Wind Speed: 3.990kn
Wind Direction: 43.900°
Tide Height C.D.: 1.017m

Working For Brightlingsea Harbour

Brightlingsea Harbour has a local workforce who work year-round to ensure all users get the best experience possible.

We have varied roles, which quite literally change with the seasons.

In the Winter maintenance is the primary concern, incremental staff are required for:

  1. Pontoon Jet washing
  2. Painting
  3. Planking Repairs
  4. Grounds Maintenance

In the Summer Marine operational staff are required for:

  1. Water Taxi Coxswains in the Evenings
  2. Ferry Coxswains
  3. Charter Ferry Coxswains to Wivenhoe (must be commercially endorsed or hold an MCA issued COC)
  4. Harbour Assistants
  5. River Patrol Crews

We are also always looking for local suppliers who can work with the harbour to use local resources.

To operate any of the harbour vessels you must be qualified to at least RYA level 2 Powerboat, must be over 18 and ideally hold a First aid certificate.

Please send CV or requests for further detail to the Deputy Harbour Master, Harbour Office, 4 Copperas Road, Brightlingsea Essex CO7 0AP or

Brightlingsea Harbour Afloat Apprenticeships

Our next intake for the Brightlingsea Harbour Apprenticeship will be September 2024.