Harbour master role advertised with £70k-plus annual salary

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GUERNSEY’S new harbour master could be paid almost £80,000.

Yachts in the Victoria Marina, St Peter Port Harbour. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 20927277)

The formal job advert has been posted online, stating the individual must be a born leader who is able to motivate a team.

‘This is a great opportunity for someone with solid command experience to identify and shape the service, challenging the status quo in the related function to achieve value-adding improvements and change,’ the advert states.

‘We are looking for an experienced harbour master with proven ability who can provide professional advice and leadership to the team at Guernsey Harbours.’

Current harbour master Captain Chad Murray has held the post for four years, but last month handed in his resignation.

He will leave in May.

The new post holder will look forward to an annual wage of between £70,865 and £79,907 a year.

They will be responsible for all port operations in St Peter Port and St Sampson’s harbours, which are open 24 hours a day. They must also lead the Registry of British Ships and be accountable for compliance and service delivery.

‘Key to this role will be to take a strategic and operational lead, where you will have responsibility for managing all maritime-related interests and maritime safety, including hydrography, navigational aids, accident investigation, pilotage services, compliance with international conventions and legislation as well as the provision of a coastguard service for the Bailiwick of Guernsey as a whole,’ the advert states.


‘With this in mind, you should hold a Class 1 Certificate of Competency as a Master Mariner or a recognised harbour master qualification and relevant port management experience.’

Applicants must already have a valid right to work document. They must also submit to an enhanced records check.

The closing date for applications is 21 March.

Juliet Pouteaux

By Juliet Pouteaux
News reporter


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