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Job Description

Faststream is exclusively supporting Orkney Islands Council to recruit an Assistant Harbour Master to cover the stunning Orkney Islands based in the North coast of Scotland.

The Orkney Harbour Authority is responsible for the operations of 29 Piers and Harbours, supporting the local community across 13 inhabited islands, welcoming over 230 cruise vessels and more than 350,000 visitors a year.
In the role of Assistant Harbour Master, you will support the Deputy Harbour Master, Operations and Head of Marine Services by acting as operational support for all Marine Services including Ferry operations, port strategy matters, overall operational safety for the VTS, towage, launch boats, berthing, pilotage and Ship to Ship operations (amongst others).

The ideal Candidate will have:-
  • Masters OR Chief Mate Unlimited Certificate of Competency
  • Shore based experience desirable in a similar role or within marine operations
  • Financial acumen and ability to manage budgets
  • To be based in Scapa on the Orkney Isles
The successful candidate will have the opportunity  to experience a truly unique way of life with no two days in this role being the same. The area offers a quality of life unique to this stunning area of natural beauty. You will work across a diverse area or the Marine and Ports sector, from fishing boats, tanker delivery, SOV offshore renewables, cruise ships.