Career Opportunities at Fox's Marina & Boatyard

For any of the positions currently available, please apply in writing, enclosing your CV including details of any relevant experience and qualifications to foxs@foxsmarina.com or for more information please speak to Lucy Taylor on 01473 689111.

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Fox’s Marina & Boatyard. We look forward to hearing from you.

Experienced Yacht Rigger

Fox’s Rigging is the largest rigging company on the East Coast and one of the largest in the UK. We regularly rig some of the UK’s largest and most prestigious sailing yachts and we’re proud of our reputation as one of the UK’s leading yacht riggers.  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Yacht Rigger to join our existing team based at Fox’s Marina and Boatyard, Ipswich. All applicants must have a background in sailing with proven experience in yacht rigging. A passion for boats is desirable and a knowledge of a variety of boats is essential. This position will involve working outside all year round and working at heights.

The role:

  • Dress, step and tune yacht masts
  • Assist with direct labour involved with all rigging work, including splicing ropes
  • Check and record all rigging work
  • Monitor all stock levels and carry out stock checks
  • Maintenance of daily timesheets and completion schedules
  • Applicants must have a good awareness of health and safety procedures in the workplace and exercise good housekeeping at all times.

The key requirements for this role are:

  • Yacht rigging experience.
  • Keen interest in sailing.
  • Some knowledge of marine and rigging products.
  • Must be able to demonstrate some technical ability.
  • Ability to splice ropes would be an advantage.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be hardworking, have attention to detail and a very high standard of workmanship.
  • High degree of flexibility and initiative.

Trainee Yacht Rigger

Due to a steady increase in our workload, Fox’s Rigging is looking to recruit a trainee rigger to join our established rigging team working at Fox’s Marina and Boatyard, Ipswich. 

Do you have a passion for sailing and boats? Do you enjoy practical problem solving, working as part of a team and learning new skills? Can you demonstrate the following attributes?  If you can then please contact us.

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Willing and enthusiastic to learn new skills
  • Appreciation of technical and mechanical systems
  • Sailing experience

Trained Marine Electronics/Electrical Engineer Technician

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a trained marine electronics/electrical engineer technician to join our existing team at Fox’s Marina and Boatyard, Ipswich. All applicants must be qualified to a suitable standard with proven experience in marine electrical engineering. BMET Qualified would be advantageous.

A passion for boats is desirable, knowledge of a variety of boats is essential. The post will require working outside year-round and working at heights.

The role:

  • Diagnosing and repairing faults on a variety of marine electronics systems.
  • Ensuring all deficiencies noted and suitable recommendations are made.
  • Installation and repair of electronic and navigational equipment.
  • Applicants must have a good awareness of health and safety procedures in the workplace and exercise good housekeeping at all times.

The key requirements for this role are:

  • Marine electronic engineering experience.
  • Strong analytical skills for methodical problem solving.
  • Good time management.
  • Strong team player with ability to also work alone.
  • Deliver the highest standards of customer service at all times.
  • Full driving licence.

Workshops - Apprentice & Experienced Levels

Fox’s Workshops is currently seeking additional staff to assist with yacht refit and repair work.

We are actively seeking both experienced and apprentice level positions.

Experience of marine composite repair work, laminating, gelcoat finishing and paint spraying would be attractive.

Apprentice applicants should have an interest in boats and some practical ability, however of more importance is a willingness to get stuck in and learn new skills.

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