Cook – Harwich, Essex


Trinity House

Harwich, Essex


Ready for your next step and a rewarding career where you can make a real difference?


As an island nation, the UK is almost entirely reliant of the safe arrival and departure of shipping from its ports, with around 95% of the UK’s goods entering or leaving the UK by sea. Every single person in the UK consumes goods daily that have been imported by ship. Manufacturers, energy companies, supermarkets, hospitals and many more vital services rely on ships and seafarers for their imports. Some 65 million sea-borne passengers globally rely on shipping for access to public services, employment, business and holiday travel every year.


While Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, its role as a General Lighthouse Authority is essential to the prosperity of the UK.  The capability and development of our procurement and contract profession is vital to delivery our mission and vision, ensuring we continue to provide value for money services as a leading maritime organisation.  


This is a unique role within an equally unique organisation.  As part of a team, you’ll work on our Lighthouse/Buoy Service Vessels serving 3 weeks on 3 weeks off.


Your role on board will be preparing, cooking and presenting food for the crew and supernumeraries.


To be considered for this post you will have previous experience working within a Ship based Catering Department and hold UK MCA Ship Cook Certificate of Competency (or approved equivalent) and a valid ENG 1. You should be IT literate with a strong knowledge of operations undertaken on board. Alongside this, you will have a good knowledge of the COSWP, ISM Code and ISPS Code with regard to their practical application on board. The ability to demonstrate good management skills would be an advantage.


If you are interested in this opportunity and keen to develop your skills and experience with Trinity House, please click on the ‘more details’ button at the bottom of this advert to download the job description and complete the online application form.


As an equal opportunities employer, Trinity House is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, to apply.


Please note that we do not accept CVs, therefore please ensure that you answer each question in the application form as fully as possible


Applications to be received by midnight on Sunday 12 March 2023

Interviews to be held in Harwich on 22 March 2023