Pilotage Coordinator

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Pilotage Coordinator

  • Post Date:1st June 2022
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Job Description

Department: Chief Harbour Master’s Department
Reporting to: Deputy Marine Pilotage Manager
Grade: 7
Salary: £37,565 per annum (this is the full time equivalent salary which will be pro-rata to reflect a 17.5 hour per week contract)
Allowances: 15% shift allowance (£5634.50), 10% overtime allowance and Bank Holiday allowance (£3756.50), upon completion of training (the allowances will also be pro-rata to reflect a 17.5 hours per week contract)
Contract: Permanent
Working pattern: Shift work – job-share of 17.5 hours per week (equivalent)
Base: Gravesend, Kent
Closing date: 3 June 2022

Interviews will commence from the 23rd May 2022 and you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the post at any time, once we have received sufficient applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Working in the Pilotage department, the successful candidate will be responsible for a dynamic roster that will involve tasking Pilots for sea/ river movements to meet the PLA’s statutory authority obligations. Duties will include planning transport requirements such as taxi/ Pilot cutter, communicating with ships via VHF radio/providing act information to pilots and overall recording of information using established IT applications.

This role will have the authority to allocate overtime and prioritise the order in which ships are served; therefore, the ability to prioritise work and be assertive when required is essential. The successful candidate will have a good standard of education with previous experience of working in a busy operational environment. You must have the ability to work under pressure, to handle varied work demands and have excellent communication skills. This post will also require someone with some working knowledge of the River Thames, although specific training will be provided.

Additional information

For an informal chat about the role please contact Dave Newbury on 01474 562282

Full job description

To apply, please complete an application form (Word, PDF) and send it to recruitment@pla.co.uk before the closing date of 3 June 2022.

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.