Careers Overview

As Europe’s leading marina group we take training and development seriously. We encourage all our managers to take the Marina Institute’s Certificated Marina Manager qualification and aim to nurture the skills and abilities of every member of our 260-plus team. And our commitment pays off - both in the loyalty of our staff and in the number of customers who come back to us time and again. We can’t promise that we’ve a position available but it’s still worth getting in touch. Rest assured that if you do join us, you can look forward to being part of an exciting future.

 

Current Vacancies

It is company policy to employ the best qualified personnel and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of their sex, race, pregnancy, disability, marital or family status, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or trades union membership.

Sales Ledger Supervisor - Outlook House, Hamble

Situated at the mouth of the River Hamble, Hamble Point is the home to MDL’s central services team, who support the activities above.  Whilst the office activities are both busy and fast paced, the finance department works closely with marinas and other central services departments to deliver the highest level of service and experience for our members and customers; demanding the very best from our team every day. To help us deliver exceptional service we are seeking to recruit a Sales Ledger Supervisor at MDL Central Services.

This is a permanent full time role working 37.5 hours from Monday to Friday supporting central services finance activities. 

Responsible for overall management of the Sales Ledger and day to day cash management. You will work in a small finance team, partially supervising the Accounts Assistant.

The prime tasks and responsibilities for this role are:

  • Coordination of site administrators and overseeing debt collection
  • Partially manage workload of Accounts Assistant (in conjunction with Purchase Ledger Supervisor)
  • Maintenance of bank reconciliations for c. 25 bank accounts
  • Processing of customer refunds with certain parameters
  • Processing of Direct Debit collection files on a monthly basis
  • Preparation and distribution of ad-hoc manual sales invoices
  • Monthly debt reporting to the MDL board
  • Management of bad debt provision and associated write offs
  • Investigating and resolving invoice and receipt queries for customers
  • Become a ‘key user’ for HavenStar software
  • Manage month end procedures in Sage and ensure reconciliation of sales ledger accounts

Person specification:

  • Professional, proactive, positive attitude and a provider of first class customer service
  • Team player
  • Have good communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision
  • A practical, resourceful and common sense approach
  • Have a customer focused philosophy permeating all your actions
  • Well presented and take a pride in your surroundings

Required experience:

  • Must be experienced in Sales Ledger / Cash Management
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Sage accounting and Microsoft packages including strong Excel skills

Desired experience:

  • Supervisory experience
  • General Ledger accounting experience / skills

MDL Marinas offers a competitive salary package plus bonus scheme, company uniform, and following your probationary period, a subsidised health cash plan. There is also full on-job training leading to industry-recognised qualifications. MDL Marinas are an equal opportunities employer.

If you think you have the ability to succeed in this role and would like to join a highly motivated team and take part in a new challenge we would like to hear from you. Please email for a full job description or submit your letter of application marked ‘Private & Confidential’ making reference to the prime tasks and responsibilities to:

Kevin Hunt, Financial Controller, Marina Developments Limited, Outlook House, Hamble Point Marina, School Lane, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4NB.

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Closing Date: Friday 26th April 2019

Purchase Ledger Supervisor - Outlook House, Hamble

Situated at the mouth of the River Hamble, Hamble Point is the home to MDL’s central services team, who support the activities above. Whilst the office activities are both busy and fast paced, the finance department works closely with marinas and other central services departments to deliver the highest level of service and experience for our members and customers; demanding the very best from our team every day. To help us deliver exceptional service we are seeking to recruit a Purchase Ledger Supervisor at MDL Central Services.
 
This is a permanent part time role working between 20-25 hours from Monday to Friday supporting central services finance activities.  
 
Responsible for the day to day coordination of the Purchase Ledger, ensuring all supplier invoices are recorded and paid promptly and professionally.  You will work in a small finance team, supervising the Purchase Ledger Assistant.
 

The prime tasks and responsibilities for this role are:

  • Manage workload of Purchase Ledger assistant
  • Recording and paying approximately 16,500 invoices PA
  • Enter supplier invoices into Sage accounts system
  • Ensure that purchase invoices are coded / allocated correctly in line with internal guidelines
  • Match purchase orders delivery notes to invoices
  • Reconcile supplier statements to purchase ledger
  • Communicate with suppliers regarding expected payment dates
  • Investigating and resolving invoice and payment queries for suppliers
  • Set up new supplier accounts
  • Account for staff expense forms
  • Make supplier and staff expense payments
  • Manage the reconciliation of the payments in the head office bank accounts
  • Manage the reconciliation of the company credit card statements
  • Liaise with marinas regarding the monthly cheque and petty cash returns
  • Manage month end procedures in Sage and ensure reconciliation of all purchase ledger accounts
  • Completion and submission of monthly CIS returns to HMRC

Person specification:

  • Professional, proactive, positive attitude and a provider of first class customer service
  • Team player
  • Have good communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision
  • A practical, resourceful and common sense approach 
  • Have a customer focused philosophy permeating all your actions
  • Well presented and take a pride in your surroundings

Required Experience:

  • Must be experienced in Purchase Ledger / Accounts Payable
  • Management / Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Sage accounting and Microsoft packages including strong Excel skills

Desired Experience:

  •  General Ledger accounting experience / skills

MDL Marinas offers a competitive salary package plus bonus scheme, company uniform, and following your probationary period, a subsidised health cash plan. There are also training opportunities to aid professional development.  MDL Marinas are an equal opportunities employer. 

