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Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
£47,181.00 - £51,573.00 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week

Job Description

Lead, develop and manage an efficient and effective Harbours service in accordance with the Council’s values, objectives, targets and statutory obligations. This includes the following functions: The promotion, development, operation and maintenance of Buckie; Burghead; Cullen; Findochty; Hopeman; and Portknockie Harbours, dredger, pilot boat, pollution support and port safety.


Provide professional advice to the Council, Director, Head of Service and Transportation Manager to ensure the Council fulfils all statutory requirements and implements policies in respect of Harbour Master & Port Operations services.



Development and marketing

Manage marine operations

Harbours – meet the requirements of legislative, policy, guidelines and best practices

Budget control

Member of the Transportation Management Team (TMT) and other working groups Deputise for Transportation Manger


The Individual

Significant experience in a supervisory/management role

Significant experience in a marine environment.

Track record of service improvement and development in a harbour related environment.

Significant experience of leading and managing safety critical services which are regulated by external statutory bodies.

Experience of implementing and Managing Quality Management Systems in Safety Critical Areas Degree or equivalent.

Degree or Equivalent

Membership of the Nautical Institute or equivalent.

Experience in delivering strategic objectives across a range of service areas.

Knowledge of best practice in the field of implementing best value, including service planning, needs assessment, consultation, option appraisal, etc.

Knowledge of the principles of project management.

Excellent communication skills, with the ability to relate to a range of audiences. Knowledge of relevant legislation.

Effective management of budgets and resources.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various locations within and beyond Moray. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van

Proven leadership and influential ability.

Commercial approach.

Effective partnership working.

A strategic thinker, with the ability to effectively challenge the status quo.

Drive, vision, energy, initiative and decisiveness.

Personal motivation and ability to motivate others.

Professional approach.

Ability to work under pressure and deliver priorities.

Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.

Ability to work in a shared office/and or working from home.

Ability to work in different offices depending on the needs of the service.

Valid ENG1 medical.


Closing date:  14 May 2021
Starting salary £47,181
£25.03 per hour
36.25 hours per week

Proposed interview date - 2 & 3 June 2021

For further information contact Nicola Moss on




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