Isle of Wight Council

Cowes Floating Bridge

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Casual Ferry Operatives, ref: 45004277

Cowes Floating Bridge, Medina Road, Cowes

Grade 6, £10.81 to £11.47 per hour (Enhancements paid for any Night Duty)

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 45004277

Hours: Varies per week 
Contract Type: Casual

Are you looking for work that offers a wide variety of shifts to suit your lifestyle and commitments?

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with a flair for customer care, to work in the unique environment of Cowes Floating Bridge, including the operation of the ferry, collection of tolls and other general tasks. 

The ferry is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; therefore, shifts are available around the clock including day, night and weekend working.

* You will need to have considerable experience of working with the public or with a people orientated organisation. 

 You will need basic literacy and numeric skills and be expected to demonstrate a confident, customer friendly and responsible attitude to all tasks undertaken.

You must be physically able to undertake the duties of the role and be willing to work outdoors.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Peter Carter, on 01983 293041.

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