Career Opportunities

C&J Marine is one of the largest producers of quality marine products, covers and upholstery in the UK. As well as offering a complete service for sailing yachts, power boats and motor boats, we also supply both businesses and private homes with custom-made awnings, blinds, upholstery and other textile products - all manufactured by our dedicated and experienced team at our factory in Chichester, West Sussex.

We are currently seeking the following applicants, so if you feel you are that person please do drop us a line along with your current CV to opportunities@cjmarine.co.uk 

Book Keeper 

Location: Chichester 

Job Title: Book Keeper
Rate / Salary: £26,000 per annum pro rata (£13,000)
Hours: Flexible but minimum 20 hours per week 

Provide bookkeeping services for use by the Company Accountant and Business Managers on a part-time basis. Includes financial accounting, management accounting, forecasting and budgeting, company pensions, VAT. To maintain records to meet legal requirements and to manage, create and maintain a record of transactions. 

To prepare the company’s payroll.

To provide high-quality support service to the Managing Director and Business Managers.

Minimum Skills and Experience should include:

  • Knowledge of Sage accounts and payroll processes are essential.
  • A recognised professional bookkeeping qualification with a thorough practical understanding of bookkeeping, taxation principles and techniques.
  • Excellent time management and organisation.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload.
  • Good level ICT skills. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Good communicator.
  • Positive outlook.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Team player.
  • Problem solver.
  • A sense of humour.

Sales Executive

Location: Chichester

Job Title: Sales Person 
Rate / Salary: £18k - £24k - Depending on Experience + Target Based Commission Structure
Hours: 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday 

Joining our sales team you will become a face of C&J Marine. You will be joining a fast paced, exciting sales office learning from a combined experience of personnel with over 25 years in the industry. The role is to create and develop new opportunities by proactively seeking new business, arranging quotations to meet the customer requirements, meanwhile maintaining fantastic customer relationships with our current client base. The role is based from the C&J Marine premises in Chichester and will include substantial time visiting customers and prospecting new business in the field. 

  • A self-motivated individual that has proven sales experience in maximising opportunities and converting enquiries into orders
  • Thrives in a fast paced and target driven environment
  • Flexible, with the ability to adapt and develop the workplace
  • Punctual and reliable, with a conscientious attitude to work

Minimum Requirements:

  • Able to work in restricted spaces, outdoors and on the water, if required
  • Proven track record of achieving and exceeding sales targets
  • Fantastic customer services skills
  • An interest in the marine industry is favourable
  • Flexibility to work a rota’d Saturday and attend exhibitions/events.

 You can apply for this job here

Workshop Assistants

Location: Chichester

Rate / Salary: Approx £8.00 gross per hour, depending on experience

As a Workshop Assistant, you will play a vital role in creating luxury, made to measure covers and upholstery for the interior and exterior of sailing yachts and power boats as well as other industries. You will also assist with the refurbishment and renovation of existing customer products.

Working in our production team, you will you will be expected to meet C&J Marine’s high standards, ensuring that quality and customer service is a priority.

Role expectations and criteria would include:

Previous marine manufacturing experience favoured, but not essential.

Enthusiastic, self-motivated with experience in producing high standards of work.
Enjoys working in a fast-paced, exciting environment
Flexible, with the ability to adapt and develop a pro-active workplace
Punctual and reliable, with a conscientious and positive attitude to work

Desire to develop existing or new skill set, with future goals within the company

Upholsterer

Location: Chichester

Job Title: Upholsterer
Rate / Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Hours: 8 am- 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

As an upholsterer, you will play a leading role in creating luxury, made to measure upholstery for the interior and exterior of sailing yachts and power boats. You will be responsible for recovering existing cushions and creating brand new sets from scratch. Working alongside our patterning team, you will design and measure upholstery to meet C&J Marine’s high standards, ensuring that quality and comfort is our priority. Previous sewing machine experience is favoured, however, we do have machinists that will work with you to meet customer deadlines. The ideal candidate must have an upholstery background within the automotive, marine or aerospace industry.

  • A self-motivated individual that has experience in producing high standards of work, time and time again.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, exciting environment
  • Flexible, with the ability to adapt and develop the workplace
  • Punctual and reliable, with a conscientious attitude to work

Minimum Requirements:

  • Able to work in restricted spaces, outdoors and on the water, if required
  • Have basic sewing machine skills
  • Upholstery background within automotive, marine or aerospace industry
  • Keen to work in a fast paced construction environment