Pilotage Support Officer
Job title: Pilotage Support Officer
Department: Chief Harbour Master’s Department
Reporting to: Deputy Pilotage Manager
Salary: starting at £45,798 per annum
Base: Gravesend, Kent
Closing date: Friday 14 January 2022
Interview date: January 2022 (date to be confirmed to shortlisted applicants)
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.
As part of the Chief Harbour Master’s team, you will provide general support to the Deputy Marine Pilotage Manager (DMPM). You will work as part of a team providing support in the training of Marine pilots in the Ship Simulator, planning and coordinating training for the progression of pilots, and arranging the daily manning of the Simulator and key duties. You will be required to liaise with the pilots, other departments and suppliers reference equipment for pilots such as VHF radios, PPE, iPads and pilot navigation software on iPads. The role includes statistical and performance analysis, delivering management reports, maintaining records and agreeing pilot payroll variables. This role may require occasional shift work to cover the Pilot Co-ordinator role.
The role includes supervision of the Pilot Coordinators and an Assistant Pilotage Support Officer.
The successful candidate will have marine experience and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and I.T. support software. Experience of Port operations and knowledge of ship simulators is preferred, with excellent analytical and presentation skills. We require a resilient person with good communication skills and a flexible attitude to work as part of a small team, that may on occasion be expected to work off site.
For an informal chat about the position, please contact David Newbury, Pilotage Manager on 01474 562282.