Deputy Harbour Master

Applications are invited from individuals with the relevant qualities, experience  & certification to fill the position of Deputy Harbour Master / Marine Pilot.

The Role:

The Deputy Harbour Master will deputise for and assist the Harbour Master in the administration and control of all marine operations of the Port of Blyth harbour undertakings, including the supervision of marine department staff, marine safety, pilotage, and dredging operations. To act as an authorised ships Pilot as required.

A valid STCW Certificate of Competency, previous vessel command, marine pilotage and / or comprehensive ship handling experience would be advantageous.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a probationary period as Trainee Marine Pilot, this period being subject to relevant experience and aptitude.

The applicant will be expected to demonstrate an enthusiastic and motivated approach to all aspects of their employment in return for a professionally rewarding career.


An attractive remuneration package (salary, pilotage bonus, performance related bonus, pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual leave etc.) is offered for the post which is expected to commence September 2024.

About Port of Blyth

Port of Blyth is the port operating division of Blyth Harbour Commission, an independent statutory trust established in 1882. It is one of the largest Trust Port’s in the UK handling cargo across four terminals based around the River Blyth.

Together with major logistics and training divisions, the Port group has a growing turnover exceeding £31 million, driven by growth across a variety of sectors but particularly offshore energy, with the Port is now recognised as a major strategic east coast base supporting the sector. Other trade handled includes containers, dry bulks (coal, aggregates, cement etc.) and marine fuels.

How to apply

Applications in writing by email with full CV (including details of current salary) to Stuart Balmer-Howieson (HR & Safety Manager):

Interviews expected to take place w/c 24th June and w/c 1st July

Closing — 21/06/2024