Deputy Director - Isle of Man Ship Registry
St Georges Court

Job Reference: DFE-008601

Closing Date: 17/02/2019

Salary: £72,624 to £84,713

Department: Department for Enterprise

Hours Per week: 37

We are looking for a highly motivated maritime professional to lead our successful international ship register.

About the role and the Isle of Man Ship Registry

The Isle of Man Ship Registry is one of the world’s leading registers of ships and super yachts. A British register providing the very best in service to its valued clients; it is the flag of choice for owners looking for quality and partnership from a Flag Administration and was awarded the Best Shipping Registry 2019 by World Commerce Review.

The Isle of Man ship register has built its reputation as one of the world’s leading registers with a dedicated team of professionals delivering a pragmatic, client-focused service, high regulatory standards, innovation, and a portfolio of quality clients.

The Isle of Man is looking for a highly motivated Deputy Director to join the leadership team of its successful international ship register. A respected marine professional with a track record in maritime regulation or operations and in delivering strategy and innovation in a fast-moving industry.

The Ship Registry is a division operating within the Department for Enterprise, the Government Department tasked with creating an environment, through innovation and collaboration, where the economy thrives. The Ship Registry’s part in this is to provide a platform for maritime activity through the creation and operation of an internationally respected flag of choice which adds real value to its clients in a rapidly changing global maritime environment.

Reporting directly to the Director, the Deputy Director is responsible for all aspects of operational, technical and performance management of the Ship Registry. 

You will assist the Director in setting the strategic direction for the Ship Registry to ensure it remains competitive and attractive to international clients and to ensure it is aligned with the wider objectives of the Isle of Man government to ensure its international reputation as a well-regulated, innovative and inclusive jurisdiction are upheld. 

This is a key senior management position which offers a rare opportunity to join a high performing team and to make a valuable contribution to the ongoing success of the Register.

For more information about the role, its responsibilities and requirements please see the Job Profile and Advertising Profile, available to download below.

About the Island

Why you should join us…

  • Relaxed way of life, friendly people and low crime rates
  • Free education and healthcare for island residents
  • Attractive relocation package with advice and support on relocation
  • Enjoy an outdoor lifestyle - walking, diving, sailing, mountain biking and great beaches
  • Short commutes with no traffic jams!
  • Low income tax rates, maximum rate is 20%
  • Great environment to raise a family with high standards of pupil behaviour and an extensive range of extra-curricular activities
  • Over 100 flights a week to London, Manchester, Dublin and regional airports

For further information about living in the Isle of Man and the Islands’ lifestyle, take a look at our All about the Isle of Man booklet available to download at the bottom of this page and visit

Interview Expenses and Relocation

Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £10,000 based on receipts is available for this role. For any further information on the relocation package please contact

Our Benefits

In the Isle of Man Public Service we believe the benefits we offer our employees are important; from financial benefits to your wellbeing and development, we have a lot to offer.

We have created a downloadable document, Our Benefits - A Quick Guide; have a read to see what benefits you could enjoy whilst working for us.

How to find out more:

More details can be obtained via the Job Description and Person Specification or from Cameron Mitchell. Cameron is currently our Deputy Director of the Ship Registry but will soon be taking up the Director of Ship Registry position in spring 2019. He can be contacted on 01624 682370 or at

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at

How to apply:

Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. It is recommended that you include a cover letter with your CV which explains your motivations for applying for this position and demonstrates your suitability for the requirements of the post. If you do wish to upload a cover letter with your CV, please ensure they are uploaded in one file.

If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment and Employment Changes Team on 01624 686300 or by email at

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.

Interview dates:

The Interview and Assessments for this post are anticipated to take place over the 7th and 8th March 2019 (subject to change).


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.