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.

#1 Project Manager - The Yacht Club, Ocean Village, Southampton

MDL Marinas Group (MDL) is the UK’s leading owner, operator and developer of leisure marinas. The company is privately owned and operates at 19 locations along the UK south coast and the non-tidal section of the Thames. The developments offer full serviced leisure berthing along with a mix of commercial and residential property, holiday parks and boat yards.

MDL is seeking an ambitious, motivated and creative individual to join its in-house Technical Services team which offers technical, engineering, environmental and project management services to the Group and to external consultancy clients and development partners. This is a multi-faceted Project Management role spanning design, technical study work and procurement and management of multiple infrastructure and dredging projects across the Group.

This full-time, permanent position would suit an individual with a degree or other equivalent qualification, preferably in civil engineering although architecture, coastal sciences, oceanography or similar would also be relevant. This position will be ideally suited to someone with substantial experience in a design, project management or contracting environment and having a passion for the marine leisure industry. Prior industry experience is not expected but would help to differentiate the applicant.

The position will be based at MDL’s head office located at Ocean Village Marina in Southampton but will also require travel to all of the Group’s 19 UK based sites and potentially other national and international deployment through the development arm of the business. 

Competitive salary plus benefits package including car allowance and private medical insurance. 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 request an application form and details of the applications process by contacting Mr Alex Beere by email.

Closing Date: Friday 31st January 2020

 

#2 Dry Stack Marina Operative - MDL Hamble Marinas

We currently require a Dry Stack Marina Operative to join the Team working our MDL Hamble Marinas.

You will be based at Hamble Point Marina which is a high profile, busy site, situated on the River Hamble making it 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:

  • Responsibilty for lifting, blocking, pressure washing, towing, mast step and unstep and relaunching of boats.
  • Carrying out Dry Stack operations in a safe manner at all times.
  • Carrying out boat lifting operations in accordance with the Company Health & Safety Policy.
  • Completing all daily, weekly and monthly assigned tasks as required.
  • Maintaining a clean, tidy site at all times.
  • Carrying out general maintenance around the site.
  • Ensuring you deliver the highest levels of customer service and experience at all times.
  • Delivering operational process and systems in accordance with the quality management systems of the MDL Way. 
  • Providing cover and assistance to the Boat Yard operations as and when required.

This is a full time position, working a 42 hour week on a 4 on 4 off, 12-hour shift pattern in the Summer and 10-hour shift pattern in the Winter. Although based at Hamble Point, you may also be required to work at Port Hamble Marina and Mercury Yacht Harbour.

The key requirements for this role are:

  • An ability to deliver the highest standards of customer service
  • Good practical boating skills
  • Self motivated and able to work without supervision
  • Innovative in your approach to solving problems
  • Current computer literacy
  • 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:

Shona Brooks, Duty Manager - MDL Hamble Marinas, Marina Developments Ltd, Hamble Point Marina, School Lane, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4NB.

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Closing Date: Friday 31st January 2020

 

#3 Night Dockmaster - MDL Chichester Harbour Marinas

To help us deliver exceptional service we are seeking to recruit a Night Dockmaster to join the team working at MDL Chichester Harbour Marinas.

Northney Marina is situated on the north Shore of Hayling Island and Sparkes Marina is situated on the south-east tip of Hayling Island.  Both marinas lie within Chichester Harbour, one of Europe’s largest natural harbours.   

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 12 hour day, on a four on four off rota pattern. 

You will be flexible towards work location and will be required to work across both locations to suit demand and business needs.  Your primary location will be Northney Marina. 

The prime tasks and responsibilities for this role are:

  • Ensure the site is secure, carrying out regular patrols of the marina and estate.
  • Overseeing the berthing allocations of vessels.
  • 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. 

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:

Claire Kennedy, Assistant Manager - MDL Chichester Harbour Marinas, Marina Developments Ltd, Northney Marina, Northney Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 0NH.

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Closing Date: Friday 31st January 2020

 

#4 Marina Operatives - Penton Hook Marina, Surrey

An opportunity has arisen for two motivated and resourceful individuals to join the team at Penton Hook Marina in the role of Marina Operative. As a key post holder within a marina that prides itself on its commitment to customer service the applicant must be dynamic, personable and yet maintain a keen eye for detail.  Responsible for supporting the Assistant Manager in the day to day running of the marina and boat yard, this position will offer the successful applicant a varied and challenging role. 

The role will involve:

  • 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.
  • Maintain a visible presence including patrolling of the site, recording and/or reporting any problems or issues to the relevant persons or services.
  • To carry out checks to ensure the safety and security of vessels, buildings, vehicles and people within the marina site boundaries and completed external lighting checks as required.
  • 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 be responsible for lifting, blocking, pressure washing, towing and relaunching of boats.
  • Carry out boat lifting operations in accordance with the Company Health & Safety Policy.
  • To ensure the highest levels of customer service and experience at all times.

The key requirements for this role are:

  • Self motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • An ability to deliver the highest standards of customer service
  • Experience of marinas and boat yards and RYA L2 Power Boat handler are preferable. 
  • Training will be provided however experience of working with and maintaining machinery is an advantage
  • Be able to swim and be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers
  • 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.

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 Smith, Assistant Manager, Marina Developments Ltd, Penton Hook Marina, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PY.

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Closing Date: Tuesday 4th February 2020