General Purpose Deckhand

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General Purpose Deckhand

  • Post Date:10th February 2023
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Job Description

Department: Marine Services
Reporting to: Marine Manager Afloat
Grade: 10
Salary: starting at £28,548 per annum plus a 10% operational allowance (£2,855)
Base: Denton Wharf, Gravesend
Closing date: 19 February 2023
Interview date: 2 March 2023
Reference Number: 20

The Port of London Authority is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames.

The Marine Services department is seeking positive and flexible individuals to work on a range of vessels to support operations. Duties that are carried out by the department include overhauling moorings, oil spill response, salvage and diving, debris and obstruction removal, general deckhand tasks, craft maintenance and cleaning.

Relevant marine and/or river experience is desirable and ideally candidates will already possess or be working towards a Boatmasters Licence.

Training appropriate to the deckhand role (1st Aid, Sea Survival etc.) will be provided.

Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills as you will be required to deal with members of the public. You will hold a current full driving licence and be physically fit.

Benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Medical cash plan (Westfield Health)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Onsite parking with electric charging points (payable)
  • Access to MyGymDiscounts
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme

For further information, or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the position, please contact Michael Russell, Marine Manager Afloat, on 07711 640082.

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To apply, please complete the application form, including the reference number stated above.

You are required to have a Right to Work in UK, as currently the PLA is not a sponsor employer, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.