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CURRENT VACANCIES

In addition to any vacancies shown below, we welcome speculative
applications from suitably qualified individuals.

Administrative Assistant
The role:

Reporting to a Yacht Manager and Crew Manager in the London Management Department, you will assist the Yacht Manager in his/her daily duties and be his/her primary point of contact. You will report to the Crew Manager on all crew related matters. You will work alongside the Crew team, Burgess Crew Services (Guernsey) PCC Ltd (BCS), yacht crew, yacht accountants and the yacht manager assistants.

Duties:

Crew Management:

  • Administer crew appointment, crew agreements, contracts, details, qualifications, co-ordinate crew training
  • Assist with the administration of monthly crew payroll
  • Assist with crew travel and visa application
  • Co-ordinate crew recruitment with BCS, the safety management company and the yachts
  • Send on crew mail to the yachts
  • Operational Management
  • Assist with the coordination of tender movements and shipping

    Operational Management:

  • Assist with the coordination of tender movements and shipping of yachts
  • Assist with contract renewals with suppliers (eg VSAT, phones, SSAS, etc)
  • Liaise with agents and assist with berth reservation
  • Assist with various logistic & day to day problems
  • Assist with the supply of fuel and lubricating oil 

    Certification & Insurance:

  • Assist with arranging statutory/class survey/audits/qualifications liaising with yacht managers and flag/class surveyors
  • Maintain certificate/insurance records on Burgess Manage
  • Assist with any registration and flag requirements
  • Prepare monthly update of Statutory Class
  • Safety/ISM and Security/ISPS
  • Maintain records on Burgess Manage and Sealogical, the online management systems, and ensure all reports are reviewed and actioned and all information is up to date

    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.

    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 Lucy Medd

  • 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.

    Temporary Accounts Team Assistant, London

    We require a temporary Accounts Assistant to work in the Accounts team for one to two months. The successful candidate will managed by the Head of Finance, Yacht Management and will be required to assist the Yacht Management Accounts team with daily administrative duties.

    Duties:

    The financial administration of the yachts managed from the London office and any other accounts related work that may be reasonably requested.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Update ledgers – data entry of invoices
  • Set up or check payments to be made via the bank link
  • Shredding
  • Filing
  • Scanning
  • Photocopying
  • Any other administrative task reasonably requested

    The successful candidate should have:

  • A flexible approach to work
  • A good eye for detail
  • A strong work ethic
  • A great sense of humour

    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 Lucy Medd

  • Charter Retail 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.

  • Marine Engineer, London

    Over the last 25 years Burgess has built an enviable reputation for impeccable service and meticulous attention to detail. Their commitment to a distinctive style and their specialist knowledge of the large yacht sector comes from years of professional experience.

    We currently have a vacancy for a professional Marine Engineer.

    The successful candidate should have:

  • Chartered Engineer status
  • Technical Consultancy, Shipyard Design or Classification Society background
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience of new build projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sea going experience would be an advantage

    This is a challenging role with significant responsibility, providing our clients with the high standards of service they have come to expect of us. Individuals will be expected to manage major projects (preference will be given to those who have previous project management experience), participate in concept design, carry out plan approval and onsite inspections, as well as providing Technical Support to the Yacht Management team. Applicants should therefore have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Chartered Engineer.

    These positions present an excellent opportunity for the right individuals to broaden their knowledge and experience within the large yacht sector.

    In order to apply please send a CV together with a covering letter explaining why you are suitable to recruitment@burgessyachts.com.

    All correspondence will be treated in the utmost confidence.

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

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