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CURRENT VACANCIES

In addition to any vacancies shown below, we welcome speculative
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Office vacancies

We are currently recruiting for the roles shown on this page. Please feel free to send us your CV speculatively for any future office based positions which may arise.

Safety & Security Manager, London

The role:-

Reporting to the Director of Yacht Management/DPA/CSO you will be responsible for updating and ensuring the effectiveness of the company’s safety and security policies and procedures and the full compliance of the managed fleet with all relevant legislation.-

Duties:-

  • Keeping the Management Department and managed fleet fully informed of all matters relating to Safety and Security and other relevant information
  • Monitor current and upcoming legislation to ensure the Burgess managed fleet remains fully compliant at all times
  • Recommend safety and security policy changes to the DPA/CSO, submit recommended changes to the SMS, SSP, Fleet Circulars and Security Circulars to the DPA/CSO for approval
  • Chair the monthly, quarterly and annual Safety & Security meetings
  • Act as a member of the emergency response team
  • Provide support to the members of the management team throughout the Burgess Group
  • Continually review the Burgess SMS and recommend any changes and updates
  • Assist in the investigation of accidents, incidents and near-misses
  • Take the lead in the administration, maintenance and development of ‘Burgess Manage’ the company’s web-based safety management system
  • Coordinate external and internal ISM/ISPS audit programme
  • Obtain and distribute to the management team relevant information from appropriate sources within the yachting and shipping industry on safety and security related matters

    The successful candidate will ideally have the following attributes:-

  • Sea-going experience as Captain, Mate or Chief Engineer with the appropriate qualification for this position;
  • A thorough knowledge of ISM and ISPS and relevant regulations with previous experience in safety and security management
  • Excellent communication and diplomacy skills, able to communicate effectively at all levels internally and externally
  • Effective problem solving and multi-tasking abilities with a flexible approach to tackling a wide range of tasks
  • A sound knowledge of yacht/ship operation
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Proficiency in other languages will be beneficial but not essential
  • Live within commuting distance of London and be eligible to work in the UK
  • Good sense of humour

  • Crew vacancies

    In addition to the positions below we always welcome CVs from qualified and experienced crew members for positions which may become available within the Burgess Fleet.

    Please use the form on this page to send us your CV, current location and availability.

    All crew members are required to hold a minimum of the STCW95 basic training certificate and a valid Seafarers medical.

    Deckhand – 52M Motor Yacht

    We are looking for a Deckhand for a 52m private Motor Yacht based in Eastern Mediterranean.

    The suitable candidates must have at least one seasons experience, holder valid STCW95 and a valid seafarers medical.

    Further details will be supplied to candidates selected for interview.

    Chef - 72m Motor Yacht
    We are looking for a Chef to join a 72m Motor Yacht. The candidate must be female as they will be sharing with a female crew memeber. The candidate must hold a valid seafarers medical certificate and a STCW95 certificate. Further details will be supplied for candidates selected for interview.
    Chief Stewardess – 40m motor yacht

    We urgently require a Chief Stewardess (female because of cabin configuration) for a 40m motor yacht to join the yacht in Greece no later than 18 Aug.

    Ideally the candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as Chief Stew on similar size vessels. The successful candidate must have all STCW95 basic training certificates and a valid seafarer medical. This is a full time permanent position. The yacht operates during the summer only.

    If you are available and interested in applying for the position please email your CV and clearly state your current location and salary expectation.

    Stewardess - 50m Motor Yacht
    We are looking for a Stewardess with high standards of service and keen eye for details for a 50m Private motor yacht. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic yacht and crew based in the Mediterranean. The successful candidate must hold a STCW95 certificate and a valid seafarer medical. This is a full-time permanent position. If you are available and interested in applying for the position please email your CV and clearly state your current location and salary expectation.
    Chief Engineer
    We require a Chief Engineer for a 42m motor yacht to start 4 September. The yacht is currently located in Monaco and is for sale. The successful candidate must have a RIII/1 or RIII/3 (Y3) Chief Engineer CoC and a valid seafarer medical. This is a full time permanent position. If you are available and interested in applying for the position please email your CV and clearly state your current location and salary expectation. The candidate must have at least one year’s experience as a Chief Engineer on a similar size yacht and experience managing a 2nd Engineer.
    Second Officer - 52m Motor Yacht

    We are looking for a qualified OOW to join a 52m Motor Yacht currently cruising East Mediterranean.