If you think you have the ability to succeed in this role and would like to join a highly motivated team and take part in a new challenge we would like to hear from you.  Please email for a full job description or submit your letter of application marked ‘Private & Confidential’ making reference to the prime tasks and responsibilities to:
 
Kevin Hunt, Financial Controller, Marina Developments Limited, Outlook House, Hamble Point Marina, School Lane, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4NB.

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Closing Date: Friday 26th April 2019
 
 
Marina Operative - MDL Hamble Marinas
 
Situated at the mouth of the River Hamble; Hamble Point and Port Hamble Marinas along with Mercury Yacht Harbour are considered to be flagship sites. As an extremely busy and high profile visitor destination we aim to deliver the highest level of service and experience for our members and customers; demanding the very best from our team every day. 
 
To help us deliver exceptional service we are seeking to recruit a Marina Operative to deliver excellent customer service at one of our MDL Hamble Marinas.
 
You will be passionate about providing the best possible levels of customer service and will put the customer’s needs first every time. You will deliver an outstanding customer experience; exceeding expectations on a daily basis. This is a full time position working a 42 hours per week primarily supporting Mercury Yacht Harbour. 
 
You will be flexible towards work location and may be required to work across the three Hamble locations to suit demand and business needs.
 
The prime tasks and responsibilities for this role are:
 
  • To provide a meet and greet service to visitors; directing traffic onto the site and dealing with initial site enquiries, recording all visitor details and proactively encourage and monitor contractor registration.
  • Organise the berthing of boats to yield maximum occupancy, ensuring that all payments for services are received in accordance with the company’s finance policy.
  • To ensure the highest levels of customer service and experience at all times.
  • Complete all daily, weekly and monthly assigned tasks as required.
  • To carry out routine maintenance; ensuring the marina remains safe, secure, clean, tidy and well landscaped at all times and to complete the required safety checks.
  • Deliver operational process and systems in accordance with the quality management systems of the MDL Way. 

Person Specification:

  • Professional, proactive, positive attitude and a provider of first class customer service.
  • Flexible, numerate and self motivated.
  • Innovative in your approach to solving problems.
  • Team player.
  • Self motivated and able to work without supervision.
  • Have a customer focused philosophy permeating all your actions.
  • Results orientated with the drive to deliver and over perform.
  • Well presented and take a pride in your surroundings.

Required Experience:

  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to swim.

Desired Experience:

  • Marina operations.
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2.
MDL Marinas offers a competitive salary package plus bonus scheme, company uniform, and following your probationary period, a subsidised health cash plan. There is also full on-job training leading to industry-recognised qualifications.  MDL Marinas are an equal opportunities employer. 
 
If you think you have the ability to succeed in this role and would like to join a highly motivated team and take part in a new challenge we would like to hear from you. Please email for a full job description or submit your letter of application marked ‘Private & Confidential’ making reference to the prime tasks and responsibilities to:
 
Andy Coles, Manager – MDL Hamble Marinas, Marina Developments Ltd, Hamble Point Marina, School Lane, Hamble, SO31 4NB
 
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Closing Date: Tuesday 7th May 2019
 
 
Assistant Administrator - MDL Chichester Harbour Marinas
 
We currently require an Assistant Administrator to join the team working at our MDL - Chichester Harbour Marinas.
 
You will work at both Northney and Sparkes Marinas which are high profile, busy sites, situated in Chichester Harbour, making them a popular visitor destination. Our aim is to deliver the highest level of service to our customers, which demands the best from our team every day. 
 

The role will include:

  • Meeting and greeting customers at the Marina Receptions.
  • Actively responding to enquiries and berth sales enquiries.
  • To assist in the administration of the site, to include maintaining all computer records, raising invoices / credit notes, statements and month end procedures in accordance with laid down procedures.  
  • Support the Administrator to manage a strict site debt control policy in accordance with company procedure.   
  • Assist with daily banking and associated records, Purchase Ledger invoice coding and despatch for payment.
  • To provide secretarial assistance when required. 
  • Assist to market and promote all services associated with the site.
This is a full time position working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.
 

The requirements for this role are:

  • Self motivated and able to work with limited supervision.
  • An ability to deliver the highest standards of customer service.
  • A knowledge and enthusiasm for boats and boating is desirable.
  • Sound computer literacy & administration skills.
  • A practical, resourceful and common sense approach.
  • Enthusiastic and friendly with a flexible and positive ‘can do’ attitude. 
  • Willingness to undertake further training and responsibilities.
MDL Marinas offers a competitive salary package plus bonus scheme, company uniform, and following your probationary period, a subsidised health cash plan. There is also full on-job training leading to industry-recognised qualifications.  MDL Marinas are an equal opportunities employer. 
 
Please apply in writing to: Debbie Burns – Manager MDL- Chichester Harbour Marinas, Marina Developments Ltd, Northney Marina, Northney Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0NH. Please mark your application “Strictly Private & Confidential – Addressee Only” (No agencies please).   
 
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Closing Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019