Pentland Ferries - CHIEF OFFICER
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  • Competitive Salary and Pension Scheme
  • 12 month Position
  • 21 days on Shift followed by 21 days off shift

We are recruiting a Chief Officer to join our team. The Chief Officer is the vessels “ship security officer” and appointed “ships safety officer”. They are in charge of all deck and accommodation areas. They shall ensure that all crew members in their charge are familiar with their duties and that they carry out those duties in a safe, effective and efficient manner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Complying with company S.M.S. and Standing Orders.
  • Implementation of the Domestic Passenger Ship Security Plan on board.
  • To work in close conjunction with the ship’s Safety Representative with regards to safety matters.
  • The Chief Officer shall be responsible for the correct loading, securing and discharging of the ship and for all cargo handling operations.
  • To actively support the onboard training of the crew.
  • Care and maintenance of the ship’s safety and emergency equipment.
  • Safety inspections of the vessel.
  • Updating and maintaining navigational charts and equipment with the latest version.

You’ll need:

  • MCA Certificate of Competence Chief Officer up to 3000gt near coastal as minimum
  • ENG 1 Medical Certificate
  • STCW Basic Safety Training (including refresher training where required)
  • Bridge Resource Management or HELM(M)
  • Ship Security Officer Certificate
  • Safety Officer Certificate
  • Passenger Ship certificates would be advantageous
  • Good Knowledge of Industry Rules and Regs
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • The ability to manage and lead teams effectively

For an informal discussion or to find out more about the role please contact Kathryn Scollie via or on 01856 831226.

Applications by CV and covering letter to
Closing Date Friday 8th March 2024