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Appointment of Sandwich Port and Haven Commissioners

We are seeking to appoint four high calibre individuals with an interest in public service to fill four vacancies on the Sandwich Port and Haven Commission.

The role of Sandwich Port and Haven Commissioner is an honorary position and is usually held for a period of 3 years.  The individuals appointed will serve until 20 February 2025 and be expected to attend four daytime meetings of the Commission annually.

Trust ports differ from company or local authority-owned ports by their constitution and powers.  All port activities are funded from within revenue, supplemented in some cases by commercial borrowing up to prescribed limits.  The Sandwich Port and Haven Commission’s remit is to manage, maintain and improve the Port of Sandwich.  Members of the Commission have a range of local or specialist interests and are typically also members of local authorities, port-users or involved in shipping or other stakeholder groups.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in their chosen profession or other activities, such as community work.  Formal qualifications are not essential, but applicants will need to demonstrate that they have the relevant experience and a genuine interest in the Port, be it from a commercial, employment, recreational or conservational perspective. Familiarity with issues affecting Sandwich and the surrounding region is highly desirable, as is an interest in nature conservation.

Dover District Council is committed to attracting and recruiting people who are best suited to meet the requirements of our vacancies without regard to race, ethnic origins, colour, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, religion or belief (or lack of), gender or marital status.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment as a Sandwich Port and Haven Commissioner, please contact Miss Kate Batty-Smith at Dover District Council by e-mail at kate.batty-smith@dover.gov.uk or write to:

Miss Kate Batty-Smith
Democratic Services
Dover District Council
White Cliffs Business Park
Kent CT16 3PJ

Closing date for correspondence: 7 January 2022

Closing date for applications: 17 January 2022