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Deputy Head of Marine Operations

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Job Introduction

We are looking for Deputy Head of Marine Operations to act as an alternative Designated Person Ashore for Bateaux, which consists of our three vessels, two based on the Thames and one in Windsor. This is a highly responsible role, acting as an understudy for the Head of Marine Operations managing the captains and crew whilst having oversight of vessel, barge and mooring maintenance and compliance. The Bateaux business has an annual turnover in excess of £8m and is steeped in heritage and culinary tradition from its roots on the Seine in Paris.

 Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Rugby World Cup.

Role Responsibility

This role involves overseeing compliance, looking after all marine legal requirements for the vessels, barges, mooring and offices in addition to compliance with the Domestic Safety Management Code and Bateaux Safety Management System. Working with regulatory bodies ensuring marine compliance you will also have responsibility for health, safety and hygiene on company property. Managing the three vessel teams, you will prepare rotas for the crew and manage absences. Recruiting, inductions and training will all be involved in the role as will driving behaviours through motivating and leading the team. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of working successfully with accrediting and regulatory bodies and implementing associated programmes.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the marine industry with extensive previous sea experience on the River Thames in London
  •  Holder of a Boat Master Licence, Tier 1, Level 2, for Category A-D waters including Local Knowledge Endorsements from Putney Bridge to Margaret Ness and Large Passenger Vessel Endorsement.
  •  Ability to understand and extract relevant information from charter parties. Good knowledge of maritime regulations and marine industry standards as well as HSEQ practices.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory bodies requirements for safe and legal operations
  • Good time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Demonstrates sound teamwork, strong interpersonal skills and confident and effective communications skills with the ability to respond positively to customers and external parties in an efficient and effective manner.


Package Description

£Competitive + Benefits


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