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Why join Burgess? Because we understand that our people make us great. Many of our team have been with us for over 20 years, which tells you all you need to know about working here.

Current vacancies

In addition to any vacancies shown below, we welcome speculative applications from suitably qualified individuals. Please apply using the form further down this page.

  • 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.

  • YACHT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, LONDON

    We are currently recruiting for a full time Yacht Management Assistant in our London office. Reporting to a Yacht Manager, you will assist the Yacht Manager in his/her daily duties and be his/her primary point of contact. You will work alongside the Crew Manager, Technical Manager, Safety & Security Manager, Yacht Accountants and the other Assistants.

     

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Safety/ISM and Security/ISPS
    • Maintain records on Burgess Manage, the online management system and ensure all reports are reviewed and actioned and all information is up to date
    • Assisting with ISM & ISPS internal audits and the follow up of findings
    • Providing relevant information in prevision of safety meetings to the Safety department/London office

     

    Crew Management:

    • Administer crew appointment, crew agreements, contracts, details, qualifications, co-ordinate crew training, assist with the administration of monthly crew payroll
    • Check crew files and ensure safe manning of the yachts
    • Crew travel, visa application
    • Co-ordinate crew recruitment
    • Crew mail
    • Certification & Insurance
    • Arrange statutory/class survey/audits/qualifications liaising with yacht Managers and flag/class surveyors
    • Maintain certificate/insurance records
    • Registration and Flag
    • Monthly update of Statutory Class

     

    Operations:

    • Liaise with agents, berth reservation
    • Co-ordinate various logistic & day to day problems
    • Co-ordinate supply of fuel and lubricating oil

     

    Technical:

    • Liaising on specific items with Technical Manager and obtaining comments on maintenance reports

     

    The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

     

    Essential:

    • Attention to detail is vital, and conscientiousness to record information accurately
    • A proven ability to use Microsoft Office products
    • Excellent organisational skills
    • Excellent level of written and spoken English and numeracy
    • Must be able to follow instructions
    • Capable of working independently and take initiative but also be an excellent team player
    • A good sense of humour and diplomatic

     

    Desirable:

    • Experience working on yachts or for a yacht management company
    • Experience in a PA or administrative type role

     

    Burgess is an equal opportunity employer and will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

  • CHARTER MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, MIAMI

    Burgess is a leading global superyacht brokerage business for more than 40 years. The company provides a full range of yachting services including charter management to a very discerning clientele of ultra-high net worth individuals.

    Working in our Miami office as the Administrative Assistant to our Charter Managers who act as the Central Agents for a prestigious fleet of large motor and sailing yachts. The department’s objective is to provide a comprehensive service to our yacht owners, charter brokers and to the captains of the managed fleet, while maximising charter revenue opportunities.

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Provide assistance in areas to include general correspondence, enquiries, bookings, management of client and yacht files both hard copy and electronic, proof reading and editing of correspondence and reports before distribution
    • CRM data entry including the recording of enquiries, bookings. charter progress sheets, contacts and client relationships
    • Book travel for department staff
    • Liaise with Accounts department to arrange the provision of APAs (advance provisioning allowance) to the yachts, VAT payments and bank transfers
    • Assist with marketing and marketing strategies, yacht electronic presentations, departmental industry updates, announcements, electronic mailings, broker updates and brochure distribution
    • Update yacht information listed on industry information websites including; rates, specifications, crew profiles, bookings, photography
    • Update information on the Burgess website, including any newsworthy items
    • Event organization for central agency yachts attending charter shows
    • Compile information from various sources for charter reports to be distributed to owners annually
    • Compile Charter Managers monthly credit card and cash expenses and enter information on Excel spreadsheet
    • Reception duty rota one week out of the month
    • Attendance and participation at the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach show is expected; attendance may also be required at other major yacht charter shows (i.e. Palm Beach International Boat Show, MYBA Charter Show in Genoa and Antigua Charter Show) 

     

    Skills & competencies:

    • Must prove eligibility to work in the United States
    • Microsoft Office including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop. Prior knowledge of CRM an added benefit
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Excellent organizational skills (computer and paper files)
    • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks on deadline
    • Comfortable with math calculations and figures
    • Current passport is essential
    • An interest in marketing & creative design would be an advantage
    • A basic knowledge of Spanish, French or Italian would be an asset
  • RETAIL CHARTER BROKER, USA

    We are currently recruiting a self-motivated retail broker for our Charter division based in the USA.

    The broker will serve as an integral part of the Burgess team and deliver the high standards synonymous with the Burgess brand. The successful candidate will build on an extensive client base and will be expected to communicate at the highest level. The position is based in our Miami office however the role will involve extensive travel both nationally and internationally.

