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Deputy Harbour Master (Lower)

Deputy Harbour Master (Lower)

Salary: £51,846 per annum plus benefits

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames. The Lower District encompasses the commercial heart of the Port of London, covering the area from Dagenham to the Outer Estuary. As part of our duties under the Port Marine Safety Code, we manage and maintain the port’s navigational safety management system

The successful applicant will support the Harbour Master in directing and co-coordinating the provision of a safe and cost effective service in the Lower District, through contingency management, customer and practitioner liaison, management of river works, Pilot and Pilot Exemption Certificate examinations and incident and accident investigation.

Applicants should hold either STCW 95 II/2 (Masters unlimited) certificate of competency (or equivalent) or a lesser STCW qualification, but with suitable experience; combined with relevant port management experience. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they be able to 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.

The post is based at the PLA headquarters in Gravesend and the job holder will be required to work out of hours on occasion. In return we offer a highly competitive salary plus benefits package, which includes a contributory pension scheme, private health insurance and car allowance.

To view the job description, please click here.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact the Harbour Master, Cathryn Spain on 01474 562212.

To apply, please download and complete an application form available from our website http://www.pla.co.uk/About-Us/Vacancies and return it to recruitment@pla.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: Friday 25 August 2017