Are you thinking about changing career, or looking for your next career move?

Each month we’ll be pulling together a range of jobs hiring around Plymouth Sound National Marine Park to showcase the range of roles available within the blue economy.

Ferry deckhand

Plymouth Boat Trips, located at Commerical Wharf on Plymouth Barbican, are hiring ferry deckhands to work across their summer service. The ideal candidate will be flexible, have great customer service skills, an upbeat personality & previous cash handling experience. Experience of working on a boat is not necessary.

This role is full time shift work which will include weekends and evenings.

Email your CV to

Director of Association

The Marine Biological Association is a Learned Society of scientists and Members in over forty countries, across five continents. Its in-depth scientific research into the interconnected marine environment is carried out from its prestigious laboratory near Plymouth Hoe.

The new role of Director of Association will provide strategic oversight to our commercial and charitable business team, promoting and developing our Learned Society, Membership and training activities as well as standing up for, and boosting equality, diversity and inclusion.

This role is full time, and salary will range from £56K-£68K depending on experience.

Closing date in 11 pm on 4 June 2023. Apply via their website.


Princess Yachts are hiring sprayers for immediate start. Princess Yachts is a renowned international luxury brand with a distribution network in more than 100 countries, and one of the largest employers in the South West.

The role would work across all sites Plymouth with basic pay at £15.19, and overtime between £21.21-£27.16

The role is shift work including evenings and weekends. Previous experience in car body spraying, marine spraying or a similar type role required. Apply to

Haven Master (x 2)

Plymouth Yacht Haven is part of Yacht Havens Group and they are looking for a full-time haven master and a temporary summer assistant haven master. Both roles are the first point of contact for their 450 berth holders and boating visitors.

Boat handling experience and knowledge of boat marine safety required.

Full time role is salaried, where as summer seasonal role is paid £12ph. Both roles require flexibility.

Closing date 1 June 2023. Apply with CV and covering letter to

Port Operative

Associated British Ports are hiring a port operative in Plymouth to actively engage in the mooring/unmooring of vessels, movement of vehicles and passengers through the Port and operating plant and equipment safely and responsibly.

This is a 6 month fixed term role with the ability to roll on a week-by-week basis as the end of the season is 5th November 2023.

Whilst the greatest care and attention has gone into collating this roles, Plymouth Sound National Marine Park cannot be held responsible for the job owners making changes to these roles and closing dates.