Service Unit:Exeter Port Authority
Post Title: External Harbour Board Member (6x vacancies)
Exeter City Council is the Port Authority for the Exe Estuary, some non-tidal sections of the River Exe and the Exeter Ship Canal. This stretches from Blackaller Weir (in Bonhay Road, Exeter) to a safe water mark a mile off the Exmouth beach.
We are in the process of forming a Harbour Board to sit within the existing committee structure of Exeter City Council. The Board will consist of six internal appointments (Exeter City Council Members) and six external representatives. The Board will report directly to the Council Executive.
The Harbour Board is responsible for the management of the Port of Exeter and will meet at least every three months. The Board’s duties include preparing an annual business plan for the service, monitoring compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code and consulting harbour users and other stakeholders.
Board members use their skills and experience for the long-term benefit of the Port and must be committed to working in its best interests rather than for any particular stakeholder group.
Harbour Board membership is voluntary and undertaken on an expenses only basis.
External applicants should, ideally, be familiar with the workings of a harbour and its operational environment. It is highly desirable that they either have a Master Mariner qualification (or equivalent) or qualifications in administration and/or financial management. They should also have a broad experience in two or more of the following fields:
- Management of harbours
- Business development
- Recreational boating
- Commercial operations
- The local community and community development
- Health & safety
- Tourism and leisure
- Marine archaeology and heritage
- Environmental management
Interested applicants with the relevant background should provide a written submission, evidencing their suitability for the role, to email@example.com by Monday 1 March 2021.
For an informal chat about the role please ring Steve Carnell, Engineering, Waterways and Parking Service Manager on 01392 265119
Exeter City Council is an equal opportunities employer and encourages employees to work flexibly in a way that not only meets their work responsibilities, but also suits individual lifestyle choices and home commitments.