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The Port of Dover


£50,000 or more


Maritime Sector





Closing date:

23 May 2023

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Do you want to have an impact in one of the busiest
transportation hubs in Europe?
Are you searching for a new challenge in a profession that you
find rewarding?
If yes, please continue reading.
We require a professional, pro-active and hands-on individual to
form part of our Marine Operations team.


About us

The Port of Dover is Europe's busiest ferry port, handling 33% of UK-EU trade, worth £144bn per annum. Each year more than 2 million freight vehicles, 2 million tourist vehicles and 10 million passengers pass through the Port. We also welcome more than 120 cruise ships, 150 cargo vessels and 4,000 leisure craft in our marina each year. But we’re not just about trade and transport. We have a vibrant and growing property portfolio and are transforming the waterfront with new amenities and activities that are making Dover a great place to live, work and enjoy under the famous whie cliffs.

Providing the infrastructure to support this diverse and busy 24/7 operation requires a dedicated team of people working in a diverse range of roles. We are committed to developing the skills and industry knowledge of our employees to enhance performance and support the achievement of our business objectives.

Job summary

The Tug Master is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the vessels whilst at sea or alongside and reports directly to the Marine Superintendent.

Your role will include responsibility for monitoring the maintenance of the vessel and ensuring that it remains in compliance with Class and Flag State requirements.

You will be proficient with operating the vessel in all weathers and managing the crew and their day-to-day activities.

You will actively participate in regular reviews of the safety management system and work closely with the shoreside management team to continuously improve the safety culture.

You will fully understand the operating principles of the vessel in relation to stability, watertight integrity, ship construction, FFA, LSA, towing equipment and limitations.

This position will require you to undertake work on a week on week off basis.

Skills and Qualifications

▪ Hold a valid STCW 95 II/3 Master <500GT as a minimum – Master 3000GT desirable
▪ Minimum 2-3 years of experience as a Senior Deck officer.
▪ IOSH certification
▪ Valid STCW certification
▪ Valid ENG1 certification
▪ Professional attitude, actively focusing on achieving or exceeding results
▪ Team player with excellent leadership skills
▪ Strong problem-solving skills and strive to find solutions
▪ Flexible and can-do attitude
▪ Embrace change with positivity

Due to the nature of this role, you must either live within 1 hrs travelling distance from the Port of Dover or be willing to stay locally in the company provided accommodation.

▪ 23 days annual leave in addition to the week on/off shift rotation
▪ Generous contributory pension scheme                                                    
▪ Private Health Care
▪ Life assurance
▪ Employee assistance programme
▪ 3rd party discounts
▪ Cycle to work scheme

Please send a CV and covering letter to the email address below:

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We require a professional, pro-active and hands-on individual to form part of our Marine Operations team

Apply now

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