Deputy Director – Isle of Man Ship Registry

Isle of Man Ship Registry Published: February 4, 2019
Douglas - Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Job Type


£72,624 to £84,713 per annum

About the role and the Isle of Man Ship Registry

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 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 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.

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 visit

Interview Expenses and Relocation

Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £10,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

How to find out more and apply:

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

Interested Applicants can apply and find out more about the post via:

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

Interview dates:

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

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Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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