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Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners’ Advisory Board Vacancies

Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners’ Advisory Board Vacancies

Due to retirements and position changes, Newlyn Pier & Harbour Advisory Board (NPHAB), is seeking expressions of interest from applicants for up to three vacancies, in accordance with the 2010 Harbour Revision Order (HRO) and the Department of Transport’s Ports Good Governance Guide.

What is the purpose of the Advisory Board?

To provide advice to the Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners (NP&HC).

What does it do?

The Advisory Board has a duty, under the 2010 HRO, to advise the Commissioners on any matter, recommendation or representation that is made to the Advisory Board. The Commissioners have a duty, under the 2010 HRO, to consult the Advisory Board on all matters substantially affecting the Newlyn Harbour estate.

How does it do it?

The Advisory Board, appointed by the Commissioners, is a group of individuals with an interest in the operation and development of Newlyn Harbour. Through research and discussion, the Advisory Board considers stakeholder matters before collating and submitting them to NP&HC or the Harbour Master & CEO.

Newlyn Harbour is one of the largest fishing ports in England and is the gateway to some of the richest fishing grounds, a port of refuge, 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. NPHAB is therefore looking to recruit motivated and forward-thinking people to help progress NP&HC’s exciting plans for Newlyn Harbour’s future growth.

What are we looking for? 

We are looking for a broad range of skills from all walks of life so if you think you may not be suited, please think again.

Role requirements:

  • A voluntary appointment for up to three years
  • An interest in the operation and strategic direction of the Port
  • An interest and/or experience in fishing, commerce, finance and local community matters
  • Attendance at monthly meetings and occasional participation in working groups/sub-committees
  • Candidates will be required to provide input to Port policy and strategic planning, and at all times, must act for the overall good of Newlyn Harbour
  • An ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, ranging from MPs and local government officers to Newlyn residents and Harbour users.

Expressions of interest

Please send a covering letter and CV to recruitment@newlynharbour.com, to be received no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday 8th November 2023. Successful candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed during the week commencing Monday 20th November 2023 with interviews scheduled shortly thereafter. Please contact us with any questions via the email address above and we will endeavour to answer them.