Shore-based Recruitment

We are Spinnaker, we bring our deep specialist knowledge to maritime recruitment. 

​At Spinnaker, this is not just maritime recruitment – we are building relationships and bringing the human element to this vital worldwide industry. We are your maritime people experts.

Using Spinnaker our clients have successfully recruited staff from all over the world into positions in more than 70 countries since 1997, including many executive and non-executive directors for private and public companies. A number of them have worked with us for almost 20 years.​

Spinnaker clients benefit not only from the in-depth market knowledge and contacts of our 20+ staff, which helps us to identify the right people, but also from our ability to understand their business. ​

We get a feel for our clients’ culture, and source people who will fit. We understand the importance of striving for diversity, priming a workforce for a fast-changing future, and being a trusted partner for some of the world’s most influential maritime companies.

Our Specialisms


Chartering, Freight Trading & Shipbroking
Commercial Operations & Post Fixtures


Marine, Safety & Quality
Technical & Engineering


Energy, Renewables & Environmental
Finance & Accounting
Human Resources
Insurance Broking & Underwriting
IT & Technology
Legal & Insurance Claims
Marketing, Communications & PR
Research & Analysis
Risk & Compliance
Sales & Business Development
Secretarial, Admin & Support
Trainee, Graduate, Apprentice & Internships

Our Clients

Bunker Traders
Classification Societies
Commodity Groups
Energy & Oil Companies
Law Firms
Marine Software Providers Equipment Manufacturers
Maritime Security Companies
P&I Clubs
Professional Bodies
Ports & Terminal Operators
Ship Agencies
Ship Registries
Technical Service Providers


“The process was explained perfectly from the start, from the job description to the subsequent interview process. Not to mention the personal support throughout the process! Matt is absolutely all job seekers need at the point of looking for a new job! Extremely nice, understanding, easy to talk to, and very supportive during all steps of the process. He even called me a month after I started my job to ask if all was still okay. I can’t comment on other recruiters within the agency, but if they are half as good as Matt, Spinnaker is top!”

Bobbi Malahovski – Shipping Operator, SSY

“David is an eminent global talent acquisition leader in the maritime shipping industry. He is incredibly kind, reliable, friendly, candid, trustworthy, and the true definition of a stalwart. He is passionate about his work, cares deeply for the people he works with, and is great at collaborating with international clients to help them find the right people. Beyond simply hiring exceptional people, David makes sure his new hires are confident in their decisions and happy with their career advancement. Being able to work and get to know him is a true blessing.”

Rohit P – HR & Payroll Manager, Norvic Shipping

“Hayley was very good at guiding me on the entire process. She was also very flexible with her working hours and seemed to be very happy to talk or text after or before office hours. Hayley was excellent and I am very glad I had the opportunity to work with her.”

Anonymous Candidate

“Liam was great. I couldn’t have asked for more in a recruitment consultant. He matched me with a job I never would have thought of applying for and I was successful. Loving the new role and would recommend him to anyone looking for a job in the maritime industry.”

Anonymous Candidate

“My experience with Spinnaker was absolutely amazing. With HER genuinely positive and kind approach, Jay captured my attention. I was pleasantly surprised to find an articulate young woman at the end of the line who had clearly researched my CV inside out. I do not think that I would have even considered applying if it wasn´t for Jay. At any point, Spinnaker did not give me the impression that they were looking to fill this position with just anybody. But they are looking to fill the position with the best candidate possible, trying to make both sides happy, which made the whole process very smooth and respectable.”

Betigul Martens – Executive Assistant, Costamare Bulkers Services

Meet the team

Teresa Peacock

Managing Director, Executive Search
+44 (0)1702 481650
Teresa Peacock

Matt Cornelius

Director, Recruitment
+44 (0)1702 481640

David Tubb

Director, Recruitment
+44 (0)1702 481630
David Tubb Spinnaker