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Marine River Inspector


Salary: £38,422 per annum (inclusive of shift and operation allowance)

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to help manage one of the busiest and most famous working rivers in the world. The Upper District of the Port of London from Teddington, through the capital, to Dagenham is a diverse and challenging environment.

Following a recent change, we are now looking to fill the position of Marine River Inspector on the PLA’s Middle District Harbour Service Launch. The role requires a self starter who has the determination and drive to work independently and as part of a small but closely knit team. Your main focus will be to represent and act for the Harbour Master afloat, and when necessary, ensure vessels comply with port regulations. You will also attend incidents to render assistance and conduct preliminary investigations and support a growing number of recreational, filming and promotional events taking part on the Thames each year. Closely supporting the Harbour Master, you will also inspect river works, conduct routine berth inspections and provide assistance, guidance, advice and direction to recreational and commercial users of the Thames.

You will have a minimum of an MCA Tier 1 Level 2 Boatmaster’s Licence with Thames Local Knowledge Endorsement. You will be confident, credible and enthusiastic, and have the ability, drive and communication skills to earn the respect of a wide range of stakeholders. Additionally, you will also be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite.

The successful applicant will be employed on shiftwork on the basis of continuous rotating shifts of 12 hours’ duration, with an obligation to cover all operational requirements outside the 35-hour week.

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For further information about the job, please contact Mark Towens on 0207 743 7906. To apply, please visit our website www.pla.co.uk and complete an application form.

Closing date: 5 February 2016.