Our client, an international shipmanagement company that has been in operation since 2007 with offices in Germany and Cyprus, is looking to employ a Crew Training Manager.
The successful candidate will join the team at the group’s offices in Limassol, Cyprus and will be reporting directly to the Fleet Manager.
The Training Officer’s primary responsibility is the development and implementation of shipboard training strategies, plans, and processes to support organizational goals. The position is responsible for delivering and assessing current and future training needs, creating training and career development programs and delivering training to new Crew joining the company before they board the vessels. The role will also include the constant review and assessment of the trained Crew onboard the vessels as they carry out their day-to-day duties, identifying further training needs.

The main Tasks and Responsibilities include:
Training and Development:
Promote Training & Development across the Fleet
Deliver training to Officers and crew at all levels on board the vessels
Maintain awareness of industry standards and best practice
Work with on board Managers to identify training & development needs and performance gaps and develop training solutions
Assist, support and coach shipboard Management in the facilitation of on-the-job and technical skills training
Keep accurate training records and monitor compliance of training requirements
Liaise with all invested stakeholders to support succession planning, career path identification and tracking to facilitate the development of shipboard employees for promotion opportunities
Co-ordinate learning support activities to prepare shipboard employees for supervisory /managerial roles
Attend meetings, training courses and other work-related activities as required
Develop training as per SIRE 2.0 standards including follow-up
Arrange and host senior officer’s briefings
Participate in the organisation of crew gatherings
Set up crew development strategy including respective training (e.g. for promotions) and follow up
Set up training schedule for deck- and engine cadets. This will include personal contact to universities, negotiations, and agreements.
Set up promotion scheme and follow up

Marine Personnel:
Provide the Management with recommended strategies relating to training matters for improvement/compliance.
Improvement and development of the Company Safety & Quality Manual (SQM)
Liaise with the Management Teams with regards to manning/personnel issues raised on board
Support on board managers and department heads with regards to performance management through appraisals and career development plans
Offer advice and training with regards to handling disciplinary matters and executing Masters, Officers and crew hearings
Oversee cross training process and records
Attend OHSSE and SMT meetings whilst on board and review minutes from other vessels
Work closely with Department Managers with regards to development and delivery of training materials for use on board

Safety, Drills, Meetings:
Must be familiar with the ship’s “Emergency Plan”, the “Muster List”, the ship’s “Code of Conduct” and the “SQM”
Participate in on board familiarisation, drills, Snr Management and Departmental meetings whilst on board as required
Maintain awareness and skills to train in Occupational Health and Safety training
Observe Safety Drills, Familiarisation, Induction Training and offer advice and guidance
Observe Training delivered by Offices and offer advice and guidance on training methods.

The ideal candidate will have:
Education and Qualifications
Good standard of general education
Excellent spoken and written English
Knowledge of the STCW Convention Code
Knowledge of ISM / ISPS and MLC
Excellent knowledge of Office programmes – PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Word
Train the trainer qualification Certificate of Competency will be an advantage
Proven experience in public speaking/delivering training programmes
Experience of developing training material and presentations
Ability to communicate with multicultural crew and on a variety of levels
The ability to coach people and give constructive feedback
A desire to motivate and develop individuals
Flexible approach in delivering training in order not to disrupt on board operation
Preferably seagoing experience, minimum ex Chief Officer or Second Officer would be acceptable
Minimum 1 year of experience in a similar position is a must

TO APPLY for this job opportunity, send your CV (in English please) to [email protected] and include the reference:  Crew Training Manager – VAC-D614. We look forward to hearing from you!


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