As a Master you will be responsible for:
- the safe operation of the vessel;
- carrying out good ship management duties;
- ensuring the vessel is operated to the highest possible standards;
- informing the company of any defects in the vessels safety equipment; and
- maintaining the vessel in compliance with all relevant legislation.
You will be responsible for all compliance with the on board Safety Management Systems and the conditions of the MCA Passenger Certificate. In particular, ensuring the vessels safety equipment is adhered to and Thames Clippers operating procedures are followed.
You will manage crew on board and ensure that the crew are trained to a high level in the provision of safety to passengers and themselves.
You need to have the following qualifications:
- MCA Boat Masters Licence, Tier one Level Two or equivalent/transferable licence, as per Merchant Shipping Notice 1853, with previous command experience
- Current ML5 Medical or ENG 1
- Sea Survival
- Fire Fighting
- VHF qualification
- MCA Passenger boat endorsement
We are looking for people who are highly self-motivated and have a proven ability to work effectively as part of a team to establish good professional relationships with colleagues.
You must have a genuine desire and ability to work with the public in a front line, customer focused environment and be committed and flexible in your approach to work.
This a full time position working 42 hours a week. We are shortly looking to move to a 3 on 3 off shift pattern.
Where: You’ll be based on our boats, which are moored at our offices at Clipper House, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Poplar, London E14 0JY, a short walk from Canning Town tube or a hop across the river on our staff boat, from North Greenwich tube.
So why apply?
Uber Boat by Thames Clippers are London's leading River Bus service. Our fleet of high-speed catamarans provide commuters and sightseers with a unique way to travel around the capital. We carry around 5 million passengers a year and currently employ around 470 people, which is set to increase over the next few years.
We are an entrepreneurial and inclusive organisation that was voted “Employer of the Year” at the 2017 London Transport Awards. There is real potential for internal development and promotion within our business and internal succession is one of our core principles. Our values: Trusted to do the Right Thing, Great Place to Work, Be Excellent and Respect allow our employees to excel in their careers with us.
Our commitment to inclusion
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe in equality of opportunity for all and our approach to recruitment and selection is fair, open and based purely on merit. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.