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Weymouth Harbour Master (Weymouth)

Salary details: £45591 - £50898

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Dorset Council
Occupational group
Natural Environment
Salary details
£45,591 to £50,898
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Kenneth Buchan
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 225132
Closing Date
12 July 2020
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Weymouth Harbour Master

£45,591 to £50,898

 Full Time - Permanent




We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, knowledgeable and experienced individual to manage the busy leisure and commercial Weymouth Harbour, situated on the south coast in Dorset and set within the spectacular World Heritage designated Jurassic Coast.

What you will be doing 

Your duties will include controlling shipping movements, sailing schedules and supervising slipway and berthing arrangements. You will be responsible for the management and implementation of the Port Marine Safety Code and checking compliance with Harbour byelaws. You will be required to plan for the long-term future of the Harbour and to maintain and improve its commercial performance reporting to Dorset Council as the competent harbour authority.

About you 

You will have experience of the management of ports and harbours at a senior level. Knowledge of legislation relevant to ports and harbours, an appropriate marine related qualification, the ability to lead, motivate and develop staff and experience of management of port operations in a commercial environment will be required.

Additional Information

You will join a small specialist team to manage and coordinate the development and daily operations of the Harbour working closely with our other Harbour Masters, Senior Officers, the Chairman and other members of the Harbours Committee, marine sector representatives and a broad spectrum of Harbour users.

Closing date: 12th July 2020
Interview date: 17th July or 20th July 2020

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Ken Buchan, Head of Service for Environment and Well-Being on 01305 225132 or at ken.buchan@dorsetcoucil.gov.uk .

Working at Dorset Council

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

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