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We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, driven, and adaptable individual to work alongside our energetic team in Rainham on a 9 Month Fixed Term Contract. The role requires a CAN-DO attitude. We are a fast-paced business with plenty of opportunities for growth so if this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Mate role must be proved competent in all shipboard operations and use of equipment and systems defined under the same requirements of the vessel Master having enough ship handling experience, seamanship knowledge and be able to control the vessel whilst underway to a position of safety at anchor or alongside. Should the Master not be able to conduct safe navigation of the vessel for whatever reason.

Main Duties And Responsibilities

This is an important role within GRS, with primary responsibility to:
• Second in command of the vessel and is the Head of the Deck Department.
• Carry out deck-related maintenance as per the company's... planned maintenance system.
• Watch keeping at sea and in port.
• To ensure familiarity with the SMS and the regulations applicable.
• To assist the Master in carrying out their duties.
• To assist the Master in the efficient and safe operations and maintenance of vessels.
• To assist the Master in carrying out safe operations in a responsible and timely manner
• To assist the Master in with ensuring health & safety is being adhered to and followed on board at all times
• To assist the Master in with ensuring administration of all ship management activities on the vessel are correct and up to date, including reporting, and record keeping
• To assist the Master in with liaising closely with Marine Managers, Pilots, and stakeholders to ensure the smooth planning and communication of all tug and towage operations
• To assist the Master in controlling work activities of the deck crew and direct mooring operations of barges according policies and procedure, international laws and requirements
• To ensure familiarity with the SMS and the regulations applicable
• Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of on-deck workspaces
• Carry out assigned duties during an emergency situation as detailed in the Emergency response Procedures.
• To assist the Master in ensuring all vessel rigging and lifting equipment are certified for use and are in a suitable condition, properly stored and maintained.
• To assist the master with their duties in ensuring compliance with the on board Safety Management Systems. In particular ensuring the vessels safety equipment is adhered to and operating procedures are followed.
• To assist the Master in performing Tool Box Talks (TBT) as required by the nature of the job to own crew.
• To assist the Master in assigning work tasks to deck crew.
• To assist the business with maintaining ISM/SMS systems and accreditations.
• Maintain safe working practices.
• Any other duties as advised by the Master or Management.

Knowledge, Training And Experience Required To Do The Job
• BML Tier 1 Level 2.
• Wallingford (preferred but training will be provided to right individual).
• ENG 1 or ML5.
• LKE Margaretness to Putney (With Cargo endorsement, pushing and towing).
• STCW: certs as a minimum AFF, Sea Survival PSST, First Aid.
• Persuasive with experience of high-level contact with customers and key influencers.
• Accustomed to building relationships with client representatives at various levels.
• Self-motivated, able to work largely under your own initiative.

• 23 Days holiday + Bank Holidays.
• Death In Service Benefit.
• Access to GP Line for you and your household.
• Employee Assistance Programme access with support provided for Financial, Legal and Health & Wellbeing
Gillingham United Kingdom


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