Marine Crew/Trainee Coxswain

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  • Employer:
    Fenland District Council
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  • Job Title:
    Marine Crew/Trainee Coxswain
  • Salary:
    Band 5/6 £19,819 - £28,221 (career graded)
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Joining the Wisbech Port Authority Marine Services team, this exciting opportunity will see you working with the team to further enhance the Port Authorities statutory service including Wisbech Yacht Harbour.

Providing highly skilled support for all marine services functions, you will have particular emphasis on ensuring the vessels are properly maintained and adequately manned in order to deliver an efficient and effective service.

Working with the Marine Operations Manager you will ensure that all craft and equipment undergo a program of regular inspections and maintenance. You will also be required to carry out basic, routine repairs on all craft & maintain a schedule of repairs and ensure that all work boats are certificated annually to comply with current MCA requirements and legislation.

Other duties include tug towing, dredging, bed leveling, buoy laying, maintenance of navigational aids, search and rescue and patrols, towing of leisure craft and hydrographic surveying so a background of working in commercial craft maintenance and repair and sound seagoing experience is essential. Local knowledge of the waters of the Wash is highly desirable.

The successful candidate is required to hold a current RYA / MCA Yacht Master(power) commercially endorsed supported by an ENG1 or equivalent confirmation of medical fitness

Ability to work flexibly and unsocial hours including weekends is essential.

This is a small dedicated team where a flexible approach to working is key.

For an informal discussion about the role please telephone Jamie Hemming, Harbour Master on 01945 588 059.

If you are interested in this post and would like to access an application pack, please visit and send to the Human Resources team, preferably by email to and post to the HR Team, at Room 48, Fenland Hall.

The closing date for applications is 6th December 2018

Interviews will be held the w/c 17th December 2018

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