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Thanet District Council







Closing date:

24 October 2022

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Harbour Master and Marine Operations Manager

Salary up to £70k p.a. depending upon experience.

Thanet District Council has an exciting permanent opportunity for a full time (37hr/wk) Harbour Master to lead and manage the Port of Ramsgate consisting of a modern commercial port alongside the historic Ramsgate Royal Harbour.  In combination these sites cover an area of 65 hectares serving both leisure and commercial customers.

The 600 berth Royal Harbour Marina is set within an 18th century grade 2 listed harbour. The marina serves permanent berth holders and visiting vessels.  The harbour is also home to commercial customers including a fishing fleet, pilot cutter services and a multitude of commercial maritime vessels. The adjacent port hosts the operation and maintenance bases for two wind farm companies alongside aggregates and other businesses.  A significant infrastructure improvement project is also underway to allow the port to realise its potential to host cross channel freight services to the EU.

The Harbour Master is responsible for the efficient and effective administration, operation and control of the Port of Ramsgate in accordance with statutory requirements, Council policies and necessary commercial considerations. The postholder will also lead a dedicated multidisciplinary port team.

The successful candidate will hold a Class 1 or Class 2 Deck Officer Certificate and will have detailed knowledge of working within a port environment including a sound understanding of the Port Marine Safety Code. The postholder will also be required to lead the pilotage service at the port and perform a duty pilot role1.

We are seeking a maritime professional who is looking for a new challenge and has the experience and drive to operate and develop the Port to realise its full potential. If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion please contact the Director of Operations - 07887 631656

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Thanet District Council has an exciting permanent opportunity for a full time Harbour Master

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