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Able Seafarer (Deck) x 4 – ILV Granuaile

13th April 2023

Would you like the opportunity to see the coast of Ireland from a different perspective?

If yes, then join the team at Irish Lights, onboard ILV Granuaile, as one of our Able Seafarers.

This is a unique opportunity for individuals with a marine background to work with the statutory body that maintains the aids to navigation, including offshore lighthouses and buoys, all around the Irish coast.

As an Able Seafarer, your duties will include shipboard maintenance, mooring operations, watch keeping and operating deck machinery. You will also work with cranes, winches, workboats and helicopter operations.

Ideally, you will have a valid Able Seafarer Deck Certificate (or be near to completion) together with deckhand experience on specialised vessels such as Aids to Navigation or Offshore Anchor Handling.

When you join us, we will provide you with the additional training required to undertake this particular role, and you will be supported throughout your career to reach your full potential as a Mariner.

An attractive salary (€29,690 rising to €36,375, based on experience and service), a time for time roster (4 weeks on/4 weeks off), and a generous pension scheme will be available to the successful candidates.

Please visit our website ( to view the Candidate Briefing Pack for more information about the role and how to apply by Friday, 26 May 2023.

We look forward to meeting with you to determine how you will support the Commissioners of Irish Lights to deliver on our mission of “Safe Navigation at Sea”

Commissioners of Irish Lights is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in the workplace

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