Brighton, East Sussex
Competitive Salary + Benefits
31 Jul 2017
28 Aug 2017
Marine Pilot
Location Type
Vessel Type
Contract Type

Working as part of a close-knit team, on a self-rostered, tidal basis, the successful candidate will pilot the wide variety of vessels visiting the port; liaising with ships’ masters, agents and stakeholders and programming commercial ship movements, whilst overseeing navigational safety. Applicants should hold a Masters or Chief Mates certificate of competency and a valid ENG 1 medical certificate and preferably have some experience of handling coastal vessels. A comprehensive training programme is in place.

Main duties, tasks and responsibilities:

  • Carryout acts of pilotage.
  • Plan and efficiently schedule commercial ship movements on the current and forthcoming tides.
  • Oversee marine & navigational safety during the commercial tide.
  • To attend Shoreham Harbour Radio to set the vessel movement board for the forthcoming tide.
  • To deal with any Pilotage and other port matters arising.
  • All Marine duties / tasks as directed by the Harbour Master.
  • Main duties, tasks and responsibilities as Stand-by Pilot:
  • To assist the Duty Pilot to meet the pilotage demands.

Key Skills:

  • Class 1 or 2 Master Mariners Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Understand and safely demonstrate manoeuvring characteristics of the wide range of visiting vessels.
  • Local knowledge of Shoreham Ports Pilotage Area and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Port Marine Safety Code.
  • Proactively contribute to the development of departmental policy and procedures.
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Sound judgement and effective decision making.
  • Ability to manage risk and safety in marine operations.
  • Ability to lead and act with authority when required.
  • Ensuring compliance with all statutory duties as defined in the relevant legislation.
  • Teamwork, including bridge teamwork with a wide variety of visiting ships’ masters.

What you’ll get from us:

  • A competitive salary
  • Exceptional defined benefit pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Funded training in a supportive environment
  • Other wide ranging benefits 

Please Note: Staff are subject to a full medical and drug and alcohol testing. All successful candidates must comply.

Closing Date:

The closing date is the 18th August 2017, with interviews commencing 4th September 2017.

To Apply:

To apply please click on the 'apply' button below with your CV and covering letter. 

Further Information:

To find out more about us please visit our website – www.shoreham-port.co.uk. For full details about this vacancy and a copy of the job description please visit www.shoreham-port.co.uk/jobs.  

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