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VTS Officer

VTS Officer

Salary £38,998 per annum Inclusive (after training)

As a VTS Officer, you will be a responsible, disciplined and team oriented individual focussed on ensuring the safety and efficiency of navigation of a diverse range of commercial and leisure vessels in a VTS area of some 600 square miles.

You will deal on a daily basis with the general public, berth operators and emergency services as well as communicating extensively with senior management, marine pilots, the harbour patrol service and other internal PLA departments.

It is essential that you have the ability to operate and interpret state of the art radar, AIS, CCTV and communication systems. You will have the aptitude to make and communicate authoritative operational traffic management decisions in both routine and non routine circumstances to ensure the safety and efficiency of navigation in a high profile waterway.

To apply, you should hold a valid V-103/1 VTS Operator Certificate together with a valid MCA VTS log book or, possess marine qualifications such as STCW or relevant professional qualifications in a comparable industry, and have the aptitude to successfully complete a formal training programme culminating in the issue of an MCA and IALA approved V-103/1 qualification and a local port endorsement.

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The successful candidate will be based at the Port Control Centre (Gravesend) on completion of training.

To apply, please complete an application form available from www.pla.co.uk/About-Us/Vacancies and return it to recruitment@pla.co.uk before the closing date on 31st July 2018.

Interviews to be held on Friday 10th August