09 November 2020
Description :

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Shoreham Port for a full time pilot. Working as part of a close knit team on a self-rostered, tidal basis, the successful candidate will pilot the wide variety of vessels visiting the port; liaising with ships’ masters, agents and stakeholders and programming commercial ship movements, whilst overseeing navigational safety. Applicants should hold a Masters or Chief Mates certificate of competency and a valid ENG 1 medical certificate and preferably have some experience of handling coastal vessels. A comprehensive training programme is in place.

Main duties, tasks and responsibilities

  • Carryout acts of pilotage.
  • Plan and efficiently schedule commercial ship movements on the current and forthcoming tides.
  • Oversee marine & navigational safety during the commercial tide.
  • To attend Shoreham Harbour Radio to set the vessel movement board for the forthcoming tide.
  • To deal with any Pilotage and other port matters arising.
  • All Marine duties / tasks as directed by the Harbour Master.

Main duties, tasks and responsibilities as Stand-by Pilot:

  • To assist the Duty Pilot to meet the pilotage demands.

Key Skills

  • Class 1 or Class 2/II Certificate of Competency or equivalent.
  • Understand and safely demonstrate manoeuvring characteristics of the wide range of visiting vessels.
  • Local knowledge of Shoreham Ports Pilotage Area and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Port Marine Safety Code.
  • Proactively contribute to the development of departmental policy and procedures.
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident with the use of techology
  • Sound judgement and effective decision making.
  • Ability to manage risk and safety in marine operations.
  • Ability to lead and act with authority when required.
  • Ensuring compliance with all statutory duties as defined in the relevant legislation.
  • Teamwork, including bridge teamwork with a wide variety of visiting ships’ masters.

Application Method

Please review the job description and download an application form below:

Job Description

Application Form

Closing date:  Friday 2nd December, with interviews taking place on Monday 7th December 2020.

Please Note: Applicants should be aware the Port has a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol and a random programme of testing is operated throughout.

Package :


Apply by : 02 December 2020