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Marine Pilotage Manager


Based at Gravesend, Kent

Salary: £66,367 per annum plus benefits

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames from the outer estuary to Teddington. As part of our duties under the Port Marine Safety Code, we manage and maintain the port’s navigational safety management system.

Reporting to the Chief Harbour Master, this post will be responsible for the delivery of a safe, efficient and economic Pilotage service. You will use knowledge and experience to effectively manage a unionised workforce of approximately 85 pilots as well as support staff to ensure a high level of safety is maintained. You will be required to develop strategies to achieve future economies and greater efficiencies in the delivery of Pilotage and working closely with customers to ensure a high level of customer service is maintained. You will be primarily responsible for all Pilotage matters including policy in conformance with the pilotage legislation and you will have overall responsibility for the effective development of the department.

Applicants should have at least 5 years relevant senior management experience, ideally gained in a Port or Marine environment. Experience in managing a unionised workforce is essential. You must be able to lead, enthuse and influence others using a range of communication techniques to best effect. You will be innovative and creative in your approach, whilst remaining confident and professional. The ability to work effectively under pressure is essential. In return we offer a competitive salary, generous leave and a contributory pension scheme.

To view the job description, please click here.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact Bob Baker, Chief Harbour Master on 01474 562231.

To apply, please complete an application form available from http://www.pla.co.uk/About-Us/Vacancies and return it before the closing date of Friday 20th January 2017.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 30th January 2017.