Job posted:
  • Terms:
    Permanent Contract
  • Employer:
  • Hours:
    Full Time,
  • Job Title:
    Pilot Boat Deck Hand
  • Salary:
    Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
  • Location:

ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. Our ports include Immingham, the UK’s busiest port and Southampton, the UK’s leading export port and number one for cars and cruise.

The group's other activities include rail terminal operations (Hams Hall Rail Terminal), ship's agency, dredging (UK Dredging Ltd), and marine consultancy (ABPmer). Each port also offers a well-established community of port service providers.
The ABP Short Sea business comprises four regions and eleven ports located on the South, East and West coasts of the United Kingdom, handling around 5 million tonnes every year. The geographical spread ensures that we operate within the context of both regional & national markets, offering a unique mix of facilities.
Situated directly opposite major Continental ports, the Port of Lowestoft serves the busy sea routes between the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltic States. The port is linked by A-roads to the M11 and M1 and has quayside rail links. Nearby, Norwich Airport is linked to destinations in the UK and Europe.

The Role
We are looking for a Pilot Boat Deck Hand to help meet requirements for the provision of the Lowestoft Pilotage service as required by the CHA. You will carry out all instructions from the Pilot and Coxswains, ensuring compliance with the ABP Lowestoft Pilot Launch crew instructions and code of practice "the Embarkation and Disembarkations of Pilots."
Please note that this is a full time position at the port of Lowestoft, working on a rostered system with the Coxswain.

*Deck crew Pilot Boat
*Assisting Pilots with boarding and landing
*Assisting with maintenance, cleaning and housekeeping duties on the Pilot Boat
*Linesman and watering services
*Understudying Coxswain to develop   knowledge for boat handling and maintenance
*Complying with the MOPM and Launch Crew's procedures
*Helping with daily pre-user and weekly maintenance checks and records on the Pilot Boat and vehicle
*Assisting with daily cleaning of the fish market
*Reporting of unsafe practices and damage to property
*Daily responsibility for ensuring compliance with all Health & Safety directives
*Assisting with communications within the marine department
*Harbour Launch Coxswain or Deck Hand
*Oil pollution control team member
*Emergency Response Team member
*Undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required

Skills and Experience
*Basic Sea Survival or PST
*STCW / RYA 1st Aid
*VHF Operations and procedures (Minimum ROC)
*Full driving licence
*Be able to work under own initiative and be part of a team

*Fast workboat/Pilot boat experienced
*RYA Power Boat qualification
*Knowledge of ABP Health, Safety, Welfare and environmental Policies, practices and procedures
*Understanding the complexity of working in extreme weather conditions
*Understanding the complexity of working and covering 24 hours 365 day rotating roster
*Computer literate
*Must be willing to undertake and give further training as necessary

Additional Information:
When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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