Marine Policy & Projects Manager

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Marine Policy & Projects Manager

  • Post Date:24th February 2023
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Job Description

Department: Chief Harbour Master
Reporting to: Harbour Master (SMS & VTS)
Grade: 5
Salary: £52,945 per annum (may be negotiable dependant on experience)
Base: Gravesend, Kent
Closing date: Interviews will be held for shortlisted applicants as they are received, and the vacancy will close once a suitable candidate has been selected.
Reference number: 8

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. The Chief Harbour Master’s Department is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code, ensuring the safety of navigation for all mariners in the Port of London, enforcing the rules and regulations and leading on Port Security and Emergency and Resilience Planning for the PLA.

The role:

We are looking for a marine professional to support the wider Harbour Master’s Team leading on document creation and review and deputising for the Marine Manager, which will see you working a variety of projects, liaising with key stakeholders on new ventures and participating in future planning to ensure projects don’t adversely affect the safety of river users.

Primarily based at our Head Office in Gravesend, Kent you will meet with stakeholders and partners across the length of the river as well as host visits afloat.

This is a varied and interesting role, and for the right person, is a steppingstone into Deputy/ Harbour Master positions.

What we are looking for:

You will have a broad marine background with thorough knowledge of the Port Marine Safety Code risk assessment techniques and relevant ports and marine legislation.

You will use your experience and knowledge to create and review documentation, such as manuals, guides, policies and procedures, as well as research and inform decisions on the navigational implications of projects across the length of the River Thames.

You will have a logical approach to problem solving, a keen eye for detail and a focus on accuracy. You will be customer focused with an ability to quickly build relations and influence people at all levels.

Benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • 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

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For further information or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the position, please contact Simon Phillips, Harbour Master (SMS & VTS) on 01474 562211 or

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.