Appointment of Non- Executive Board Members

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Salary to be confirmed
14 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed term
Part Time

Aberdeen Harbour Board is Europe’s premier marine support centre for the oil and gas industry and the main commercial port serving North-East Scotland.

The harbour is also a lifeline ferry port and has shipping connections to around 40 countries world-wide. As a very successful business, the port witnesses high levels of activity and, with significant investment, continues to adapt to meet the changing needs of its customers.

In recent years, the continued increase in larger vessels wishing to use the port has resulted in a major expansion project to create Aberdeen South Harbour, at Nigg Bay, which is due for completion in 2020.

The multi-million pound investment in the port’s expansion will help sustain the commercial growth of the region and will ensure that Aberdeen remains a significant component in Scotland’s transport infrastructure.

The administration and the maintenance of the port is the responsibility of Aberdeen Harbour Board, which is an independent trust authority, consisting of nine non-executive and three executive members.

We are seeking application to fill three non-executive vacancies on the Board from candidates with a keen interest in the activities and business of the port.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate ability and proven track record in their chosen profession or other activities.

Commitment and experience can be as valuable as qualifications. Applicants will be required to work with senior and professional staff, and an ability to grasp complex issues quickly is important, as is experience of achieving results in a committee or board environment.

Aberdeen Harbour Board is committed to equality of opportunity, encouraging a diverse range of applicants, and to the principle of appointments on the basis of merit, and applying openness and transparency of process, in accordance with Transport Scotland’s Modern Trust Ports for Scotland – Guidance for Good Governance.

Appointments will be for an initial term of three years, commencing 1st January 2019. Board members are expected to devote up to two days per month to the work of the board and are remunerated.

For further information and an application form please contact: Jill Gall, PA to the Chief Executive Aberdeen Harbour Board, 16 Regent Quay, Aberdeen, AB11 5SS

Tel: 01224 597002 or

e-mail: or see

Closing date for applications 12.00 noon, Friday 5th October 2018

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