Eyemouth Harbour Trust (EHT) are seeking three new trustees to expand the range of talent and capabilities of the board.
As a trust port, managed by a voluntary Board of Trustees with a wide range of skills and expertise, the Trust are looking for people who can bring a range of skills and insights to help Eyemouth Harbour develop and thrive. There are currently 9 trustees including Chair and Vice Chair.
The Board is required to have wide and relevant experience, and candidates will therefore be expected to have skills with current or recent experience in any one of the relevant areas including port and maritime safety, environmental management, civil engineering, finance, Scots law, and local community interests.
The ability to work well within a committee, to grasp and deal with complex issues and to express your views clearly in a respectful manner will be necessary. Residence within a reasonable distance of Eyemouth and familiarity with local issues is desirable. Appointments will be usually for a term of three years, with these starting in April 2024.
Trustees are not remunerated and would be required to attend monthly meetings (virtual attendance is acceptable although in person preferable) and otherwise be prepared to devote up to two days per month to the work of the Trust. Duties are similar to those of a company director and will include responsibility for the proper exercise of the statutory functions of the Board. Trustees play a vital role in our organisation, giving strategic direction, exercising good governance, as well as bringing valuable skills to specific projects. The role presents an opportunity to develop experience in a non-executive board level role in a dynamic and interesting environment.
For further information and an application pack, please contact;
Eyemouth Harbour Trust
Eyemouth, TD14 5SD
Tel: 018907 52494
Available Tuesday to Thursday – 9:00am to 3.30pm
Closing date for applications – noon on Tuesday 31st October 2023
Completed applications can be emailed or posted.
Please note interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in late November 2023, with appointments confirmed in December, and commencing in April 2024.
- Eyemouth Harbour is a trust port, managed by a board of trustees which is made up of members from within the local community. The purpose of the Trust is to maintain, preserve and improve Eyemouth Harbour for the benefit of stakeholders and the local community; whilst creating an important socio-economic legacy for the East Berwickshire area.
- As a trust port, EHT operates on broadly commercial lines, competing with private and local authority ports as well as other trust ports. The Trust is essentially a not-for-profit organisation, meaning that all revenue is ploughed back into facilities and services.
- The Trust was set up in 1797 by an Act of Parliament and was until recently governed by The Eyemouth Harbour Order 1882. The Harbour Revision Order 2021 modernised the Trust’s constitution is the Statutory Instrument which today governs the Trust.
- For further information on Eyemouth Harbour Trust, please visit our website eyemouth-harbour.co.uk
Cristina Florea – Administrator. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eyemouth Harbour Trust: Harbour Offices, Gunsgreen Basin, Eyemouth TD14 5SD
Tel: 018907 52494