Marine Services Supervisor & Relief Master/Trainee Pilot

Competitive salary dependent on experience
11 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Pilotage, Ports, Towage
Location Type
Offshore, Shore
Contract Type

Job Purpose

To assist the Ports of Jersey Marine Section Master in safely directing and coordinating all marine operations carried out by Ports of Jersey’s Marine Services vessels and staff. Assist with the upkeep and maintenance of all marine services assets. To work as a relief Master when necessary, taking over the full responsibilities of that role. Once qualified, act as a Marine Pilot for Ports of Jersey.

Main responsibilities

  • Deputise as the Master in all matters during times the Master is absent.
  • Work with the Master and Marine Operations Manager in preparing risk assessments, method statements and quotes for any commercial charter work.
  • Maintain and adhere to the Safety Management Systems (SMS).
  • Assist in developing and improving the SMS when it is possible to do so.
  • Using all available assets within the Marine Section as appropriate, assist with any maritime emergency in Channel Islands waters, as requested by Jersey Coastguard.
  • Ensure that all Marine Section Staff undertake regular emergency drills and maintain their competency practically.
  • Assist Master to ensure the Marine Section Staff certification is maintained up to date and that all health and safety statutory and legal requirements are being followed.
  • Manage the Marine Section purchase ordering, stock taking and ensure there are a sufficient number of critical and operational supplies available at all times.
  • Manage the planned maintenance schedules in order to keep all marine services assets and equipment in good working order.
  • Assist Master with the monitoring of leave and sickness and processing of monthly timesheets.
  • Once qualified as a Marine Pilot, carry out pilotage duties within a rota.

Key skills and experience


  • Proven ability to direct and control personnel and other resources in a coordinated and effective manner in both routine and emergency work.
  • Excellent small ship handling skills.
  • Good leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to take the initiative and seek novel solutions to problems.
  • Good level of computer literacy and key board skills.
  • A keen and dedicated approach to health, safety and environment within the work place.
  • Updated STCW Basic: Personal Survival Techniques / Fire Fighting / Basic First Aid / Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.
  • Minimum Master MCA 200 GT limited certification and a willingness to achieve an OOW COC as soon as possible.
  • Valid ENG 1 medical.


  • Qualifications: STCW II/1 OOW (unlimited) UK COC/CEC or higher. GMDSS General Operators Course.
  • An in-depth working knowledge and understanding of relevant marine regulations and codes – local, UK, EU and international.
  • Proven track record of pushing and towing experience with tugs/workboats.

Personal qualities

  • An ability to act decisively, calmly and positively when under pressure.
  • Willingness to study and train to gain Pilotage license.
  • Requires freedom to operate and must show initiative and take responsibility.
  • Required to work independently at times to achieve objectives set and to anticipate issues before they arise.

Employment details

  • Salary package dependent on experience.
  • The role, at times, involves unsocial hour’s infrequent/occasional long periods away at sea and on-call rotas. All of this is reflected in the overall remuneration package.

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