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Hiring Organization Associated British Ports
Post Name Pilot
Qualification STCW II/2 Certificate of Competency – Master (Unlimited); Chief Mate (Unlimited); or time-served Marine Pilot apprenticeship
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary GBP 14 To GBP 16 Per Hour
Location Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom NR32 1BL

We’re the UK’s largest port operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one-quarter of the UK’s seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future. We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.

At ABP, we are recruiting for a Pilot to join the team based at the Port of Lowestoft. You will be responsible for the safe pilotage of vessels from the point of embarkation to disembarkation within the competent harbor authority area (CHA).

With the support of our Pilots, the Port of Lowestoft handles around 30,000 tonnes of cargo per year and together with ABP’s other two East Anglian ports, King’s Lynn and Ipswich, contribute £360 million to the economy and support 5,300 jobs. Lowestoft has emerged as a growing center for companies servicing the offshore energy industry!

We offer a competitive salary and a range of great benefits – including private medical insurance, a bonus scheme, an excellent contributory pension, access to our Employee Assistance Program, and 30 days holiday! We offer an inclusive work environment and have a very strong academy that offers ongoing training opportunities.

What you’ll be doing

  • Pilot vessels within ABP Lowestoft CHA area of jurisdiction.
  • Growing your knowledge and understanding of the marine safety management systems, emergency procedures/plans, and operational procedures.
  • Assist and support the Marine Team in coordinating all Marine Operations to help maintain delivery of a high-quality, safe and efficient marine service.
  • Develop your skills and knowledge for continued authorization as a marine pilot and undertake all training as required such as navigational training.
  • Assist in the training of all pilots – including trainee and apprentice – and Pilotage Exemption Certificate holders, including assessments and examinations.
  • Provide professional support to the Harbour Master and Marina Manager on local navigational and other port marine issues when required.

What we’re looking for

  • STCW II/2 Certificate of Competency – Master (Unlimited); Chief Mate (Unlimited); or time-served Marine Pilot apprenticeship.
  • Full UK driving license or access to own transport.
  • Fitness to ENG-1 standards.
  • The ability to communicate, influence, and mentor.
  • An appreciation of the Port Marine Safety Code.
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements and service delivery.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Previous pilotage and/or ship handling experience.
  • Previous tug/barge experience.

Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance, and a range of other benefits. Please note that ABP undertakes random screening for substance abuse and operates a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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