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Linga Ferry co Port Admin Building Sella Ness Sullom Voe, ZE2 9QR
£43,179.11 - £44,486.91 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
42 hours per week

Job Description

The duties and responsibilities of the Mate shall include;

  • The carrying out of watchkeeping duties to the requirements of the Master;
  • The regular testing of critical navigational systems and stand-by systems and the recording of such tests;
  • Ensuring proper stability, trim and draft conditions at all times;
  • The safe loading & discharging of cargo, passengers, stores, fresh water, sewage and ballast water, ensuring appropriate capacity consistent with safe, legal and efficient operations;
  • Perform Customer Care duties in respect of passenger comfort, service information and safety related information / instructions. Updating Customer Information services as required.
  • Ensuring that the vessel’s exterior and decks are kept clean & tidy and that all gear not in use is kept stowed away;

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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  • The grade of this post is H
  • Salary shown in the advert is based on 42 hour week and is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,742 per annum (pro rata), contracted overtime and unsocial allowance payments
  • Permanent Full Time post for 42.0 Hours per Week (37 hours and 5 hours contracted overtime), 52.18 weeks per year
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • You must have the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice and where public transport is limited
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based on MV Linga, Symbister, Whalsay

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Richard Hutchison - Route Master -

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.


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