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At Searoad Ferries, we are passionate about what we do, and proud of the reputation we’ve established during 37 years in the transport, tourism, and hospitality sectors. A trusted, innovative, and growing Company located in the picturesque Queenscliff and Sorrento townships, more than one million people travel the ‘sea road’ crossing Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay 365 days a year.
Our customers are our inspiration, and we are focused on connecting people and places through excellent experiences. We offer a vibrant workplace where we consistently exceed customer expectations and support the local community.
If you want to join an innovative and award-winning Company, then a career at Searoad Ferries could be just the ticket. We're going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve us customers even better. From digital modernisation to the state-of-the-art, sustainable passenger terminals we are building, now more than ever is a great time to join our team at Searoad Ferries!
Our Operations Team is seeking a motivated and experienced Master who can lead and manage the daily onboard operation of our vessels in a safe, efficient, and legislatively compliant manner.
The Master is in command of the vessels and works with the Mate and Crew to oversee the safe operations including watchkeeping, preparation for sea crossings, safe loading, departure, berthing and unloading of the vessel.
Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, our breathtaking location in Queenscliff is a popular destination for local, interstate, and international travellers.
We offer a variety of benefits to our Masters, including a competitive salary (penalty allowances for daily overtime) and a benefits package with 6 weeks leave and secure employment within an Australian company that offers a 7 day on, 7 day off roster to suit your work/life balance.
This full-time position represents an opportunity to play a key role in a collaborative, supportive team. Never a dull moment, this integral, and hands-on position reports to the Maritime Operations Manager and will see you focused on a range of duties including but not limited to:
- Overseeing and controlling mooring lines
- Performing deck rounds
- Managing the vessel in accordance with relevant legislative requirements
- Ensuring vessels are kept safe, in survey and always in a seaworthy condition
- Supervising crew and trainees on board the vessel, ensuring adherence to Company policy and procedure
- Ensure exceptional levels of customer service and quality is always maintained
- Ensuring the safe provision of ferry services and physical environments for employees and customers
The successful candidate will hold a Master less than 45m (minimum) or higher (preferable) together with Senior First Aid/CPR and Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS). Also required is a current AMSA Medical, National Police Check (or willingness to obtain) and Marine Radio Operator's Certificate of Proficiency.
These qualifications should be coupled with management experience within the marine sector, proven leadership skills, and the ability to influence positive outcomes.
A professional image is important, as is a demeanor that is calm under pressure. We are a 7-day per week, 365 days per year business that requires employees who are reliable and flexible.
If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the maritime industry, we encourage you to apply.
Our Company is at the forefront of progressive & sustainable change as we invest in multi-million-dollar Terminals at both Queenscliff and Sorrento and are on the journey to provide Australia’s first all -electric ROPAX ferry.
To see if you are a good fit for this position and to learn more about Searoad Ferries you should visit searoad.com.au/careers before applying via SEEK.
Employee discounts: on food, beverage and retail products plus complimentary foot passenger and car travel.
Professional development: we support your career with a range of training and development opportunities - whether you are seeking to obtain a certificate or learn new skills.
Rewards and recognition from your peers: earn and give points for going over and above - points can be exchanged for a wide selection of vouchers.
Your well-being matters: access to our Employee Assistance Program, available 24/7, a structured roster, and annual flu shots.
Celebrate success together: we work hard, and we have fun. Our employees enjoy a calendar of Company events including regular social gatherings, annual conferences and a few surprises cooked up throughout the year.
Apply now via Seek. You must include a cover letter telling us about you, your motivation to apply and what excites you about working with us. Include a resume detailing your skills and experience.
To apply for this role, you must have Australian working rights and kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Searoad Ferries is an equal opportunity employer, and as a signatory to the GROW (G21 Region Opportunities for Work) Compact. Our community is made up of diverse people from all walks of life, and it’s important to us that our workforce represents and celebrates this strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds to join us.
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Searoad Ferries is an equal opportunity employer, and as a signatory to the GROW (G21 Region Opportunities for Work) Compact, we encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.