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Head Skipper - Broome

  • Live and work in the beautiful Kimberley region!

  • Work in the exciting world of adventure tourism

  • Relocation assistance available

About the Role:

Workpac are seeking an experienced Head Skipper for our adventure tourism client based in Broome, WA.

Our Client is a leading tourism operator providing adventure day trips and luxury overnight tours within the Kimberley region. Due to an increase in business, they have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head Skipper to join their team on a permanent basis returning year after year. The successful candidate will oversee the marine operations and daily operations of the speed boat tours through Horizontal Falls. The role will be based mainly near the falls with some days back in Broome. Accommodation will be provided for this role and relocation assistance can be discussed.

Key Duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the marine operations for the company including manoeuvring tourist vessels

  • Plan day to day operations and maximise business opportunities including continuous improvement, P&L management and guest experiences

  • Ensure the marine team are performing safely and following procedures

  • Ensure fleet service, maintenance and repair programs continually improve the efficiency, reliability and presentation o the fleet whilst achieving reporting compliance to AMSA

  • Schedule daily guest itineraries based on best tidal movements and communicate to direct reports and peers

  • Liaise with other tour operators, schedule tour services for visiting vessels

Experience Required:

  • Prior experience in a marine environment ideally with management experience

  • Must have excellent marine manoeuvrer skills at high speed

  • MAR30918 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

  • MAR30818 - Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Very good knowledge of AMSA safety regulations for Domestic Commercial Vessels

  • Hold excellent health and safety values

  • Have excellent people management skills with a passion for tourism with fantastic customer service skills

  • Must hold full working rights in Australia. Open to candidates across Australia and New Zealand

Please be aware that proof of COVID-19 vaccination may apply in accordance with Public Health Orders, State Health Directions and/or site specific Health and Safety requirements.

How to Apply:

If you are looking to transfer your skills into an exciting passionate team and work in a stunning part of Australia click apply now! Alternatively you can send your resume to

Reference Number: 764J202176397

About WorkPac:

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, oil and gas and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding career opportunities. Looking after our employees is important to us. Through our myrewards platform, we offer benefits from retail rewards through to financial, health cover, insurance, superannuation services and more.

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Head Skipper - Broome
Contract type: Full Time
Location: Australia, Perth
Industry: Management Mining, Oil and Gas
Job expiry: 2021-12-23
Reference: 764J202176397


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