Torpoint Ferry – Ferry Manager
Tamar Bridge & Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee is seeking to appoint a Ferry Manager to join the team at Torpoint Ferry. This is a dynamic role in a unique environment. Please read all the details before deciding whether the role is suitable for you and what we are looking for. This summary should be read in conjunction with the full job description and person specification.
Background and Staffing Structure
At Torpoint Ferry we provide a service to approximately 2.5 million vehicles and 750k pedestrians and cyclists per year. Three ferries provide a 24 hour service, 365 days a year and is an essential transport link for the people living in South East Cornwall. The Torpoint Ferry crossing is the busiest estuarial vehicular crossing in the United Kingdom.
The three chain ferries come under Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations and are in class with Lloyds Register. They are unique vessels offering a wide range of both engineering and operational challenges.
The Ferry Manager has responsibility for both the engineering and operational aspects of the service with a primary role to provide a safe, reliable and efficient ferry service. The organisation employs over 70 operational and technical staff at the Torpoint Ferry.
Ferry Manager role:
In this varied role your main role and responsibilities will include:
- 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 with classification society and meet all legislative and regulatory requirements
- preparation of tender documents ensuring compliance with tendering and financial procedures and effective contract management
- management of delegated budgets in accordance with Joint Committee policy and financial regulations
- recruit, train, manage and develop operational and engineering staff in line with organisational goals, policies and procedures, and local and national terms and conditions
- assist in the development and implementation of organisational change and develop management programmes to support a forward thinking organisation and encourage innovation
- play an active role in the promotion of a positive working environment and demonstrating the highest professional standards.
Salary: £49,831 – £53,951 (based on 37 hours a week)
Other Benefits include:
Generous annual leave, access to Local Government Pension Scheme, sick pay, and option to join cycle to work scheme. Generous Maternity and Parental leave.
The person specification gives a high level of detail of which skills and what experience we are looking for in the successful candidate.
In the first instance, you must be able to demonstrate:
- degree level qualification in Marine Engineering or other relevant discipline
- qualification in Health and Safety e.g. NEBOSH General or equivalent is desirable
- substantial experience of managing budgets
- experience of preparing technical and contractual specifications for engineering work, dealing with contractors and managing contracts efficiently and cost effectively
- experience of managing a diverse range of employees
- highly developed and effective leadership and team building skills
- excellent management practices with reference to current employment law and employee relations
- excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
- engineering experience in a marine environment would be an advantage.
Applications will only be accepted on the official application form, letters, CV’s, or other alternative methods will not be accepted. Presentation of the application form is important and may be assessed as part of the short-listing process.
Closing date: 1200 on Monday 30 November 2020
Interviews: W/C 7 December 2020
To learn more about this exciting opportunity or for an informal conversation please contact David List, General Manager on 07778 806131.
If you have not heard anything by 3 December 2020 please assume you have been unsuccessful. We are sorry but due to the expected volume of applicants we are unable to inform people individually or give feedback to people who are not successful in reaching the interview stages.