Head Office, 17-27 Queen's Square
17-27 Queen's Square
North Yorkshire

Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 16th August 2019

A vacancy has arisen for a Vessel Traffic Services Manager in the VTS Centre based at the Harbour Office, Middlesbrough.

The VTS Manager is responsible for managing and co-ordinating the activates of the VTS centre on behalf of the VTS Authority. This includes managing the VTS operations to ensure that current rules, regulations and legislation are followed, developing, maintaining and reviewing the management standards, ensuring all VTS Operators are trained and qualified to VTS Authority standard and in compliance with our safety and quality management systems. The role will plan, maintain and develop emergency procedures and will record and prepare evidence in response to an incident or accident within the VTS area of responsibility/jurisdiction.

Day-to-day the VTS Manager will be responsible for maintaining and developing the safety culture, handling enquiries from vessel agents, ensuring an effective public relations and information service, managing financial, technical and Human Resources issues such as maintenance of shift rotas, conducting appraisals, undertaking annual assessments, the maintenance of the VTS software systems, equipment and hardware and co-ordinating CPD and mentoring activities for Harbour Office staff including the VTSO development pathway.

The Candidate

The candidate will need to demonstrate that they are able to motivate and manage effectively, with proven and effective interpersonal skills.

A full understanding of the VTS functions and the tasks performed by the VTS operators is essential, as is an in depth knowledge of the needs, requirements and expectations of stakeholders and vessels using the VTS.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and general IT skills, be able to work accurately under pressure and effectively as part of a small team.

Candidates should have a VTS Operator, supervisor and OJT qualification.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a detailed C.V. outlining relevant skills and experience to:

Group HR Department, PD Ports, 17-27 Queens Square, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS2 1AH       

Via email: hradmin@pdports.co.uk

Closing date: 16th August 2019


Award Winning

PD Ports awarded Gold Status from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its commitment to health and safety excellence for the third consecutive year.

PD Ports - RoSPA Award Winner 2023