Deputy Harbour Master

Circa £32,000 dependent on qualifications and experience
11 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
Maria Connelly
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB TITLE: Deputy Harbour Master

SALARY: Circa £32,000 dependent on qualifications and experience

WORKING HOURS: Full time 37 hours per week

We are currently working on behalf of the Best Kept Secret on the South Coast  -Littlehampton Harbour! Littlehampton is a small but busy port that caters for active yachting, sport fishing and commercial fishing as well as larger commercial traffic.

Littlehampton Harbour Board is seeking a suitably qualified candidate for the position of Deputy Harbour Master. As a key member of the port’s management team, you will be responsible for the management of all marine and associated technical services and assisting the Harbour Master in the day to day running of the Port.

Key Responsibilities:-                   
  • To lead on all marine operations involving LHB vessels undertaking Pilotage operations, patrol duties, buoy work, towage or any other workboat activity
  • To coordinate the activities of the Duty Officer in the management of navigation within the harbour. To ensure the enforcement of the General Directions, regulation of harbour traffic and safe discharge of harbour operations
  • To ensure the safety of navigation, marking and/or removal obstructions and other matters as required by the Harbour Master
  • To plan the routine maintenance programme of all navigation marks, maintained berths/moorings and vessels; oversee the Marine Operations staff in the execution of this plan, monitor progress and keep records
  • To oversee and task the Marine Operations staff in the discharge of their duties
  • To be on the Duty Harbour Master roster one week in two
  • To keep detailed records of all harbour users, moorings in the harbour, enforce the terms of the statutory licences and to take action to deal with illegally laid or occupied moorings
  • Liaise with the Board’s appointed legal adviser, in conjunction with the Patrol staff, in pursuing non-payment of mooring fees and other charges
The successful applicant will preferably be certificated to STCW 95 (II/1) or hold a Harbour Master’s qualification or equivalent, possess good leadership and communication skills, and be able to work on a shift pattern which requires weekend working during the summer season and some night working to provide necessary evening patrols and pilotage duties.

Does this sound like you? If yes then please hit the apply now button.

You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps.


LOCATION: Littlehampton

JOB TITLE: Deputy Harbour Master