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Board of Commissioners Vacancies

Board of Commissioners Vacancies

Due to end-of-term retirements, Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners (NP&HC) is seeking expressions of interest from applicants to fill three positions on its Board of Commissioners, in accordance with Newlyn Pier and Harbour Orders 1906 to 2010, and the Port Marine Safety Code.

Newlyn Harbour is one of the largest fishing ports in England and is the gateway to some of the richest fishing grounds in Northern Europe, a port of refuge for vessels that fish the Southwest Approaches, and the last port of call before the Isles of Scilly.

NP&HC has an ambitious vision to support the fishing industry by improving infrastructure and upgrading facilities for both the catching and processing sectors, whilst nurturing a desire to diversify and incorporate marine renewables and other blue economy sectors in this ever-changing world.

NP&HC is therefore looking to recruit motivated and forward-thinking people to help deliver its ambitions and continue the Port’s sustained growth for the future.

With Newlyn being home to one of the largest fishing fleets within the UK, coupled with a total value of fish landed to the Port at circa £31m in 2021, NP&HC is keen to build on its present revenue streams whilst exploiting potential growth in all marine sectors. Could you help us to achieve this?

What are we looking for? 

As a Trust Port, NP&HC is looking for a broad range of skills from all walks of life so if you think you may not be suitable, please think again and apply.

The role:

  • Three-year voluntary appointment with expenses offered
  • Applicants are being sought with substantive experience of commercial fishing or commercial and financial contexts
  • Experience, skills and abilities in areas such as wholesale fish selling, water-related leisure interests, community engagement, administration, local government, environmental matters and port management are desirable, but not essential
  • Successful candidates will be required to attend monthly meetings and to occasionally participate in working groups/sub-committees, or represent NP&HC at national membership functions
  • Candidates will be required to provide input to Port policy and strategic planning, and, at all times, must act for the overall benefit of NP&HC
  • Candidates must also be proficient at liaising with stakeholders, ranging from MPs and local government officers to Newlyn residents and harbour users
  • Applicants that are able to commit to in-person attendance are preferred, however those in national locations will be considered. 

Expressions of interest

Please send a covering letter and CV to recruitment@newlynharbour.com

Successful candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed during week commencing 10th April 2023 with interviews scheduled shortly thereafter. If you have any questions, please submit them to the email address above and we will endeavour to answer them.