Deputy Harbour Master

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Deputy Harbour Master

  • Post Date:14th August 2023
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Job Description

Department: Chief Harbour Master’s Department
Reporting to: Harbour Master
Grade: 3
Salary: starting at £68,732 per annum
Base: Gravesend or Central London
Closing date: 18 August 2023
Reference Number: 22
Who we are:

The Port of London Authority is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames and responsible for 95 miles of the River Thames from the Estuary to Teddington Lock in West London. We work to keep river users safe, protect and enhance the environment and promote the use of the river for trade and travel.

The role:

Do you hold an STCW II/2 (Chief Mates Unlimited) Certificate of Competency or equivalent, or a lesser STCW / BML Certificate, with relevant experience? Do you hold an MCA approved UKHMA Harbour Master’s Certificate? Do you hold a valid driving license?

We are currently recruiting for a Deputy Harbour Master to join the team. The role will be to support the Harbour Masters in directing and coordinating the provision of a safe, cost effective and efficient service in the Port that meets relevant statutory requirements for safe navigation. When required, the post holder will be required to deputise for the Harbour Masters, and therefore applicants must be sufficiently experienced and confident to carry out Harbour Master duties.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of operations across the Port and therefore, applicants will need to demonstrate that they can lead, motivate and manage effectively, with proven and effective interpersonal skills. Excellent communications skills in all media and an ability to work effectively under pressure are essential to the role.

Benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Bupa Health Cover
  • Car allowance
  • Medical Cash Plan (Westfield Health)
  • Generous pension
  • Onsite parking with electric charging
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to MyGymDiscounts

Additional information

For further information or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the position, please contact Lyn Kindlen-Funnell, Harbour Master on 01474 562 313.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient candidates have been identified.

Full job description

To apply, please complete the application form, including the reference number stated above.

You are required to have a Right to Work in UK, as currently the PLA is not a sponsor employer, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.