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Full Time Vacancies
Marine Officer (shift work)
Applications are invited for a full-time position which has become available within the Marine Department.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake the following main duties: -
- Provide radio navigational advice and information to vessels, including the operation and monitoring of all electronic surveillance equipment within the Harbour Control office which will be 24/7 shift based.
- Administration in relation to commercial shipping movements.
- To act as Coxswain / Skipper on any of the company’s marine craft, pilot boats, workboats, RIBs.
Applicants should possess the following basic minimum qualifications and experience: -
- RYA Powerboat Advanced (Commercially Endorsed)
- A Boatmasters Certificate is desirable but not essential
- Commercial maritime background and/or previous port experience desirable
- Excellent communication skills
- Exceptional boat handling skills
- Good working knowledge of electronic navigational / chart systems
- Ability to work on own initiative and take control of situations effectively, efficiently and calmly
- Good computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Clean Driving Licence.
Salary on application
To apply download and complete application form and e-mail with a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details can be found in the following documents which can be downloaded:
Please see below for details about casual positions that are currently available.
CASUAL EMPLOYMENT - MARINE DEPARTMENT – ENGINEERS
Portland Harbour Authority operates a fleet of 3 harbour tugs.
Applications are invited from suitable personnel from a marine engineering 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 STCW III/I Marine Engineering EOOW qualification.
CASUAL EMPLOYMENT - MARINE DEPARTMENT – DECK CREW
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 Boatmasters Certificate, however all applications will be considered with regard to relevant positions on the Port’s vessels.
Those wishing to be considered for a place on the casual list should register by downloading the registration form then return by post to address on registration form or by e-mail to:
Police & Security Department
Applications are invited from suitable people to join the Harbour Authority’s casual roster for work within the Police and 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, which would be specifically suited to applicants who favour night working.
The role can be physically demanding, and applicants will have a degree of flexibility with regards to availability and working times.
Ideally the applicant should be in possession of a SIA Level 2 Qualification, however applicants with any relevant experience will be considered and training will also be given. 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 required.
Those wishing to be considered for a place on the casual list should register by downloading the below registration form and return to:
Proposed Portland Harbour Fishery Order application
Portland Harbour Authority have submitted an application to Defra for the Proposed Portland Harbour Fishery Order.
In this case it is for a several order which are granted for setting up or improving private shellfisheries and in this case will relate to crustaceans and molluscs. In securing the Order the harbour authority’s policy is one of “being supportive of improving the cultivation/ management of the fishery but in doing so it must be mindful of the activities of the harbour’s existing users and the environment.”
As background, an informal consultation commenced in September 2018 and documents were online to view until 14th March 2019. This included a drop-in session held in September 2018 to enable interested parties to find out more about our plans. The updated documentation was uploaded on the 14th March and has now been replaced with the formal application and supporting information (7th June). The application document has now been updated to take account of the latest feedback. It will potentially be of interest to all users of Portland Harbour Authority’s jurisdiction both inside and outside the breakwaters. This is in addition to the ongoing dialogue with our harbour consultative committee.
Defra are undertaking an internal consultation and will then be in touch so that arrangements can be made for the public consultation.
In the meantime the application and submission documents are available below.
- Draft Order
- Draft Management Plan
Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss further by email email@example.com or call 01305 824044.
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