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At MDL we’re well aware that it’s people, not pontoons, who ensure our success.

That’s why we go to great lengths to choose the right people to join us – energetic, enthusiastic and talented individuals who share our passion for first-class customer service.

If you’re thinking of working in marina management, administration or are interested in marina operations generally, there’s no better place to make your career.


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.


Marina Operative (Casual Worker) – Dartside Quay

We are looking to engage a casual worker to support our team on an ad hoc basis at Dartside Quay. This role will be a no-fixed hours casual worker contract. Typically, casual work assigned to you will be based at Dartside Quay, Galmpton. There may also be opportunity to work at one of our other sites within the region.


Marina Operative (Casual Worker) – Dartside Quay

The role of our Casual Marina Operative will be to assist the team from time to time supporting the site with various tasks and shifts that require casual resource.

The role will include but not limited to:

  • Provide a meet and greet service to all members and visitors
  • Overseeing the berthing allocations of vessels
  • To carry out general maintenance tasks as required
  • Ensuring the telephone is answered in the correct and timely manner
  • To ensure all customer enquiries are dealt with both promptly and efficiently
  • Assisting in actively marketing and promoting the marina and associated services
  • Maintaining the security of the site
  • Carry out all duties in line with Company policies, particularly focused on compliance with H&S and Customer Service standards

The key requirements for this role are:

  • Enthusiastic and friendly with a flexible and positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • An ability to deliver the highest standards of customer service
  • General maintenance skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision
  • Confident use of IT systems
  • A practical, resourceful, and common-sense approach
  • Good practical boating skills (not essential but an advantage)
  • Competent swimmer

There is also full on-job training leading to industry-recognised qualifications. MDL Marinas are an equal-opportunities employer.

Please apply in writing to:

Alex Warner – Site Manager, Marina Developments Ltd, Dartside Quay, Galmpton, Brixham, Devon TQ5 0EH.

Email: dartsidequay@mdlmarinas.co.uk

Closing date: 22nd September 2021

Marina Operative (Casual Worker) – MDL Hamble Marinas

We are looking to engage a casual worker to support our team on an ad hoc basis at MDL's Hamble Marinas. This role will be a no-fixed hours casual worker contract. Typically, casual work assigned to you will be based at Hamble Point Marina, Port Hamble Marina or Mercury Yacht Harbour. There may also be opportunity to work at one of our other sites within the region.


Marina Operative (Casual Worker) – MDL Hamble Marinas

The role of our Casual Marina Operative will be to assist the team from time to time supporting the site with various tasks and shifts that require casual resource.

The role will include but not limited to:

  • Provide a meet and greet service to all members and visitors
  • Overseeing the berthing allocations of vessels
  • To carry out general maintenance tasks as required
  • Ensuring the telephone is answered in the correct and timely manner
  • To ensure all customer enquiries are dealt with both promptly and efficiently
  • Assisting in actively marketing and promoting the marina and associated services
  • Maintaining the security of the site
  • Carry out all duties in line with Company policies, particularly focused on compliance with H&S and Customer Service standards

The key requirements for this role are:

  • Enthusiastic and friendly with a flexible and positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • An ability to deliver the highest standards of customer service
  • General maintenance skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision
  • Confident use of IT systems
  • A practical, resourceful and common-sense approach
  • Good practical boating skills (not essential but an advantage)
  • Competent swimmer

There is also full on-job training leading to industry-recognised qualifications. MDL Marinas are an equal-opportunities employer.

How to apply:

Please apply in writing to:

Bertie Marsh – Marina Manager, Marina Developments Ltd, Port Hamble Marina, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4QA.

Email: b.marsh@mdlmarinas.co.uk

Please mark your application “Strictly Private & Confidential – Addressee Only”

Closing Date: Ongoing recruitment for multiple positions.

Marina Operative (Casual Worker) – Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park

We are looking to engage a casual worker to support our team on an ad hoc basis at Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park in Ipswich. This role will be a no-fixed hours casual worker contract. Typically, casual work assigned to you will be based at Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park. There may also be opportunity to work at one of our other sites within the region.


Marina Operative (Casual Worker) – Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park

The role of our Casual Marina Operative will be to assist the team from time to time supporting the site with various tasks and shifts that require casual resource.

The role will include but not limited to:

  • Provide a meet and greet service to all members and visitors
  • Overseeing the berthing allocations of vessels
  • To carry out general maintenance tasks as required
  • Ensuring the telephone is answered in the correct and timely manner
  • To ensure all customer enquiries are dealt with both promptly and efficiently
  • Assisting in actively marketing and promoting the marina and associated services
  • Maintaining the security of the site
  • Carry out all duties in line with Company policies, particularly focused on compliance with H&S and Customer Service standards

The key requirements for this role are:

  • Enthusiastic and friendly with a flexible and positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • An ability to deliver the highest standards of customer service
  • General maintenance skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision
  • Confident use of IT systems
  • A practical, resourceful and common-sense approach
  • Good practical boating skills (not essential but an advantage)
  • Competent swimmer

There is also full on-job training leading to industry-recognised qualifications. MDL Marinas are an equal-opportunities employer.

Please apply in writing to:

Kelly Sharman, Marina Manager, Marina Developments Ltd, Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park, Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 1AS.

Telephone: 01473 780206

Email: k.sharman@mdlmarinas.co.uk

Night Marina Operative - Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park

We're seeking to recruit one full-time night Marina Operative at Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park in Ipswich. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and driven individual to join the Marina Team at Woolverstone delivering excellent levels of customer service. The applicant must be dynamic, personable and maintain an eye for detail. Responsible for the day to day running of the marina and lodge park, this position will offer the successful applicant a varied and challenging role.


Night Marina Operative - Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park

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 night shift, on a four on four off rota pattern.

The prime tasks and responsibilities for this role are:

  • Ensure the site is secure, carrying out regular patrols of the marina and lodge park.
  • 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:

Kelly Sharman, Marina Manager, Marina Developments Ltd, Woolverstone Marina, Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 1AS.

Telephone: 01473 780206

Email: k.sharman@mdlmarinas.co.uk

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