     

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Ability to meet and exceed targets
    • Excellent sales and negotiation skills and the ability to close transactions
    • Excellent knowledge of the superyacht market
    • Excellent knowledge of luxury lifestyles
    • Knowledge of the charter process and contracts
    • Ability to present accurately and professionally to UHNWIs
    • The ability to handle numerous simultaneous enquiries effectively and professionally
    • The ability to resolve problems in a pressured environment

     

    Skills & competencies:

    • Previous ‘HNWI client facing’ experience essential
    • Experience in developing a portfolio of clients
    • Proven natural talent for negotiating
    • Excellent networking capabilities
    • First-hand experience on yachts (preferred but not essential)
    • Excellent written/oral communication and numeracy skills
    • Confident and outgoing manner
    • Well-presented and articulate
    • Keen interest and experience in travel
    • Excellent team player
    • Ability to work hard in often unsociable hours
    • Self motivated

     

    All applicants must have proof of eligibility to work in the US.

    The position reports to the head of direct sales and the director of the Americas.

    Burgess is an equal opportunity employer, and will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

    If you are interested in the position and would like to apply for an interview please send a current resume and cover letter by email to Matt Emerson.

  • RETAIL CHARTER ASSISTANT, MIAMI

    Founded in 1975, Burgess is the superyacht industry leader renowned for its professional yachting services. The company guides clients through every aspect of the yachting experience, including charter, sale and purchase, and management. Reporting to the Retail Charter Brokers, you will assist them in their daily duties, helping to coordinate the logistics of client charters and be their main point of contact. This is primarily a sales support role.
     

    Responsibilities

    Client Presentations

    • Prepare electronic and hardcopy bound yacht presentations, as directed by Broker, for client enquiries.
    • Formulate client-friendly bespoke itineraries, as directed by Broker, for potential and booked charters using PowerPoint. 


    Data Entry

    • Maintain database with up to date client details including regular updating of general contact information, addresses and notes.
    • Record new enquiries and clients into the database
    • Ability to calculate commission rates, discounts and charter expenses accurately from data provided by broker and enter into our system 


    Charter Agreement & Document Preparation

    • Prepare charter agreements and all accompanying paperwork
    • Instruct Finance department on incoming and outgoing client funds and payments.
    • Create and manage both electronic and hard copy files with all information relating to booked charters. 


    Customer Service

    • Liaise with captains and crews with regards to the preparations needed prior to a charter commencing
    • Liaise with Central Agents, gathering general information on yacht availability and compile report for broker’s consideration
    • Coordinate pre and post charter client gifts
    • Handle phone calls from company and industry colleagues in broker’s absence 


    Administration

    • Manage broker’s calendar and stay on top of any due dates regarding the charter process
    • Make domestic and international travel arrangements for broker
    • Compile and organize broker’s monthly expenses for Finance Department 


    Business Development

    • Liaise with marketing department for targeted client initiatives
    • Complete digital and direct mailings
    • Regularly research and data mine for potential clients
    • Accompany and/or prepare broker for any client/industry presentations 


    General

    • Assist at company and Industry sponsored events or Boat Shows when appropriate
    • Any other task reasonably required. 

     

    Professional Qualities

    The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following skills.
     

    Skills:

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • High attention to detail, and conscientiousness to record information accurately
    • Excellent level of written and spoken English and numeracy
    • A proven ability to use all Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint to intermediate level, and Photo Shop (basic skills).
    • Experience working with multiple template formats 

     

    Essential:

    • Capability to work independently and take initiative but also be an excellent team player
    • A good sense of humor
    • Calm, confident and professional
    • Pro-active
    • College Degree (Associates Degree acceptable)
    • Current Passport
    • Proven ability to work in the United States 

     

    Desirable:

    • Experience working in sales or customer service for luxury brands or in industries that require interaction with high net worth properties or individuals
    • College Graduate or 2 -3 years of experience in a support or administrative type role for a busy sales team 

     

    Applications

    Applications should be made in writing, preferably via email, with an up to date resume and cover letter to Anita Reagan. No resume will be considered unless accompanied by a cover letter. Burgess is an equal opportunity employer who will happily consider candidates from all backgrounds who are able to demonstrate the required personal and professional qualities for this role.

  • 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.

  • STEWARDS

    We are looking for experienced Stewards for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Steward please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • CHIEF STEWARDS

    We are looking for experienced Chief Stewards for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Chief Steward please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • DECKHANDS

    We are looking for experienced Deckhands for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Deckhand please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • CHIEF OFFICERS

    We are looking for experienced Chief Officers for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Chief Officer please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • CAPTAINS

    We are looking for experienced Captains for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Captain please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • CHEFS

    We are looking for experienced Chefs for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced Chef please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

  • ENGINEERS

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

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

  • ETOS

    We are looking for experienced ETOs for various yachts within the Burgess fleet.

    If you are an experienced ETO please do send in your CV. We currently have a number of positions available.

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