Salary on appointment £40,695 inclusive of shift allowance rising to £44,233 per annum, inclusive of allowances on completion of training, plus regular overtime working is available.
London VTS is responsible for the safe and efficient navigation of a diverse range of commercial and leisure vessels in the Thames Estuary and lower reaches of the river covering an area of approximately 600 square miles.
As VTS Officer in the Port of London Authority (PLA), you will be required to operate the latest state of the art surveillance and communications equipment and manage the navigational safety of the world’s largest ships down to the smallest recreational craft as well as protecting one of the most iconic and historical waterways. You will deal with the general public, berth operators and emergency services as well as communicating extensively with senior management, marine pilots, the harbour patrol service and other internal Port of London Authority departments.
The successful candidate will be required to obtain a V-103/1 VTS Operator Certificate and local knowledge endorsement for which a competitive training salary of £40,695 is offered. Marine qualifications such as STCW or relevant professional qualifications in a comparable industry such as Air Traffic Control would be advantageous but is not essential.
This is a highly rewarding role in one of the UK’s premier ports, an industry leading organisation which provides attractive benefits including career progression into supervisory and Harbour Master roles.
The job is based at the purpose-built Thames Barrier Navigation Control Centre, directly overlooking the Thames Barrier in Woolwich.
The PLA is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames from the outer estuary to Teddington. As part of our duties under the Port Marine Safety Code, we manage and maintain the port’s navigational safety management system.
For an informal chat about the role please contact Simon Phillips, Harbour Master (SMS & VTS) on 01474 562 211 or Kyle Simpson-Purkiss, VTS Operations Manager on 01474 562 249.
Closing date for applications is Friday 28th February 2020. Interviews to take place week commencing the 16th March 2020.
Please Note CV’s will not be accepted without a completed application form and job reference – Jobs in Maritime/JIM
The application form can sent electronically via email or posted using the address below:
Please also see the Guidance Notes for Applicants PDF. and if you have any queries about the above documents, please contact the HR department on 01474 562200.
Human Resources Department
Port of London Authority
Royal Pier Road
Gravesend DA12 2BG Tel: +44 (0)1474 562 292 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been brought to our attention that job offers have been made in the PLA’s name and requesting payment to process applications. The PLA never makes offers of employment in this way and will never ask for payment as part of the recruitment process. Candidates will only be contacted if they have applied via the proper channels.