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14.11.23 - Full Time Port Security Officer vacancy removed

Full Time & Part Time Vacancies

Listed in order the jobs were posted, newest first.

Planning & Environment Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Planning and Environment Officer within the Commercial Department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the overall day to day control, supervision, management and undertaking of all planning and environmental compliance activities associated with the operation and long-term development of the Port.

Reporting to the Planning and Consents Manager you will assist them in ensuring that the Port secure all required planning and environmental permits, consents and licences in a timely manner and is fully compliant with all relevant legislation, consents and planning approvals obtained by the Port.

Candidates will have a degree in a town planning or an environmental discipline or similar related subject.  Ideally with relevant experience within an industry, consultancy or a regulatory setting, they will have the ability to prepare subject specific technical reports and impact risk assessments.

Salary on application.

To apply, download the application form below and then either email the completed document to OR post it to the following address:

Mrs L. Green
Personnel Manager
Portland Port


Person Specification for Planning & Environment Officer

Job Description for Planning & Environment Officer

Application Form

Casual Employment

Please see below for details about casual positions that are currently available.

Marine Department


Portland Harbour Authority operates several vessels, including Pilot Boats, Tugs, workboats and a harbour patrol RIB. Applications are invited from suitable personnel from a marine related background to join the Harbour Authority’s casual roster for work within the Marine Department.

Ideally the applicant should be in possession of a first aid Certificate, however all applications will be considered with regard to deck crew on the Port’s vessels.

Those wishing to be considered for a place on the casual list should register by completing one of the casual registration forms which can be downloaded using the link below and return it by post to the address on the registration form or by e-mailing it to:

Download the Casual Registation form by clicking HERE

Police & Security Department


Applications are invited from suitable people to join the Harbour Authority’s casual roster for work within the Security Department.

The Port has a fast-growing cruise operation and always requires extra security staff to assist, especially during the cruise season, usually between April and October.  The ship visits can fall on a weekday or a weekend, with the length of the call varying in duration on the day.  Other duties can include ship gangway security and vessel protection, which would be specifically suited to applicants who favour night working.

All roles can be physically demanding, and applicants will have a degree of flexibility with regards to availability and working times.

A SIA Level 2 Qualification would be desirable but not essential.

Applicants with any relevant experience will be considered with any appropriate training given as required.

A full UK driving licence is required for this role.

We would particularly welcome female applicants as it is our legal requirement, under government legislation, to provide female staff to carry out relevant searches as require

Those wishing to be considered for a place on the casual list should register their interest by downloading, completing and returning the registration form. 

Download the Casual Registation form by clicking HERE

Please return the completed registration form by email or by post: -

By email to:

By post to:

Personnel Manager
Portland Port