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Deputy/Assistant Harbour Master - Pilot Services Manager

  • Post Date:27th January 2021
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  • Location Type Shore
    Salary £38 000
Job Description

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners manage a Trust Port, with statutory responsibility for navigation and conservancy of approximately 16 square miles of harbour area and are seeking a Deputy/Assistant Harbour Master – Pilot Services Manager.


Falmouth Harbour Commissioners are celebrating their 150th year of managing the 3rd deepest natural harbour in the world. Strategically placed on the UK’s Western approaches the port has a bright future as one of the premier ports on the south coast of the UK.


The post holder will be a key member of the marine team that is responsible for meeting statutory and operational responsibilities by delivering a wide range of functions and services.


As pilot service manager, the post holder will be responsible for the management of an ISO accredited service which employs 9 pilot boat crew working in a 24/7 shift pattern as well as an Operations Manager who co-ordinates boat maintenance and the maintenance of a live shipping movements database.


As Assistant Harbour Master, the post holder will support the harbour master in operating an effective Marine Safety Management System with particular responsibility for pilotage and harbour monitoring as well as the operation of a local port service.  The post holder will take an active role in marine operations meetings, contributing to the wider implementation of the safety management system.


The post holder will act as on-call duty Harbour Master in rotation, make routine operational decisions and take a leading role in emergency response.  The post holder will need to live within 1 hour of the office.


A relevant commercial vessel operating qualification is essential.  A senior deck officers’ certificate of competency and/ or a Harbour Masters qualification or experience is desirable.


The starting salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications but can be set up to £38,000. There is a good route of promotion in the short term to a Deputy Harbour Master and in medium term the current Harbour Master is due to retire in 4 to 6 years’ time.


Further information including a job description and person specification together with the application process is available on our website


Closing date for applications:       15th February 2021

Interview date:                              23 & 24th February 2021

2nd Interview date:                         4th March 2021