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Harbour Patroller (Temporary)

Salary:£28226-£32798 / Grade H

Service Unit:Net Zero and City Management

Closing Date:28/06/2022

Post Number:WATER1

Contract type: Temporary until 09/12/2022

Hours: Full time

Location: Buoy Store, Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth

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About you

You will possess an RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification and have previous experience of a marine based work environment.
You will have a good knowledge of health and safety issues and experience of dealing with the public in a firm but fair manner.
You must be available to work weekends and have the flexibility to adjust your hours dependant upon seasons and weather conditions (ie working longer days on a fine summer day and less on a stormy autumn day). 

About the role

To provide regular patrols of the Exe Estuary to deter unsafe or anti-social behaviour by issuing clear and firm advice.
To record details of accidents or near misses for investigation.
To monitor and report on the provision and maintenance of aids to navigation.
To understand and practice counter pollution (and similar emergency) plans and procedures.

About the team

A team of three Harbour Patrollers are led by the Harbour Master and work out of Exmouth.
The knowledgeable and experienced team contribute greatly to the building of strong relationships with user groups and other stakeholders by providing a reassuring presence on the water. 

What next?

If we sound like the right fit for you and you feel like the right fit for us we would welcome your application. Please click on the Apply button at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively if you would like to find out more about the post, the team or working with us at the Council please contact Grahame Forshaw, Harbour Master on 01392 223265 or via email at

Our commitment

At Exeter City Council we are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

To support this commitment we will strive to implement reasonable adjustments to support any members of our communities who face barriers in recruitment processes, irrespective of the reason.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

If you would like further information on this please contact our HR Team at

Exeter City Council is a Mindful Employer



When this content has been updated

Last updated 23 June 2022