16th August 2023

Wick Harbour Authority – Appointment of Board Members 2023

Closing Date for applications – Friday 8th September 2023 Close of Business Day

Due to completion of the term of two existing Board Members, Wick Harbour Authority is seeking applications from high quality individuals interested in being considered for Board membership. Each term of office will run from 1 November 2023 for three years.

The Board, as a whole, requires to have special knowledge, experience and ability in a broad and complementary range of matters as specified in the Wick Harbour 2005 Revision Orders which are relevant to the efficient and economic discharge of the Board of their functions.

The ability to work well within a committee, to grasp and deal with complex issues and to express your own views clearly will also be required. Residence within a reasonable distance (e.g. 50 miles) of the harbour and familiarity with local issues will also be desirable.

The appointments will be made on the basis of merit and aptitude in accordance with the Modern Trusts Ports for Scotland – Guidance for good governance. Board Members will be expected to attend meetings and otherwise devote one to two days per month to the work of the Board. Duties are similar to those of a company director and will include responsibility for the proper exercise of the statutory functions of the Board. No remuneration beyond necessary expenses will be provided.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate ability and a proven track record in their chosen profession or other activities and, to complement the existing range of expertise on the Board should ideally have professional or personal experience in one or more of the following areas:

• the trade and industry of the North-east of Scotland, preferably with knowledge of the freight or maritime transport sector; and/or
• knowledge and interest in the local and wider community and the economic and social context within which the Port operates

Wick Harbour Board is committed to equality of opportunity, encouraging a diverse range of application, and to the principle of appointments on the basis of with openness and transparency of process in accordance with the Guide to Good Governance for Trust Ports.

Go to www.wickharbour.co.uk/news-events for an application pack.

Alternatively, application packs can be collected from Wick Harbour Authority at its office located at Harbour Office, Wick, KW1 5HA or requested via email office@wickharbour.co.uk

Completed applications should be sent to : office@wickharbour.co.uk or to our postal address below:

FAO Board Secretary
Wick Harbour Authority Board
Wick Harbour Authority
Harbour Office
Wick KW1 5HA

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