Head of Tor Bay Harbour Authority and Tor Bay Harbour Master

Salary between £57,341 and £61, 004 pa

Plus a Competitive Salary Pension Scheme

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone with the right level of vision, drive and leadership to join Torbay Council and oversee the delivery of a successful and well-established municipal harbour.

Tor Bay Harbour is situated on the stunning south coast of Devon and sits within the jewel that is the English Riviera. Not only is Torbay a major holiday destination as one of the UK’s premier coastal resorts, but we also have a UNESCO Global Geopark. The Tor Bay Harbour area occupies 16 square miles of open sea and has 22 miles of extraordinary coastline. It includes three enclosed harbours and provides a sheltered anchorage for shipping which has been widely used during the pandemic drawing visitors just to see the cruise ships at anchor. The Bay is also a venue for a wide range of maritime events, including various national and international championships.

The right candidate will be responsible for the overall management, direction and leadership of the Harbour Authority and will need to use their expansive maritime and leadership knowledge to influence and shape the services provided.  As a senior officer within the local authority, you will manage and lead the statutory harbour function of Tor Bay Harbour, as required by Torbay Council. The Harbour Authority manages the enclosed harbours of Brixham, Torquay and Paignton, who within their own right host fishing, leisure and small commercial vessels, including seasonal passenger craft. Brixham is a significant fishing port, and the Bay provides a safe anchorage for shipping, as well as attracting cruise ships with passengers landed by tender in Torquay. Quays, piers and breakwaters can be found located around all three enclosed harbours, together with a range of assets that make up the relevant land-based harbour estates.

The service also includes all aspects of beach management and has an exceptional team who maintain the current Blue Flag status that some of our beaches are proud to display.

Torbay Council is looking for someone who has experience of management in ports and harbours at a senior level, knowledge of legislation relevant to ports and harbours, an appropriate marine related qualification, along with the ability to lead, motivate and develop staff at all levels. There is also the requirement that you have the ability to act as a stand-by pilot, although this is desirable and not essential.

Does this excite you?  Are you up for the challenge and do you feel you have the skills to be the leader and service lead that the Harbour Authority deserves?

If you are interested and wish to apply, please go to: Find and apply for a job – Torbay Council

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