Harbour Master (FIF07549)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Work Pattern: Monday to Friday 12:48 - 21:00

Interview Date: Week Commencing 24 July 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link

You will provide a harbour control, inspect and report defects of harbour facilities, maintain cleanliness around the harbour, collect harbour dues and provide a record keeping service.


Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


A full EU driving licence and access to own car is essential A Marine Operators Certificate of Competence, good literacy and numerical skills, I. T. skills and good customer care skills are desirable.

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Harbour control, inspection and reporting defects of harbour facilities, maintaining cleanliness around the harbour, collection of harbour dues and record keeping. Responsibilities will include:

Supervise and direct berthing of vessels. Supervise and control the use of electricity and water supply. Inspect all navigation and leading lights, and test as required. Report on any replacements or repairs necessary to maintain correct operations. Inspect piers, lifesaving equipment and ladders etc and report any defects. Prevent use/access if dangerous. Ensure harbour users remove surplus and useless nets, ropes, chains and other fishing gear to maintain tidy piers with clear safe access. Report any difficulties with users not co-operating. Ensure high standards of Health and Safety are maintained on the harbour premises. Collect harbour dues and issue electricity cards as required. Complete occasional cash returns and bank deposit counterfoils and send in to Fife House. Provide a well turned out, approachable and courteous service to harbour users and members of the public using harbour premises. The duties include pressure washing the fishmarket and travel to/from Pittenweem to Crail as required. Any other tasks within the general scope of the post that may be required.

The job profile indicates the main responsibilities of the post and is not an exhaustive statement. It will be subject to review and may be amended from time to time.

The Individual

A courteous manner is required when dealing with members of the public.

A well turned-out appearance is essential and a uniform and protective clothing will be provided which must be worn.

Good mobility, health and fitness are essential. The job will involve negotiating harbour ladders, etc and working in all weather conditions.


In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

Take ownership Focus on customers Work together Embrace technology & information Deliver results

For Further Information, Please Contact: Ross Speirs on 03451 555 555 Ext: 444390 or Email: ross.speirs@fife.gov.uk

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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