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31 Oct 2023

Current Vacancies at Irish Lights Able Seafarer (Deck) x 3 ILV Granuaile

Would you like the opportunity to see the coast of Ireland from a different perspective? If yes, then join the team at Irish Lights, on board ILV Granuaile, as one of our Able Seafarers.   

This is a unique opportunity for individuals, with a marine background, to work with the statutory body who maintain the aids to navigation, including offshore lighthouses and buoys, all around the Irish coast. 

As an Able Seafarer your duties will include shipboard maintenance, mooring operations, watch keeping and operating deck machinery.  You will also work with cranes, winches, workboats and helicopter operations.   

You will need a valid STCW II/5 Able Seafarer Deck Certificate of Competency and supporting STCW certificates as follows: 


•Personal Safety and Social Responsibility Certificate.

•Basic Fire Fighting Certificate.

•Personal Survival Techniques Certificate

•Elementary First Aid Certificate.

•Navigation Watch Ratings Certificate (Deck).

•Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats.

•Security Awareness Certificate.

•Valid Seafarers Medical Certificate.


Ideally, you will also have deckhand experience on specialised vessels such as Aids to Navigation or Offshore Anchor Handling. 

When you join us, we will provide you with the additional training required to undertake this particular role and you will be supported throughout your career to reach your full potential as a Mariner. 

An attractive salary (€30,440 rising to €37,125, based on experience and service), time for time roster (4 weeks on/4 weeks off) and a generous pension scheme will be available to the successful candidates. Please view the Candidate Briefing Pack for more information about the role and how to apply by 26 November 2023.


Apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Gemma Gregan  human [dot] resources [at] irishlights [dot] ie

We look forward to meeting with you to determine how you will support the Commissioners of Irish Lights to deliver on our mission of “Safe Navigation at Sea” 

Commissioners of Irish Lights is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in the workplace