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Safety & Loss Prevention Specialist


Looking for a Safety & Loss Prevention Specialist to support our Yacht Management team in London.

Functional Responsibilities:

The job holder will fulfil the role as the Company’s Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist. This will include:

  • Developing a systematic approach to ensure seafarers can work in a safe environment.
  • Reviewing, compiling and promulgating the Company’s baseline RASOPS.
  • Maintain generic non-Mandatory RASOPs for use within the Burgess Fleet.
  • Oversight and analysis of accidents and incidents on the Burgess Safety Management System
  • Liaison with external organisations (P&I Clubs, Insurers, Flag Administrations) to gather industry best practices with the object of reducing losses due to personal injury, accidents or equipment damage.
  • Provide Officers serving on board with subject matter expert training in the creation and review of RASOPs.
  • Maintaining professional currency in relation to employment safety and maritime regulations.

Fulfil the role as a cyber specialist, including:

  • Maintaining and reviewing the Company Cyber RASOP.
  • Ensuring that the Yacht Cyber RASOP template remains fir for purpose.
  • Issuing cyber related information to the managed fleet.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of cyber security

Assist in the development of Ship Security Plans.

Fulfil the role as a Burgess Manage (BM) administrator and provide training and support for BM users.

Corporate Responsibilities:

  • Be involved in the strategic development of yacht management and the Company’s industry presence.
  • Represent the Company at boat shows and other trade events or meetings.
  • Identify new business opportunities for yacht management and cross-selling other Burgess services. Work with the Business Development Manager to convert these to profit.
  • Any other task reasonably requested.

Personal attributes and qualifications:

Essential qualification

  • STCW 11/2 Certificate of Competency (Chief Mate, Yachts) or
  • Chief Engineer, STCW Convention regulation III/2, Certificate of Competency - Yacht (Y1) or
  • UK Level 5 qualification in a marine or safety related subject together with 2 years seagoing or shore management experience

Desirable qualifications

  • ISM lead auditor

Experience and ability

  • Skilled communicator - verbal and written, able to communicate with people at all levels in a wide range of professional and social situations, tactful and diplomatic.
  • Proficient with the use of business IT systems, computer and cloud based apps.
  • Competent at problem solving.
  • Willing to work as a member of a team.
  • Effective manager – Maximising use of own time and supervising the work of a nominated Yacht Management Assistant.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK as applicable.
  • Resident within daily commuting distance of the nominated office.
  • Able to travel worldwide at short notice.
  • Good sense of humour.

*Only candidates with legal status to work in the UK can be considered.

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