    The suitable candidate should be available to join the yacht at the end of August. The suitable candidates must hold a OOW 3000 ticket, valid seafarer medical certificate, a STCW95 and be available immediately.

    Further details will be supplied to candidates selected for interview.

    Chief Steward – 70m motor yacht

    We require a Chief Steward for a 70m motor yacht to join the yacht in Italy.

    Ideally the candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as Chief Stew on similar size vessels. The successful candidate must have all STCW95 basic training certificates and a valid seafarer medical. This is a full time permanent position.

    The yacht operates all year (Med in the summer and Caribbean in the winter). The yacht is MLC compliant and offers a generous remuneration package.

    If you are interested in applying for the position please email your CV and clearly state your current location and salary expectation.

    Chief Stewardess – 60m motor yacht

    We urgently require a Chief Stewardess (female because of cabin configuration) for a 60m motor yacht to join the yacht in Spain.

    Ideally the candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as Chief Stew and 1 year’s experience as Chief Stew on similar size vessels. The successful candidate must have all STCW95 basic training certificates and a valid seafarer medical. This is a full time permanent position.

    The yacht operates all year (Med in the summer and Asia in the winter). This is an MLC compliant yacht.

    If you are available and interested in applying for the position please email your CV and clearly state your current location and salary expectation.

    Captain - 100+m Motor Yacht

    Looking for a Captain for a new build in N Europe on a 100+m yacht. The Owner is European. The yacht is being built to PYC regulations and therefore all crew will need to be merchant navy qualified.

    The delivery of the yacht is Spring 2015. The intended cruising areas are Med for the summer and a 2nd season elsewhere (will go where the charters are). The yacht will be a commercially functioning yacht with some charter as well as Owner use.

    Prefer not to have rotation Captains – will consider having Master Mariner qualified Master and Senior Deck Officers so they can all cover each other on leave. Approximately 8 weeks leave pa. Will consider various options if they meet the requirements of the Owner and for the right candidate.

    The Owner is loyal and habit forming is looking for the same from the crew.

    Looking for someone to start after the summer season.

    Further details will be supplied to candidates selected for interview.

    Captain - Pershing 115 - Water Jet experience

    We are looking for a Captain for a Burgess managed Pershing 115. The yacht is currently in Italy and will be based in the mediterranean for the foreseeable future.

    The suitable candidates should also hold a Master 3000 ticket, have proven water jet experience and a good sense of humour.

    If you feel that you are suitable and have the relevant experience please apply with your CV and covering letter.

    Sous Chef - Chinese food - 60m Motor Yacht

    We are looking for a Sous for a 60m Motor Yacht. The candidate must have experience in cooking Chinese food.

    The yacht used privately and is currently on the East Coast of the States. She is due to come back to the Mediterranean shortly. The suitable candidate must have experience working on a similar size vessel with proven longevity. Additionally the candidate must hold a STCW95 basic training certificate and a valid seafarer medical certificate.

    Further details will be supplied to candidates selected for interview.

    Chief Stewardess - Russian Speaking - 39m Motor Yacht

    We are looking for a Russian speaking Chief Stewardess for a 39m Motor Yacht.

    The suitable candidate must have experience as well as longevity on a similar size vessel and be available to join immediately. Additionally the candidate must hold a STCW95 basic training certificate and a valid seafarer medical certificate.

    The yacht is privately used, will cruise the Med and is used for a single season use.

    Further details will be supplied to candidates selected for interview.

    Engineers

    We are looking for a Engineers for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are a experienced Engineer with a Y1, Y2, Y3 or Y4 ticket please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available within the Burgess fleet.

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