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Job ID:  1145
Department:  Towage & Salvage
Category:  Broking

London, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent

Company Overview
Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping and offshore services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. Our intelligence adds value by enabling clients to make more efficient and informed decisions. Our global reach, local knowledge and expertise is what makes us unique.

To understand more about day to day life at Clarksons, and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at www.clarksons.com

Division Overview
With more than 100 years of combined shipping experience, we lead the field globally in the international towage and salvage broking arena. The Towage, Salvage and Transportation team provide the following services to our clients:

• Immediate tug & salvor assistance
• On-call 24/7 assistance
• A bespoke computer database tracking 6500+ tugs & equipment worldwide
• Effective, impartial and trustworthy services to shipowners, managers, underwriters and others in the marine industry when towage and/or salvage may be required


We provide a single point of contact for shipowners, managers and their H&M and P&I underwriters, to the salvage & tug owning world globally. Our database and extensive range of contacts means access to a wide range of equipment – both internationally and locally. As part of the larger Clarksons organisation, we have unique access to the breadth and depth of geographical market coverage and in-house research and analysis capability, ensuring that the information we provide to our clients is the most up to date and relevant. Reliability, experience and trust are what our clients rely upon and what we have delivered for decades time and time again.


Role Summary
We have an exciting opportunity for a Broker to join our busy Towage, Salvage and Transportation team. This role would suit someone who is self-motivated and conscientious, with a great work ethic and you should have the ability to learn at pace. Flexibility will be key as this role will require working an on-call rota, approximately 1 in every 4 weeks (though this is likely to not take effect from day one and will come later with training). This will not be a ‘9-5 job’ due to the nature of the work we do.

What you will be doing
• Database input, tug position maintenance, client record keeping
• Learning and understanding the relationships between various clients and their roles to the industry on a global basis
• Learning and working with all Clarksons bespoke IT systems and tools
• Study for the ICS examinations, (mandatory for all new brokers at Clarksons)
• Interaction with other Clarkson-Platou colleagues globally
• Participate in mock cases & exercises to build knowledge and experience
• Shadowing brokers with live enquiries to learn about the niche area we work in
• Working with the standard industry contracts and charterparties to build knowledge and expertise
• To run new enquiries & requirements
• Prepare for your participation in the on call/duty rota


What we are looking for
Key Attributes
• Experience with towage, salvage and transportation would be helpful but not mandatory
• An interest in shipping and preferably within towage, salvage and transportation
• Self-motivated and hard working with a great work ethic
• Dedicated and committed, and client service oriented
• Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
• Confident and able to work well under pressure
• Organised and able to meet deadlines
• Good problem-solving skills and able to use own initiative
• Conscientious and diligent in working style
• Positive and willing, with a desire to go the extra mile
• Team player with a flexible approach
• Desire to learn and ability to learn quickly
• MS Office skills (e.g. MS Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Word)