Deck Ratings

Deck Ratings Eilean Siar

CalMac Ferries Limited
Full Time Eilean Siar 40032 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Reports to: Bosun

Vacancy Ref: 939-SG

Contract: Permanent

Rate of pay: £40,032 or £40,626 *depending on certification

Location: Western Isles Fleet

Shift Pattern: 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off

Date advertised: 23 May 2023

Closing date: 06 June 2023

Caledonian MacBrayne Crewing (Guernsey) Limited

Caledonian MacBrayne Crewing (Guernsey) Limited employs and supplies all sea going staff to CalMac Ferries Limited. There are currently 33 ferries serving 52 ports on 29 routes providing 145,000 sailings per year.

CalMac Ferries Limited is the UK's largest ferry operator in terms of ships and destinations served and one of the largest transport operators in Scotland. It is a multi-award-winning ferry and port operation and ship management specialist providing essential lifeline services and logistical support to island and remote communities.

For more information, please visit our website at

Benefits of a career with CalMac Ferries Limited

  • A rewarding career
  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent training, development, and career progression
  • 28 days annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Staff travel pass for yourself, spouse/partner, and dependents

Role Overview

Applications are invited for a permanent Deck Rating to sail within the Western Isles Fleet. You will be responsible to the Bosun. As Deck Rating, you will be required to assist with the effective operation of the vessel by providing operational support to the Deck Department. Provide specific operational support during mooring and Vehicle Deck / cargo operations. Undertake Deck Department maintenance.

Functional Responsibilities/Key Tasks

  • Assist with mooring operations, including the handling of mooring ropes and equipment and the operation of mooring machinery / equipment as required
  • Assist with Vehicle Deck and cargo loading / unloading operations as required
  • Assisting in general Deck Department planned maintenance routines as directed by the Bosun
  • Duties as required by the Muster List in an emergency, including drills and emergencies
  • Assist with directing passengers off the vehicle decks to the passenger areas, including directing mobility impaired passengers to and from the passenger lift
  • Conduct bridge watch keeping duties and/or vehicle deck checks on passage
  • Carry out security gangway duties in the absence of a Night-watchman
  • You must be customer focused, have a clear understanding of the customer interface, and have a proactive approach to customer care.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Essential Criteria

  • STCW2010 Basic Elements:

o Personal Survival Techniques

o Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

o Elementary First Aid

o Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting

o Crowd Management

o Crisis Management

  • ENG 1 (No Limitations)
  • Navigation Watch Rating Certificate
  • Security Awareness
  • Efficient Deck Hand
  • Passenger and Cargo Safety, Hull Integrity Training
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats

Desirable Criteria

  • CoC as Able Seafarer (Deck)
  • Fast Rescue Boats
  • Ro Pax Experience
  • ISPS Designated Security Duties
  • MES

Our People: Values & Behaviours

To navigate the waters, ensuring life thrives wherever we are


We lead by example and inspire others to give their best.

We work constructively with colleagues in a 'one team' spirit.


We put the customer at the heart of everything we do.

We are accountable for our actions and performance.


We demonstrate good judgement and decision making.

We act with integrity in all that we do.

The recruitment Information pack is designed to provide you with as much informationas possible, relevant to the role and the recruitment process.

CalMac Ferries Limited is an equal opportunity employer as such our selection processes are designed to promote equality of opportunity for all.

If you have any further queries, please contact HR Services by email [email protected]

The Selection Process


It is important that you demonstrate on your CV how you meet the essential and desirable criteria outlined within the Job Description.


We will evaluate your suitability for the role by assessing your qualifications, skills and experience.


To ensure you are in the best position to perform to your highest standards during our selection process, make sure you review the competencies outlined in the Job Description and have prepared examples of times you have successfully demonstrated these behaviours in the past.


If you apply for this role and your application is unsuccessful, we will, as part of the Equality Act 2010, retain your application for 1 year after the role is filled and then destroy this.

Deck Ratings
CalMac Ferries Limited
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Martin Dorchester
Less than $1 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Taxi & Car Services
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