Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Want to work on our party boats?

Background: Capital Pleasure Boats, a family run business, currently owns and operates 4 party boats on the River Thames in London. Based primarily from Temple pier (opposite Temple tube station), we also work from most other Central London piers at the clients discretion.

We mainly offer private hire of our party boats for 40 to 240 passengers. Our clients are varied and we cater for a variety of boat party functions such as weddings, birthdays, club nights, office outings and corporate events. To complement the client's function we offer a range of entertainment and catering options, nearly all of which are subcontracted.

Our aim is to ensure that every function is as unique as the client and we value customer satisfaction most highly. We have been in business since 2002 and have consistently received a high proportion of our work from referrals and repeat bookings.


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Marine Engineer

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly practical individual with a background in mechanical and/or electrical engineering to join our small, friendly engineering team.

Start date: ASAP

Job location: Normally Temple Pier, Central London. You will be based on board CPBS vessels but occasionally may be required to board the boat at other London locations. 

Hours: 07:00-15:00 Mon-Fri (40 hours per week) plus overtime  

Job description: 

Main Duties

  • Fault-finding, repair and maintenance of large marine diesel engines
  • Preparing vessels for surveys and inspections
  • Maintaining engineering records to approved MCA / ISM standards (for example, defect reporting and planned maintenance schedules, using online forms and an electronic system)
  • Monthly Planned Maintenance checks and engine servicing
  • Assisting in keeping the stores and ordering systems organized
  • Occasionally acting as 1st engineer “on call” when emergency repairs are needed
  • Fault finding, repair and maintenance of vessels electrical systems.

Person Attributes

We are seeking a practical and skilled person with a can-do attitude able to work unsupervised with large marine engines and plant.

A candidate with a strong practical engineering background outside of the marine industry would be considered. We are particularly interested in people experienced in electrical systems.


  • Experience in marine electrical systems 240v/415v/24v
  • Extensive experience in service and maintenance of mechanical equipment
  • Service and maintenance of electrical systems
  • Good working knowledge of heavy marine and mechanical plant (pumps, hydraulics, etc)
  • Installation, fault-finding and repair of a variety of marine engines, generators and systems
  • Able to climb ladders and to work in small/confined spaces (small boat engine rooms and tank spaces)
  • Strong analytical and methodical problem solving skills

Not essential, but advantageous:

  • Experience in maintaining engineering records to MCA/ISM/DSM standards using ISM approved system
  • Approved Engineers Course
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Boat-handling
  • Experience with marine cranes/hydraulic systems.

Salary £32 - £37k dependant on experience and ability (plus overtime).  

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to

Please include a statement briefly outlining your relevant experience and why you think you would be suited to this role and any certification to support your application.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of applying.


Part Time Events Organiser - Office Based - Maternity Cover

Start Date – ASAP until 31st December 2019

Job Location
Downe House, 303 High Street, Orpington, Kent BR6 0NN

9am-5pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 
Applicants only available on Thursday and Friday will also be considered.

Job Description
Working alongside our Events team and as part of a job share in our small office in Orpington your main duties will include:

  • Dealing with new enquiries and existing customer queries via email and telephone and Live Chat
  • Arranging client appointments for viewings of vessels and liaising with crew
  • Producing detailed quotations for clients
  • Processing function bookings via an in-house database system and booking procedures
  • Booking catering, entertainment and other event requirements with suppliers
  • Liaising with clients, CPBS staff and suppliers to ensure the smooth running of events
  • Inputting of client, supplier and function details on to database, and database management
  • Inputting client and supplier invoices onto Sage
  • Ensuring client payments are made on time
  • Other office duties including daily post, filing, and stationery ordering and other ad-hoc duties when required 

The successful applicant will:

  • Will be working in a small team so must be very motivated and pro-active.
  • Will be willing to learn and adapt to become part of our successful team.
  • Must have the ability to work in an organised way under pressure, prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines.
  • Should have a minimum of two years work experience in a strong administration role, ideally with experience of raising invoices and credits, and payment processing.
  • Some sales or event coordination experience would be an asset.
  • Must have a highly professional telephone manner, good customer service skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be literate, numerate and accurate.
  • Must be computer proficient (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • A working knowledge of Sage would be an advantage.
  • Must have sufficient attention to detail and be exceptionally organised.
  • Must be a highly motivated, conscientious, enthusiastic individual.
  • Must be detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills.
  • Must be resourceful and able to take initiative in a challenging workplace environment.
  • Must communicate effectively, anticipating the needs of staff, crew and clients, ensuring information is filtered through accordingly. 


Full time (5 days a week) £18-24k, pro-rata’d for 3 days £10,800-£14,400 dependent on experience

To apply:  Click on the button below to apply

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Casual Bar Staff Required

We are always looking for both experienced and inexperienced casual bar staff for our busy London party boats. Candidates must be close to Central London, possess excellent spoken English, be willing to work unsociable hours while retaining their sunny disposition, and be neat and presentable. Previous bar work is helpful, but party boat experience is not essential, you will be given training once onboard. Please contact our bar manager Gina for further details.  Click here to email Gina 


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