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cowesharbourcommissionCowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has two Commissioners reaching the end of their second term of office this May, and consequently a recruitment process is underway to seek replacements.

Cowes Harbour is a Trust Port and the statutory harbour authority for Cowes Harbour. CHC also provides moorings and marine services on a competitive commercial basis. The Commission is managed by an independent board of nine Commissioners and a Harbour Master/Chief Executive Officer. The staggered appointment procedures set out in the constitution to ensure continuity, lead to the Commission seeking applications for two appointments as Harbour Commissioner.

Cowes Harbour and the River Medina are currently in an exciting and challenging phase of their development and as a Commissioner you will play an important part in shaping the future of the harbour and services. The Commission considers the continued successful management of the harbour is fundamental to the future prosperity of Cowes and the Island.

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The Commission wishes to attract applications from candidates with enthusiasm, relevant experience and expertise who can add ‘real value’ to the current Board.

The following skills and experience have been identified as being beneficial to the current Board but should not be prescriptive: Safety / Security &  Marketing.

Commissioners are appointed for a term of three years; the position is voluntary, however, reasonable expenses will be covered.

If you are interested in being considered for the position further details can be obtained from: Captain Stuart McIntosh, Harbour Master/Chief Executive, Cowes Harbour Commission Harbour Office, Town Quay, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AS. For more information, email: [email protected] or visit: www.cowesharbourcommission.co.uk. The closing date for applications is Monday, 24th March, 2014.

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