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Office Administrator

Ref No: B/OA/03/22

Location: Londonderry/Derry
Closing Date: 28th March 2022

Burke Shipping Services Ltd. are a shipping agency and stevedoring company based in Lisahally Terminal, Londonderry. The company is part of the Fane Valley Group and has been operating in the port of Londonderry for over 50 years. We are currently recruiting for the following permanent, part-time position (3 days per week).

 The Role: 

• Finance duties for ship owners including creation of proforma and final disbursement accounts;

• Administration duties for ship owners including liaising with various internal staff and external agencies to arrange services for vessels in port;

• Creation of invoices for port agency services;

• Liaising with port authority regarding payment of ship owners accounts;

• Provide support for other financial duties delegated by Company Accountant, including month end preparations;

• General office administration.

The Person:

• 1-2 years previous relevant experience of working within a finance role in an office environment;

• Have strong IT skills with experience in Microsoft Office applications, in particular MS Excel and Word;

• Motivated and be able to work on own initiative;

• Effective communication skills;

• Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail;

• Excellent organisational and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload and meet strict deadlines;

• Ideally have experience of operating Sage 50 Accounts or other computerised accounting software.

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About Us

A division of Fane Valley Co-operative, Burke Shipping Services Ltd has been operating in the Port of Londonderry for over 50 years. Located in the North West of Ireland, at the head of Lough Foyle, a sheet of almost landlocked water 26km long and 13km wide.

Accredited to ISO 9000:2015, Burke Shipping Services Ltd operates at the highest quality levels to ensure excellence in customer service.

Our dedicated team are experienced in ship to ship lightering of vessels at Londonderry anchorage and draw on their local experience to ensure we provide the best service possible.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Burke Shipping is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better