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Irish Lights is Seeking a Master for ILV Granuaile

20th May 2024
Irish Lights Vessel Granuaile
Irish Lights Vessel Granuaile

Irish Lights is a maritime organisation delivering essential 24/7 safety and navigation services around the coast of Ireland and Northern Ireland, 365 days a year. It is responsible for Maritime Aids to Navigation under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. The mission of Irish Lights is “Safe Navigation at Sea”. Our vision is to protect lives, property, trade and the environment by delivering next-generation maritime services at the interface of navigation technology, engineering and data management.

Irish Lights is seeking a Master for our vessel, Granuaile. As part of the Navigation, Maritime and Consenting senior management team, the Master reports to the Director, liaising with the Navigation Services Manager ashore on operational matters. They will lead and supervise a highly qualified crew (15).

The Granuaile is an 80-metre multifunctional vessel with Dynamic Positioning capability. The vessel's primary function is to service our 150 offshore navigation buoys and offshore lighthouses. Other operations include a variety of commercial activities including subsea works.

The ideal candidate will bring extensive experience from either the marine, shipping or offshore industries and will be able to demonstrate an understanding in the current day and future technologies in the context of the Master role within Irish Lights. They must hold a STCW Master Mariner II/2 Unlimited Certificate of Competency or a “Certificate of Equivalent Competency” to sail as Master on Irish Flagged vessels and Dynamic Positioning Operations certification.

The Master will undertake their functions and duties in a manner that demonstrates Irish Lights stated values of professionalism, respect, trust, quality, innovation and collaboration, with the objective of creating a safe, inclusive, and equitable workplace environment.

For further information on the role, detailed requirements, salary and other benefits please view the Candidate Briefing Pack. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the continued development of Irish Lights.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role by Tuesday, 4 June at 17:00 hours, to [email protected].

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

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