Maritime Assistant - Penzance, Cornwall

Penzance, Cornwall
Posted 255 days ago
9.30 per hour
Closing Date: 12 June 2021
Full Time Contract

Do you love the sea and boats? Our client is looking to take on a Maritime Assistant who will be based within any of Cornwall’s beautiful Ports and Harbours. This is initially a temporary role for minimum of six months, but there is a possibility of it leading to permanent work.

The role is to undertake general maritime duties associated with a harbour/pier authority and will involve working afloat and ashore, dealing with bye-law enforcement, operation of wet dock gates (Penzance only), moorings, laid up shipping berths, commercial cargo vessels, and maintenance of boats, plant and structures.


  • £9.30 per hour
  • Weekly pay
  • Plus holiday pay
  • 3 week rota basis, this will include working before and after tide times , need to be able to work earlies, evenings and weekends as part of this.
  • Great chance to work with highly regarded organisation
  • Friendly team environment
  • Weekly pay


  • Assist with harbour conservancy including buoy laying and mooring maintenance, harbour patrols, wreck removal and clearance
  • Act as coxswain or crew on any of our client’s craft together with undertaking maintenance of vessel and its equipment
  • Undertake mooring work on commercial vessels
  • Operate wet dock gates
  • Assist Senior Maritime Assistance in all aspects of management of leisure moorings including allocations, siting, mooring maintenance and checking of positions
  • Assist with maintenance of all Maritime assets including re-pointing quay walls, road linding and general property maintenance
  • To assist in any emergency, i.e. fire on vessels, salvage, search and rescue etc and undertake any clean-up operation following a pollution incident
  • Collect income from harbour users and maintain satisfactory records
  • To be able to drive a selection of vehicles i.e. van, pick-up and undertake training, if necessary, for towing.


  • Be able to demonstrate some prior knowledge and understanding of maritime industry
  • Able to handle small craft, including a workboat and various patrol craft
  • You will have experience in undertaking maintenance tasks
  • Display empathy and patience when dealing with customers and possess good interpersonal and social skills
  • Have the ability to work on your own initiative
  • Have a knowledge of basic IT skills
  • Possess a full UK Driving Licence.

Contract length: 6 months


  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

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