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Northern Lighthouse Board


Vessel traffic services




One month ago

Closing date:

22 February 2024

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Currently have a vacancy for a 

For service onboard their two Aid to Navigation maintenance and support vessels on a fixed manning rota – 28 days duty followed by 28 days leave.

About Us

The Northern Lighthouse Board is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man, responsible for the superintendence and management of all lighthouses, buoys and beacons within those waters. We have provided this vital safety service to mariners since 1786.

The Role – Overview 

As Second Officer you will assist in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of an NLB Vessel. Duties include undertake passage planning, full navigation watches, supervision of Helicopter operations and acting in capacity of Helicopter Landing Officer, deputise for the Chief Officer as required, maintenance of equipment, systems and records.  

Skills/ Experience Required

You will hold a valid MCA STCW ’95 Reg. II/2 Chief Officer Unlimited Certificate, a valid unrestricted MCA Medical Certificate (ENG 1) and will have undertaken Elementary First Aid, ECDIS, ISPS and other relevant STCW training courses. You will have well developed Seamanship and Navigation Skills together with a working knowledge of statute and regulations.   Flexibility and a willingness to acquire new skills are essential, as are good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels. 

Salary and Benefits 

  • £42,843 per year rising to £47,094 per year dependent on skills and experience. 
  • Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • Generous sick pay scheme and family leave policies. 
  • Excellent training and development opportunities

For further details and an application form please download an application pack from our website:

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 22nd February 2024

The NLB is an Equal Opportunities employer

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