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Appointment of Non-Executive Board Members

Mallaig Harbour Authority is seeking to make appointments of two non-executive members to its Board and individuals with an interest in public service are being sought.

Mallaig Harbour Authority is a Trust Port which differs from company or local authority owned ports by its constitution and powers.  All port investments are funded from trading revenues supplemented by commercial borrowings.

The main duties of the Authority are to maintain, improve and develop the Port.

The appointments will be for a period of three years with both appointments commencing in April 2019.  Posts will be part time, typically a few days per month.  A modest remuneration is payable.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • That they have achieved results in demanding situations and can demonstrate ability and a proven track record in their chosen profession (or other activities);
  • That they have the ability to contribute effectively in group discussions involving a wide range of people, including specialists and professionals.  This includes the intellectual ability to extract the essence of an argument from papers and to analyse problems and assess evidence impartially;
  • That they have been able to earn the respect of colleagues and been influential as a member of a team working over a sustained period of time towards demanding goals;

Applicants should make clear the level and depth of management or specialist expertise (if any), and of any other experience which demonstrate knowledge and interests relevant to this post e.g. management of harbours, financial management, human resources and industrial relations, laws relating to Scotland.

Residence within a reasonable distance of the port, and familiarity with local issues in the region surrounding the port, are highly desirable.

The Authority is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages a diverse range of applicants and to the principle of appointment on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process in accordance with the Guide To Good Governance for Trust Ports.

Further details and application forms can be obtained from:

Mallaig Harbour Authority, Harbour Office, Mallaig, Inverness-shire. PH41 4QB or

Closing date for applications – 2pm on Friday 5th April 2019

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