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Trainee Marine Pilot

  • Post Date:18th December 2020
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Job Description

Salary £38,890.00- £43,857.00 (During training)

+ LGSS Pension scheme

+ 25 Days Holiday


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.


The role requires the successful candidate to undertake training, working towards a marine pilot, to take responsibility for the safe maneuvering of a variety of commercial vessels along the port limits of Wisbech and Port Sutton Bridge or within the local pilotage district- any time during the night or day complying with all current legislation – being available for immediate call out 24 hrs a day 364 days per year on a rostered basis.


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.


You will be ‘On Call’ for Emergency response when required. Experience on smaller vessels such as tugs/dredgers would be desirable, but not essential as Full Training to Pilot Authorisation will be offered.


Ability to work flexibly and unsocial hours including weekends on a rostered basis. This is a small dedicated team where a flexible approach to working is essential.


Full training will be given to the successful candidate that meets the prerequisite qualifications and experience in order to fulfil this role. Once qualified the expectation is for the successful candidate to work within the pilot service on a rostered basis.


To access an application pack, please visit here


We will accept CV’s for this post, but they must accompany the application form.

For an informal discussion about the role please telephone Jamie Hemming, Harbour Master on 01954 588059 or email


The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd January 2021