Wellington Harbour Radio Beacon Hill - Casual

Posted on 10-Feb-2020  
Application Close Date: 20-Feb-2020
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Greater Wellington Regional Council is responsible for providing a safe navigating environment in the region's harbours and coastal waters. We operate Wellington Harbour Radio from Beacon Hill signal station in Seatoun and now have an opportunity for a casual Harbour Communications Officer to join our team.


The station operates a 24/7 service with one person on duty at all times and this casual role is to provide ad hoc coverage when permanent staff are unavailable. The job involves monitoring and communicating with shipping, marine services, recreational users and the public on and around Wellington Harbour via marine VHF radio and phone. A continuous watch is kept visually, electronically and by radio. You will need to be a clear, confident communicator. As the position involves working alone, you must be self-reliant and motivated.


Ideally you will have:-

  • a maritime qualification such as Seconds Mates (FG)
  • an offshore Watchkeepers' Certificate or similar
  • Familiarity with Wellington Harbour and Cook Strait would be an advantage.


The number of shifts vary with the possibility of one to four shifts per month. More shifts may be available when additional cover is required.


If you are interested in this position please click on the link below to view the job description and to apply. For further information please contact Grant Nalder, Manager, Harbours on 04 830 4163.


Applications close: Thursday, 19 February 2020