Northern LIghthouses






One month ago

Closing date:

22 July 2022

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Currently have the following vacancies 

Chief Cook and Cook/ Steward

For service onboard their Aids to Navigation Tenders on a fixed manning rota – 28 days duty followed by 28 days leave.

The Northern Lighthouse Board is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man, responsible in law for the provision and control of a network of marine aids to navigation – lighthouses, buoys, beacons and a precision satellite-based navigation service.

The NLB’s catering function is responsible for the delivery of a healthy and balanced diet for the ships company and passengers.

Job Roles

As Chief Cook you will be responsible for ordering, managing and maintaining stock and assist the Master in management of the victualling budget.   You will hold Line Management responsibilities for the Cook/ Steward, managing their time, workload and carrying out appraisals.

As Cook/ Steward you will assist the Chief Cook in preparation of meals, assist in management of ships garbage and ensure cleanliness of galley, fridges and storerooms. You will also be responsible for the cleaning of passageways, recreation rooms, mess room and  passenger cabins.

Skills/ Experience

You will hold an MLC 2006 Ships cooks Certificate, a valid MCA Medical Certificate (ENG 1 and will have undertaken Medical Care, ISPS training and other relevant STCW training courses. You will have previous experience working as a ships cook and of creating and implementing innovative menus that meet differing dietary requirements using quality nutritious produce.

Salary and Benefits

The current pay bands are as follows and pay progression is dependent on skills and experience

Chief Cook - £35,403 rising to £38,211 per year

Cook/ Steward - £35,403 rising to £36,624 per year

Benefits package includes occupational sick pay scheme and career average occupational pension scheme.

There is also the opportunity to add real value to a professional organisation dedicated to the safety of those at sea, and to the protection of our maritime environment.

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

 Closing Date:  Friday 22nd July 2022

The NLB is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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The Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses currently have the following vacancies: Chief Cook and Cook/ Steward. For service onboard their Aids to Navigation Tenders on a fixed manning rota – 28 days duty followed by 28 days leave.

Apply now

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