The Role

The Blyth Harbour Commission oversees the strategy and management of the Port and is seeking to appoint a non-executive board member (Commissioner) to play an active role in delivering future growth and prosperity for the benefit of stakeholders which include employees, commercial and leisure port users, the local community and wider regional economy. Applications are invited from candidates who can preferably demonstrate proven expertise and experience in any of the following areas:

  • Broad senior level of business management
  • Marine industry / sector involvement
  • Financial management
  • Current or previous non-executive roles

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of the region and Port of Blyth. Board meetings are held on a bimonthly basis with additional commitments to attend the Annual Public Meeting, subcommittee meetings (if applicable) and occasional other functions.

The position is for an initial 2-year term and is remunerated.

Port of Blyth

The Port of Blyth is the operating division of the Blyth Harbour Commission, a modern statutory Trust Port with a group turnover in excess of £30 million. The Port handles a wide variety of trades, but in particular is recognised as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy hubs. The group also includes Transped (international forwarding and logistics company) and Port Training Services (national port and industrial training provider). The Port has grown successfully over the last decade and has exciting plans for further expansion.

How to apply

Applications including a full CV should be submitted to Oran Robson, Finance Director & Secretary, by 5pm on Monday 31st July 2023.

By email:
By post: Commissioners House, Wensleydale Terrace, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3DY

For reference, the interview date is currently scheduled for Monday 4th September and will be confirmed to successful applicants closer to the time.

Closing — 04/08/2023