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St Mary’s Quay Hand


St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly


40 hours per week

A new opportunity has become available for a Quay Hand based on St Mary’s. Reporting to the Quay Manager this role focuses on the day to day operations of the loading and unloading of the company vessels.

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group is unique in the UK in terms of its breadth of transport operations including shipping, airline and airport services; providing lifeline links for both passengers and freight services between the Isles of Scilly and the mainland. The Group operates the Scillonian III passenger ferry and has recently acquired a new freight ship that is currently being modified to replace the current, smaller vessel, the Gry Maritha. Inter-island freight and mail services are provided using two smaller vessels.  The Company also operates Penzance Dry Dock to maintain its own vessels and provide services to external clients.


  • Docking & undocking of company vessels
  • To accept and monitor all accompanied and unaccompanied freight
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of vessels
  • Ensure customer service levels are met and maintained at all times
  • Maintain operational procedures


  • Work wear provided
  • Discounted Travel
  • Pension plan
  • 22 days’ holiday plus bank holidays pro rata


Dependant on experience


Full time, 40 hours a week. This role will require evening and weekend work, bank holidays are considered part of the normal working week.


  • Current forklift licence is desirable but full training & certification can be arranged


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