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Working at Dart Harbour

Dart Harbour’s staff team consist of full and part-time staff based at our Head Quarters and at Hoodown, our operational base, plus a team of Casual and Seasonal Workers.

Any vacancies will be posted here.

The Authority also has an annual recruitment round seeking suitably qualified applicants to join the Authorities Board.  

Any opportunities to join the board will be posted here.

Current Vacancies

Clerk to the Board

Date posted: 17.08.2020
Applications close: 15.11.2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and pragmatic Clerk to the Board. This role will provide administrative support as well as expert advice in relation to corporate governance to the Board, harnessing their knowledge to ensure that meetings are efficient and accurately recorded, and that the Board meets its statutory obligations.

We are looking for a methodical and organised individual who demonstrates confidentiality and discretion when required, and who will effectively manage information in accordance with data protection and legal requirements. With a proactive approach, the Clerk to the Board will facilitate and co-ordinate a successful induction process for new board members, as well as identify and co-ordinate training and succession planning for existing members.

The successful candidate will have an excellent track record in working well as a team, as well as individually using their own initiative, and will harness their knowledge of the legal framework in relation to the governance of harbours to their advantage. Due to the nature of the role, strong interpersonal skills, a flexible approach and a welcoming and professional attitude will be crucial to managing stakeholder relations.

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Board Members (2)

Date posted: 07.10.2020
Applications close: 03.11.2020


Located in South Devon, Dart Harbour is a Trust Port with a remit to operate in an open yet accountable way and to take into consideration the needs and wishes of Stakeholders in the Authority’s jurisdiction.

Dart Harbour is seeking two experienced and dedicated individuals to join the Board to determine the strategic priorities of the Port, to ensure that the executive has the resources and finances to fulfil their function and to provide valuable insight gained from their experience in a professional capacity.

As a Board Member, you will take advantage of your vision and drive to provide a constructive contribution to group strategic thinking, and will feel confident in challenging decisions where necessary, whilst providing well thought through resolutions and ideas, to support the organisation in progressing towards its objectives.

Skills and Experience Required

The range of Board Members encompasses a wide range of specific skill sets and Dart Harbour must ensure that all these skills are represented on the Board. For 2021, we are specifically seeking candidates with expertise in the fields of:

• Strong background in Business management, with a focus on the analysis and interpretation of financial information;

• Legal and Governance matters in relation to the operation of a Statutory Harbour Authority;

• Strong background in the Maritime industry with a working knowledge of the Port Marine Safety Code and Navigational/Port Safety Requirements

Additional Information:

These positions are unpaid voluntary public appointments and although not onerous will take between 3 and 5 days of time per month. Board meetings are usually held in Dartmouth but on occasion, in different locations up and down the river.

Application Method:

To apply, please submit a covering letter and a CV. If you would like more information, please contact Penny Johns ([email protected]).

The closing date for applications is 3rd November 2020.

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