Ferry Manager - PL1 - PL35

£45,000 - £55,000 DOE + benefits
Ref: 69 Date Posted: Monday 12 Apr 2021
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A Ferry Manager is needed to run a busy ferry service on the South Coast. The Ferry Manager will be responsible for both the engineering and operational phases of the service. A qualification or relevant experience in a Marine environment is essential. A Ferry Manager will need strong leadership, technical and budgetary skills in order to keep this busy crossing safe and operational for its customers around the clock.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged to apply.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the safe reliable and efficient operation of the ferry service in line with health and safety and maritime legislation, and, conducting technical investigations and statutory reporting procedures
  • Effective and consistent management of operational and technical staff in line with organisational policies and procedures and local and national terms and conditions of employment
  • Monitor engineering and operational standards and investigate and implement operational and engineering improvements to increase ferry service effectiveness.
  • Maintain the vessels in class and meet all legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Preparation of tender documents and effective contract management
  • Management of delegated budgets
  • Recruit, train, manage and develop operational and engineering staff


Person Specification: Knowledge/Experience/Skills



  • Qualification in Marine Engineering or other relevant experience
  • Health and Safety qualification
  • Experience of preparing technical and contractual specifications for engineering work
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experience with budgets and financials



  • Previous ferry experience (operational and technical)
  • Post-grad in Management



  • 37 hours per week
  • Possible shifts out of normal working hours



  • Pension Scheme
  • Generous Maternity and Parental leave