Temporary Maritime Assistant – Ports and Harbours

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Temporary Maritime Assistant - Ports and Harbours
Contract / Temporary

Cornwall 5207915

Posted: 8th June 2022 13:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    £9.90 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Penzance,

    TR18 4AH

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Maritime Assistant - Ports and Harbours

Reference no:  Cornwall 5207915

The role of the Maritime Assistant is to undertake, either individually, or as part of a team, general maritime duties relating to the Section. This will be within any of the Ports and Harbours of Truro, Penryn, Penzance, St Ives, Newquay, Bude, Portscatho, Portreath and the Prince of Wales Pier but may also involve other ports, harbours and other maritime assets within Cornwall if required to do so.

Some of the work will involve tidal working i.e. operation of wet dock gates (Penzance only), mooring and unmooring of commercial vessels (including laid up shipping), laying and recovering moorings.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist with all aspects of harbour conservancy including buoy laying and mooring maintenance, harbour patrols afloat, wreck removal and clearance and byelaw enforcement.
  • Act as a coxswain or crew member on any of the Council’s craft together with undertaking the maintenance of the vessel and its equipment.
  • Undertake mooring work on commercial vessels, primarily at Truro and Penzance. This will involve line handling and mooring, unmooring and shifting vessels.
  • Operate the wet dock gates at Penzance and this may be on a shift basis over a certain period of the year, i.e. seasonally, monthly etc.
  • Assist the Senior Maritime Assistant (Moorings) in all aspects of the management of leisure moorings including allocations, siting, mooring maintenance and checking of positions.
  • Undertake any work as required in all aspects of maintenance including workshop practices.
  • Assist with maintenance of all Maritime assets including re-pointing quay walls, road lining and general property maintenance.
  • Role will also be responsible for health and safety issues, including public rescue equipment, around the harbour ensuring that a pro-active inspection and reporting regime is maintained.
  • Assist in any emergency i.e. fire on vessels, salvage, search and rescue etc. and to undertake any clean-up operation following a pollution incident.
  • Collect income from harbour users and maintain satisfactory records.
  • Enforce harbour byelaws and other harbour conservancy issues (Notices to Mariners, Aids to Navigation, etc.).
  • Ensure the overall tidiness and cleanliness of the harbour and assets within it.


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***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Demonstrates some prior knowledge and understanding of the maritime industry.
  3. Ability to handle small craft including a workboat and various patrol craft.
  4. The post holder should have previous experience in undertaking maintenance tasks.
  5. Displays empathy and patience when dealing with customers and deals appropriately with challenging behaviours including demonstrating good interpersonal and social skills in order to deal with the many and varied customers and stakeholders
  6. Ability to work on your own initiative whilst representing the broader interests of the Maritime.
  7. ICT Skills: Basic IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Temporary Maritime Assistant - Ports and Harbours
Client Category: Local Authority

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