Senior Shipping Agent

Salary £35,000-£45,000 depending on experience, plus car allowance.

Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week. Normal office hours are between 8.30-17.00 however, due to the nature of the role a high degree of flexibility is required to work weekends and evenings on a rota basis.

Ideally to be based in Bristol due to the nature of work, but is commutable to our Cardiff offices on a hybrid basis.

Who are we?

BAY Shipping Ltd are one of the UK’s leading independent port agents. Established in Wales in 1992, with locations throughout the UK, we’re renowned for the expertise and local knowledge of our highly skilled team.

We are part of The John Good Group a sixth-generation company, spanning 190 years that creates strategies and provides investment for performance, growth and enhances lives for long-term success, with a commitment to sustainability. 

The BAY Shipping team pride themselves on providing the highest standards in ships agency and chartering services at ports throughout the UK by placing the customer at the heart of everything they do.

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior Shipping Agent, based in our offices in Cardiff to assist the agency team in the day-to-day ship’s agency operations at various ports both locally and at other locations in the UK. 

This is an exciting and varied role, with no two days the same. One minute you can be supporting with crew changes and next booking pilots and tugs to ensure the safe berthing of the ship.

Normal office hours are between 8.30-17.00 however, due to the nature of the role the successful candidate will be required to work as part of a team of Shipping Agents to provide out of hours cover on a rota basis which includes evening and weekend working.  

The role will include:

  • Customs documentation (report / clearing the vessel)
  • Boarding vessels
  • Assist vessel Master with day/day requirements doctors, dentists, provisions etc.
  • Contact with port authority for berthing schedule
  • Stevedores’ daily updates – discharge/loading prospects
  • Planning time to ensure the highest level of service to vessels/customers

About you:

  • Previous experience of working in a shipping agency/forwarding environment is desirable, however, if you have a keen interest in pursuing a career in Shipping please apply as full training can be provided
  • A high degree of flexibility with the availability to work weekends and evenings on a rota basis
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, sometimes pressured environment whilst providing an effective and efficient service to our customers and complying with port health & safety requirements
  • Experience of using Microsoft packages and a CRM system
  • Ability to build relationships and confidently communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Happy to roll your sleeves up and get involved with the ability to work well within a small team   
  • Ability to drive and hold a valid (full) licence is essential as frequent travel between sites and vessels will be required

We respect and value difference and seek to create an inclusive workplace which promotes and values the diversity of our employees. We believe in promoting an environment where everyone, from any background has access to the opportunities to grow and succeed.


Bay & DAN logo

BAY Shipping Limited (shipbrokers and agents) are one of the UK’s leading independent port agents. Established in Wales in 1992, with locations throughout the UK, we’re renowned for the expertise and local knowledge of our highly skilled team.

DAN Shipping and Chartering are one of the UK’s leading independent bulk ship agents. Established in Hull in 1987, with locations throughout the UK, we’re known for the experience and local knowledge of our professional team whose combined industry experience is more than 200 years.

Both Dan and Bay Shipping are part of the John Good Group. We’re a sixth-generation company, spanning 190 years that creates strategies and provides investment for performance, growth and enhances lives for long-term success, with a commitment to sustainability.

Location

Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week. Normal office hours are between 8.30-17.00 however, due to the nature of the role a high degree of flexibility is required to work weekends and evenings on a rota basis.

Ideally to be based in Bristol due to the nature of work, but is commutable to our Cardiff offices on a hybrid basis.

Benefits

The ‘Good’ things you can get:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays which increases with service to 30 days
  • Birthday day off
  • Generous Pension Scheme – Company matched up to 8%
  • Life Assurance
  • Medicash health cash plan
  • EAP and Virtual GP
  • Gym, retail, and wellbeing discounts
  • YuLife Wellbeing & ESG app
  • Free will writing service
  • Employee Service Award Scheme
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Living the Dream – win the opportunity to complete an item off your bucket list!
  • Employee Volunteering and matched charitable contributions
  • Personal & Professional Development Budget
  • Social events

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We respect and value difference and seek to create an inclusive workplace which promotes and values the diversity of our employees. We believe in promoting an environment where everyone, from any background has access to the opportunities to grow and succeed.

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Whilst we make every effort to directly source candidates for our live roles, we do have a very small, preferred supplier list on the occasion we may require additional support. We therefore do not accept speculative CVs and/or cold calls to our HR Team or Hiring Managers.

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