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Purser, Ship

Aliases: Ship Manager, Office Administration Manager

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Purser, Ship is expected to perform include:
  • Dealing with correspondence and accounts relating to ship
  • Keeping charge of all accounts and paying of ship's personnel
  • Checking reports of clerks and pays of crew and maintaining their pay rolls
  • Preparing portage bills and ship's articles (contracts)
  • Collecting mail and distributing to passengers, officers and crew
  • Supervising stowing or removal of luggage from holds in conjunction with Chief Officer, Ship or officer on watch
  • Collecting valuables of passengers for safe custody in passenger ships
  • Arranging parties and other entertainment for passengers and generally acting as host
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a field job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is necessary
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Individual usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. The organization or institution remains open and functional for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Preferably, Diploma in Hotel Management

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in handling finances of a ship
  • Skilled in preparing bills of customers
  • Ability to take care of the luggage and belongings of the customers and staff
  • Skilled in organising parties for the passengers on board for entertainment and recreational purposes
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Hardworking
  • Good communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel management catering and nutrition
    http://www.ihmchandigarh.org/IHM2/Default.aspx

  • Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Management
    http://manipal.edu/wgsha/programs.html

  • Chitkara University
    http://www.chitkara.edu.in/ihm

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.wbut.ac.in/syllabus/Hotel_Mgnt_Syllabus.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Clerk Purser, Ship Accounts Division Head

 

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants - Rs 15,000 to Rs 35,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 35,000 to Rs 70,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Generally, 8 - 10 years of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1, 4
  • Private cruise ships
  • Government passenger ships
KEYWORDS 
  • Purser, Ship
  • Ship Finance Manager
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 1211.0300 Purser, Ship
ISCO 2008 Finance Managers Not available
NIC 2008 78300; 82110 Human resources provision and management of human resources functions; Combined office administrative service activities
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available

 

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