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Careers

WORKING WITH PREMIER MARINAS 

We embrace the concepts of team working to achieve high levels of productivity and quality standards through employees who think and act as part of management.

We adopt an integrated management team approach, with problem solving and decision making being effected quickly at the lowest level and without undue bureaucracy.

To achieve this, we recognise the benefit derived from investing in people through training and development to constantly improve efficiency, productivity, quality and satisfaction in employment through a mutual recognition of each others' motivations and goals. Premier Marinas Limited has held the Investors in People accreditation since 2000.

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Current vacancies:

Brighton Marina

Full time Customer Service & Sales Advisor 
The successful candidate will join a small hard working team on the front desk at the UK’s largest marina. This is a customer facing role and the successful applicant will need excellent customer service skills with a “nothing is too much trouble” attitude. The role will require working some weekends and bank/public holidays as part of a shift rota.

Duties will include: The ability to sell annual berthing and boatyard services whilst undertaking administration duties. The role also requires occasional working outside serving fuel and assisting around the marina and lock area as and when required. Ideal candidates will demonstrate: Applicants must be computer literate and a previous experience in a customer service role is essential. A knowledge of boats would be very desirable.

Part time Customer Service Advisor
The successful candidate will join a small hard working team on the front desk at the UK’s largest marina. This is a customer facing role and the successful applicant will need excellent customer service skills with a “nothing is too much trouble” attitude. The role will require working some evenings, weekends and is based on working 20 hours per week.

Duties will include:  Finance administration duties and credit control, whilst also supporting the team to sell berthing and Premier Marina products. Previous finance experience is essential. The role also requires occasional working outside serving fuel and assisting around the marina and lock area as and when required.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate: Applicants must be computer literate and a previous experience in a customer service role is essential. A knowledge of boats would be very desirable.

If you are interested in either of these positions please apply in writing to Tracey Jefkins by 31st August 2015 with a covering letter and a copy of your CV to tracey@premiermarinas.com or by post to Premier Marinas, Swanwick Marina, Southampton SO31 1ZL. Successful applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks after the closing date.


Chichester Marina

Customer Service Advisor 
Chichester Marina is seeking to appoint a full time Customer Service Advisor. This role is customer facing and the successful applicant will need excellent customer service skills with a “nothing is too much trouble” attitude.

The successful candidate will join a small hard working team providing excellent customer service and wil;l be required to ell annual berthing and boatyard services as may be required whilst undertaking administration duties. The role also requires occasional working outside serving fuel and assisting around the marina as and when required. Applicants must be computer literate and a knowledge of boats would be desirable.

The role will require flexibility with seasonal start and finish times and will include working weekends and bank/public holidays as part of a shift rota.
Premier Marinas are Investors in People certified and offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applications, enclosing a full CV, should be returned by 31/08/2015 to: Tracey Jefkins, HR Manager, Head Office, Swanwick Marina, Swanwick, Hants SO31 1ZL

Marina Host
We are looking to recruit customer focused, outgoing individuals with a passion for delivering the highest level of customer service at Chichester Marina. As the face and personality of Premier Marinas you will play a vital part in how we are viewed by customers and visitors to our sites. You must have pride in yourself, the quality of your work and your place of work. The role will be demanding at times and therefore the personal qualities we are looking for are:

  • Strong & confident interpersonal skills 
  • Professional friendly manner
  • Ability and willingness to work on your own initiative and be proactive
  • Reliable with a strong sense of responsibility
  • Calm, polite and can work under pressure
  • Comfortable working outside and near the water
You will be working as part of a rota system with summer and winter hours depending on the demand of the marina, and will include working weekends and bank/public holidays.
 
If you believe you have the skills we are looking for please send a CV and covering letter to Tracey Jefkins, HR Manager Premier Marinas, Swanwick Marina, Swanwick, Hants, SO 30 1ZL or e-mail ‘office@premiermarinas.com’.  Closing date for applications 31/08/2015 – successful applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.
Swanwick Marina

Vacancy at Swanwick Marina – Dockmaster
 A vacancy has arisen and we are looking for an individual who has the necessary experience, passion and focus in providing excellent levels of customer service. Dockmasters must be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Operation of Boatyard plant and equipment is desirable, but not essential.
  • Boat driving/towing in and around the marina.
  • Personal pride and passion for delivering outstanding levels of customer service.
  • “A can do” attitude and flexible approach to team work.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to understand and deliver excellent customer service.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to both marina and boatyard operations.
  • Ability to learn and use Havenstar.
  • The management of marina berths and the handling of money and recording data.
The role includes outdoor working in all weathers on a shift rota which will include some weekends, bank/public holidays and nights.  The normal shift pattern will be 4 x 12 hours on and 4 x 12 hours off alternating between days and nights. Previous experience would be a major advantage but training, where required, will be given. A full diving licence is essential.

If you would like to be part of a team delivering excellent customer service and believe you have the key skills and knowledge required please apply in writing to Tracey Jefkins, HR Manager supported by a current CV and covering letter describing why you are applying for the role. E-mail address traceyj@premiermarinas.com Closing date for applications: Monday 31st August 2015.  Successful applicants will be contacted and invited for interview within 2 weeks of the closing date.

Part Time Marina Maintenance
Duties will include: General repair and maintenance of all marina pontoons, services and facilities both afloat and ashore.
Carrying out tasks as directed by Duty Managers and ensuring high standards of all maintenance and repairs whilst also being responsible for the overall cleanliness for the site. This will also involve the control of all refuse bins, re-cycling, waste oil, batteries, cardboard, metals and wood.

Ideal Candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Previous practical experience in the following areas:  Basic woodwork, Plumbing, Decorating and some understanding of mechanical systems.
  • Personal pride in their work and passion for delivering outstanding levels of customer service, a “can do” attitude and flexible approach to team work.
The role includes outdoor working in all weathers and will include some weekends, bank/public holidays.  Previous experience would be a major advantage but training, where required, can be given. A full diving license is essential.

If you would like to be part of a developing team delivering excellent customer service and believe you have the key skills and knowledge required please apply in writing to Tracey Jefkins, HR Manager supported by a current CV and covering letter describing why you are applying for the role. Closing date for applications: Monday 31st August 2015. Successful applicants will be contacted and invited for interview within 1 week of the closing date.
Sovereign Harbour, Eastboure

Relief Lock Keeper 

Premier Marinas, owner and operator of Sovereign Harbour Marina, is looking for a full time Relief Lock Keeper. You will be part of a small, hardworking team dealing with berth holders and visitors needs at a 24 hour marina.

As part of the Premier Marinas group, Sovereign Harbour is dedicated to offering excellent standards of customer service and facilities.   The varied tasks of a Relief Lock Keeper will include controlling lock movements in and out of the marina, boat handling/towing, serving fuel and working in the busy reception area. The Relief Lock Keeper works as part of 12 hour day & night shift rota which covers 24 hours and 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays. The relief lock keeper role therefore requires a degree of flexibility with regard to working hours. There are 4 fixed rotated lock keepers and the relief lock keeper covers their absence (Sickness or Holiday) and will be given a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice for the following month’s shifts.

Knowledge of boats and cash handling would be advantageous together with a familiarity of modern office computer systems. This role requires you to work outside in all weather conditions and you must be confident on and around water.

Please apply, enclosing a CV and covering letter stating why you are applying for the role to: Tracey Jefkins, Premier Marinas Ltd, Head Office, Swanwick Marina, Swanwick, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 1ZL or email the same to office@premiermarinas.com Closing Date: 2nd September 2015. Successful applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.