Harbour Commissioner Recruitment

29 Sep 2022

Appointment to the Board of Commissioners

The Appointment

Teignmouth Harbour Commission (THC) operates a trust port and are responsible for the management of the Harbour, with a general duty to conserve, regulate and improve the Port and Harbour. In accordance with the provisions of the Teignmouth Harbour Revision Order 2003, 2 seats on the Board of Commissioners are scheduled for appointment for a period of 3 years, commencing on 1st January 2023. Accordingly, THC are looking for high calibre individuals with an interest in public services, and welcome applications from persons who consider they meet the requirements.

The Requirement

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate ability and a proven track record in their chosen profession, or other activities relevant to the current vacancy. Residence within a reasonable distance (i.e. 50 miles) and familiarity with local issues relating to the Harbour/Port of Teignmouth and the surrounding region are highly desirable. In order to ensure that the Board has an appropriate balance of skills, THC are ideally looking for individuals with experience in one or more of the following categories in order of preference/need:

  • Finance and administration
  • Maritime and commercial activity
  • Environmental matters
  • Management of harbours and ports Industry


The Commission holds six General Meetings a year, normally the first Thursday of every other month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov). Additionally, ad hoc meetings are held from time to time with a variety of Stakeholder Groups, and Commissioners are encouraged to attend as many of these as possible. An annual total commitment of around 10-12 days or so is thus envisaged. Commissioners will also be required to attend training seminars as considered appropriate by the Chair. Appointments are unpaid and made for a three year term, subject to regular attendance.  THC are committed to the principles of public appointment on the basis of merit, aptitude, personal integrity, objectivity and honesty. THC are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from suitably qualified persons, regardless of their sex, race, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

If you are interested in being considered for these appointments, please contact the office for an application pack by calling 01626 773165 or email THC@Teignmouthharbour.com and an application pack will be emailed. All applications forms must be returned no later than 4pm on Monday 31st October 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in December.

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