Oban Bay Harbour Manager

Caledonian MacBrayne LTD

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37.5 hours per week  Oban
CalMac Ferries Limited is a member of a Harbour Management Group which comprises Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd, Argyll & Bute Council, CalMac Ferries Limited and the Northern Lighthouse Board. Amongst its many objectives aimed at improving navigational safety in the area the Group is working towards the establishment of a Statutory Harbour Authority for the whole of Oban Bay, which with around 13,000 large vessel movements per annum, is one of the busiest port locations in the UK which has no single body in overall control. Oban Harbour is the main transport hub on the West Coast of Scotland for lifeline ferry operations, as well as attracting a large number of other commercial and leisure users, including cruise vessels, small ships, yachts, kayaks etc. A number of fishing vessels are also based in Oban.

A Harbour Manager is required to continue to project manage a number of safety initiatives already underway and ensuring the ongoing safe operation of the Harbour, in active collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders, with differing interests. It is anticipated that following the delivery of a Statutory Authority, the Harbour Manager will be required to formally assume overall responsibility for the management of the Harbour, to undertake and regulate marine operations and traf? c in a way that safeguards the users, the public, the environment and the harbour infrastructure.

Candidates, most probably having a marine background, will require to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relevant legislation and guidance, including The Port Marine Safety Code, and the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. As the role involves engaging with a wide range of differing stakeholders, strong practical, interpersonal and communication skills, and previous experience in project management are essential. The position is based within Oban Ferry Terminal.

Please apply above no late than 11th December 2016.

CalMac Ferries Limited is an equal opportunities employer.

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