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Career Opportunities at ABNB

We are looking for a new addition to the ABNB team: Boat Inspector

Over the winter months, in the build up to next season, we are looking to train a successful applicant in the art of ABNB Brokerage.

Current status: Position vacant

Closing date for initial applications: 17th August 2018

At ABNB we pride ourselves in providing a professional brokerage service and one key to achieving this is the role of our Boat Inspectors. They may be the first member of ABNB a vendor meets, at the beginning of their journey through the sales process, and first impressions are important. They will closely inspect the boat, take photographs and gather all the information to produce a sales brochure. The brochure is prepared by other members of ABNB ready for inclusion on the website and for use by the sales team. Click for an example boat sales brochure.

Boat Inspector:Skills required

• A good knowledge of narrow boats and boating is essential including heating & plumbing, electrics, engine installations and general maintenance.
• Good communication & computer skills are useful, although additional training will be given.
• Duties include vendor liaison.
• Working on a self-employed basis an average of 1 day per week on a flexible basis, as demand dictates. Some weekend work may be required. Potential for extra days at busier times.
• Would suit someone with an enthusiastic approach to boats.
Own transport is a must as travelling is involved.
• Being a small company you would be part of the team.

Job Description Summary

• Liaising with boat vendors by phone & email
• Arranging appointments to inspect outlying craft
• Organising with marina staff where necessary

• Taking detailed specification of a boat
• Taking internal and external photos
• Preparation of line drawings

• Ensuring adequate ownership paperwork is gathered

• Ensuring good presentational condition of boats
• Advising vendors of recommended works to be completed prior to marketing
• Discussing and agreeing sale price of boat to be marketed

Beneficial Experience

We'd like to know if you would be suited to the position of Boat Inspector within ABNB and of course whether the job would suit you. To that end we'd appreciate knowing any relevant experience, including those in certain areas detailed below, you have gathered in your employment plus levels of responsibility acquired professionally and socially. You may not have all the attributes we are looking for but don't consider this a disadvantage as full training will be given where necessary.

Knowledge of boating is a must for any applicant and we'd like to know the extent of your boat handling experience, your history with boats & any maintenance know how!

Photography skills are useful although full training will be given. You will be required to take internal and external photos which may necessitate you moving the boat into a suitable position.

Computer skills are essential although full training will be given. What are your IT skills? What range of programmes and applications have you used? Do you use computers at work, and if so in what way? Are you familiar with the internet & social networking sites?

Customer relations is a large part of the job, both on the telephone and in person. What experience have you had in working with the public? You will need to communicate confidently and effectively with everyone of all backgrounds, both orally and in writing.

• You will be asked to take detailed records and be able to operate effectively under pressure whilst dealing with frequent interruptions. Can you demonstrate that you have the ability to take accurate records under pressure?
• Excellent organisational skills are essential with the ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload efficiently and keep to specified deadlines. Can you demonstrate that you have the ability to organise & prioritise?
• Be able to work on your own but also as part of a team and be willing to help other team members in times of pressure.
• Have the ability to maintain confidentiality for sensitive information or situations. Have you experience in handling confidential information?

Think you'd fit-in? Read about the current ABNB team


What we'd like you to do

To apply for the above position please email your CV to Tell us about yourself, including relevant experience, and why you would like to work for ABNB.

If you prefer, you can apply by post to Sheila Smith (HR Director), ABNB, Crick Wharf, West Haddon Road, Crick, Northants, NN6 7XT.

Please do not telephone the ABNB office or use any other email address.

We look forward to hearing from you.

After application

You will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire by post which will be taken into consideration in the selection process. Suitable applicants will then be called for an interview.

Finally, we like to think of ourselves as a friendly, energetic & self-motivated bunch, and if you think this position would suit we'd like to hear from you.


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