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HX Hurtigruten Expeditions   Arctic, Antarctic


Tourism & Travel
Scandinavia, Svalbard, Iceland
6 months ago

For 130 years, we’ve been committed to continuously improving what we do for our guests and the people we work with. As Master, you’ll be responsible for the overall safe operation of the vessel at all times.

Working with your Snr leaders onboard the ship, you will empower your teams with your engaging and inclusive leadership style to ensure our guests and crew receive a great experience whilst onboard.

Who we need

Main responsibilities:
  • Overall safety of passengers, crew and ship, and pollution-prevention
  • Lead and ensure collaboration within the Ships management team to ensure the guest and crew experience is always at the heart of the operation
  • Ensuring that the ships company follow the applicable regulatory framework at all times, and compliance with the requirements set by the authorities and classification societies.
  • Safe navigation and operations, voyage planning and maintain compliance of internal, external, regulatory and statuary requirements
  • Coordination of emergency response internally and with external services including rescue at sea
Qualifications and Experience:
  • At least 5 years experience as a Chief Officer, sailing onboard expedition / cruise ships
  • Has experience and in-depth knowledge of sailing in various expedition destinations
  • In compliance to the flag State competence requirements and documentation
  • Essential to be a holder of Basic and Advanced Polar code certification with extensive ice navigation
  • Fluent written/oral English language
Personal qualities:
  • Excellent leadership skills, always leading from the front with crew or guests
  • Management experience of leading large teams
  • Excellent communication skills with public speaking experience
  • Able to work under stressful conditions, managing own time and welfare of others
  • Solution orientated
  • Strong Safety ethos
  • “Can do” attitude
  • Resilient and flexible mindset
  • Ability to performance manage
  • You live our values: We care, We explore, We empower & We inspire
About Hurtigruten Group:

The undisputed global leader in sustainable inspirational adventure travel — a catalyst for change towards a greener travel industry. Formed in 1893, Hurtigruten Group is the world’s leading adventure travel group. We have 2,400+ employees worldwide, representing more than 50 nationalities. They form part of three main business Units — Hurtigruten Expeditions, Hurtigruten Coastal Express and Hurtigruten Svalbard — which offer unique small-ship and land-based adventures from pole-to-pole.

At Hurtigruten Expeditions, we sail guests on adventures to more than 250 destinations across 30+ countries. Through the experience of exploration, we are changing people’s perspectives on what adventure travel looks like while impacting the lives of millions of people.

As a Group, we are revolutionising the travel industry’s approach to sustainability through a number of vital initiatives to protect the world we explore.

Interested? Contact:

Stacey Marlow
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