Technical and Admin Support Officer

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Technical and Admin Support Officer

  • Post Date:14th August 2023
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Job Description

Job title: Technical and Admin Support Officer
Department: Chief Harbour Master’s Department
Reporting to: Senior Harbour Master
Grade: 9
Salary: £32,313 per annum
Base: Gravesend, Kent
Closing date: 3 September 2023
Interview date: 14 September 2023
Reference number: 23

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 Chief Harbour Masters department are responsible for overseeing the safe and efficient operation of the Port of London Authority. They manage vessel traffic, enforce navigational regulations and ensure the overall safety and security of the port.

The role:

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Administrator to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting and analysing data, updating, maintaining and recommending improvements to our systems and processes and you will provide timely support in case of river-related issues or emergencies. You will provide a full administrative service to the Harbour Master’s team in terms of supporting activities, such as diary management, taking minutes for meetings and maintaining reminders for controller document updates and be comfortable in providing good quality first line support to your colleagues and managers.

What we are looking for:

You will have an eye for detail and have a suitable level of literacy and numeracy for the role, as well as being competent using the Microsoft Office 365 suite of products. You must be self-motivated and be able to work cohesively as part of a team. You will be a strategic thinker and a problem solver who is able to work under pressure.

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

Additional information

For further information or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the position, please contact Cathryn Spain (Senior Harbour Master) on 01474 562212 or

A full job description is available here.

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.