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 280-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.

 

Investors in People

The Investors in People Standard is a business improvement tool designed to advance an organisation's performance through its people. Developed in 1990 by a partnership of leading businesses and national organisations, the Standard helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the management and development of their people. Since it was developed, the Standard has been reviewed every 3 years to ensure that it remains relevant, accessible and attractive to all. 

MDL Marinas is a proud member of the Investor in People Standard in order to improve the service it offers to all of its customers. For more information, please visit the website investorsinpeople.com.

 

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.

#1 Site Operative - Ocean Village Marina, Southampton

We currently require a Site Operative to join the team working at Ocean Village Marina.

You will be based at Ocean Village, a high profile, busy marina situated in Southampton. With a new 5 star hotel, restaurants and cinema on site, the marina is a busy visitor destination. Our aim is to deliver a 5 star service to our customers, which demands the best from our team every day.

The role will include:

  • General maintenance on the estate, marina and car parks
  • Providing assistance to the Dockmasters
  • Maintaining the security of the site
  • Providing outstanding service to our customers
  • Administration of the on site car parks

This is a full time position working 7am to 7pm, on a four on four off rota pattern. You will be based at Ocean Village Marina.

The key requirements for this role are:

  • An ability to deliver the highest standards of customer service
  • Self motivated and able to work without supervision
  • Innovative in your approach to solving problems
  • Computer literacy, including social media and administration skills
  • A practical, resourceful and common sense approach
  • Enthusiastic and friendly with a flexible and positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to swim

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:

Scott Farquharson, Manager - Ocean Village Marina, Marina Developments Limited, 2 Channel Way, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3TG.

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osing Date: Saturday 15th December 2018

 

#2 Marina Operative - Hythe Marina Village, near Southampton

We currently have a vacancy for the position of a Marina Operative to join the team working at Hythe Marina Village.

Hythe Marina Village is a busy marina situated to the South West of Southampton. With restaurants, shops, and marine services the marina is a very busy visitor destination. Being one of the few with a 24-hour manned lock, we accommodate residents, berth holders and visitors. We also have a 40 ton travel hoist and storage ashore facilities.

This is a zero hours position to cover sickness, holidays and the summer season.

The key requirements for this role are:

  • An ability to deliver the highest standards of customer service
  • To operate the 'lock' for inbound/outbound traffic (training given)
  • To operate the VHF Radio (training given)
  • Enthusiastic and friendly with a positive 'can do' attitude
  • Self motivated and able to work without supervision
  • Computer literacy, including social media & administration skills
  • A practical, resourceful and common sense approach
  • An ability to carry out maintenance tasks around the marina, estate and car parks
  • Able to swim

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:

Frank Gelder, Manager - Hythe Marina Village, Marina Developments Limited, The Lock Building, Shamrock Way, Southampton SO45 6DY.

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osing Date: Saturday 15th December 2018

 

#3 Marina Operatives - Saxon Wharf, Southampton

Saxon Wharf is one of the leading leisure marinas situated on the River Itchen and boasting one of the largest Dry Stack forklifts on the south coast which can handle vessels up to 13 metres, along with a busy boatyard that can accommodate vessels up to 200 tonnes.

To help us deliver exceptional service we are seeking to recruit two Marina Operatives to join the team at Saxon Wharf.

Your primary role will be assisting with lifting and launching of customers vessels whilst maintaining a security presence around site. To apply for this role you will need to be self-motivated individual who is able to work without supervision, you will be enthusiastic and resourceful and will have previously worked in a customer facing role within the leisure industry. The ideal candidate will have boatyard experience and have worked in a marina before. You will be computer literate and able to record and maintain documentation.

This is an exciting full time permanent post working 42 hours a week. Hours of work will be a 4 on, 4 off rota with Saturday and Bank Holiday working required along with holiday cover.

The prime tasks and responsibilities for this role are:

  • Overseeing the launch and recovery of the dry stack boats.
  • Assisting in actively marketing and promoting the marina and associated services.
  • To maintain a clean, tidy site at all times.
  • To carry out general maintenance around the site.
  • To ensure the highest levels of customer service and experience at all times.
  • Deliver operational process and systems in accordance with the quality management systems of the MDL Way.
  • Provide cover and assistance to the boatyard when required.

Person specification:

  • Professional, proactive, positive attitude and a provider of first class customer service.
  • Flexible and self motivated.
  • Team player.
  • Self motivated and able to work without supervision.
  • Have a customer focused philosophy permeating all your actions.
  • Well presented and take a pride in your surroundings.

Required experience:

  • Ability to swim.

Desired experience:

  • Marina operations.

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:

David Walters, Assistant Manager - Saxon Wharf, Marina Developments Limited, Lower York Street, Northam, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 5QF.

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osing Date: Monday 24th December 2018