Shipping Agent - Leith
United Kingdom, , EdinburghShipping
GAC UK is looking for candidates for the role of Ship Agent to be based in Leith. Could it be you?
GAC UK employs over 200 experts across more than 20 physical offices covering all of the UK, Ireland and Gibraltar. We deliver a wide range of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services to the energy and shipping industries. We also serve specialised sectors like marine leisure, sports and events, automotive and aviation providing complex and time-critical logistics solutions. We apply the highest standard of customer services to everything we do and aim to be industry leaders within all our services.
We are currently recruiting for a Ship Agent to be based at our Leith office.
The key responsibilities are:
- Booking vessels in and out of port with all relevant stakeholders
- Capturing accurate costs incurred during port calls
- Visiting vessels and handling any local requirements
- Maintaining good relations with customers and stakeholders
The ideal candidate will have strong communication and organisational skills, be able to multitask and prioritise, be able to produce and maintain accurate documents, have a good understanding and appreciation of a proactive safety culture and have experience using Microsoft Office products. A full driving license and car are also required.
Marine experience is preferred but not essential as all training will be provided.
Upon completion of training, the successful candidate will join the duty rota which consists of evening and weekend work as we are available 24/7 for our customers.
You will have the opportunity to work for an employer who is committed to offering all our staff an enjoyable and rewarding career, with significant training and development prospects. In addition, you will receive a variety of benefits including:
38 days annual leave per year, plus day off for your birthday
Access to Vitality at Work Scheme
Employee assistance programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits
Retail discounts scheme
If you think you have what it takes to become part of the GAC UK team, we look forward to receiving your application.