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 14 years and have consistently received a high proportion of our work from referrals and repeat bookings.

 

  • Full time Skipper / Mate

    We are currently looking for full time, contracted, skippers and mates to work with us on our party boats and work boats. Please click on the link below for more information.

    Skipper / Mate
  • Full Time Bar Manager

    Are you the right person to become our replacement Bar Manager? Looking after all 4 party boats you will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and a Personal Licence holder

    Bar Manager
  • Casual Bar Staff

    Casual bar staff required to work on our busy party boats during our busiest season April - September.

    Bar staff

Bar Manager

Capital Pleasure Boats has an opening for a motivated, pro-active individual to become the replacement Bar Manager on our fleet of busy Thames party boats. You will be required to have your Personal Licence, and will initially shadow the outgoing Bar Manager with all aspects of the day to day running of these unique venues. 


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: 2400 hours per year working out at an average of 46.2 hours per week.  However due to the seasonal nature of our business some months will be busier than others.  We guarantee that you will be given two days and nights off a week if required, however these are unlikely to be at weekends at peak times.

Job description
As bar manager and personal licence holder you will be responsible for:

  • Authorising the sale of alcohol
  • Overseeing functions and serving behind the bar
  • Till maintenance including cashing up and float orders
  • Cellar duties including moving stock from boat to boat and into and out of storage on various boats
  • Staff organisation and rotas
  • Conducting viewings for new clients, showing the boats and explaining how we work and what we can offer
  • Maintenance of the vessels including painting and wood work
  • General mucking in!

Qualifications:

Do you fit the bill?

  • You are organised and methodical as well as having excellent customer service skills. 
  • You are able to manage staff effectively and cope well under stressful and varied situations.
  • You will be in sole charge of various bars so must be motivated and pro-active and be willing to learn and adapt
  • You will have experience of working behind a bar in a managerial role.
  • You are a Personal Licence holder
  • You have good customer service skills and excellent oral and written English communication skills, unfortunately due to the high level of customer interaction candidates who can not communicate fluently in English will not be considered.
  • You are literate, numerate and accurate
  • You are a highly motivated, conscientious, enthusiastic individual
  • You are detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills
  • You are resourceful and able to take initiative in a challenging workplace environment
  • You communicate effectively, anticipating needs and keeping directors, crew and office staff informed of problems or issues
  • You are physically fit and strong enough to perform cellar duties and move stock between boats.
  • General handyman skills would be an advantage.

Salary: 
Approx £12 per hour depending on experience plus overtime and other incentives.

To apply:  Click on the button below to apply

Short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of their application.

Please ensure that you include details of the following:

  • Experience
  • Relevant qualifications
  • Personal Licence status
  • Full employment history
  • Visa status (if not a UK citizen)

 Job Application Form

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Skipper / Mate

Capital Pleasure Boats has an opening for both Skippers and Mates to work with our crew on our fleet of busy Thames party boats and work boats.

Skipper

CPBS operate 4 Class V passenger vessels on the tidal Thames. CPBS Marine Services operate workboats slightly further afield but work is mainly in the London area.

We currently have vacancies for a skipper for work on our party boats and work boats in London.

Excellent rates of pay.  Annualised hours contract on 2400 guaranteed hours per year.

Minimum qualification requirements: BML Tier 1 level 2 with towing and pushing, passenger vessel and Thames local knowldge endorsements.

Mate

CPBS operate 4 Class V passenger vessels on the tidal Thames. CPBS Marine Services operate workboats slightly further afield but work is mainly in the London area.

We currently have vacancies for a mate for work on our party boats and work boats in London.

Excellent rates of pay.  Annualised hours contract on 2400 guaranteed hours per year.

If you would like to join our dynamic, close knit team or just get more info please contact Scott at info@cpbs.co.uk

 

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Casual Staff

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 Martin at martin@cpbs.co.uk for further details.

 

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