The Authority's staff members are a valuable asset with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Opportunities for training and education are taken when appropriate to ensure a high standard of health, safety and environmental compliance is maintained throughout all departments.

Current Vacancies

Appointment of Non-Executive Board Member

Closing Date: 12:00pm, Friday 31st May

Lerwick Harbour is the principal commercial port for Shetland and a key component in the Islands' economy.

The management, maintenance and regulatoin of the Port is the responsibility of the Board of Lerwick Port Authority, which is an independent trust authority, consisting of nine non-executive and two executive members.

We are seeking to fill a non-executive vacancy on the Board from candidates with appropriate skills and experience to enable the efficient and effective discharge of the Authority's statutory functions.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate ability and proven travk record in their chosen profession and, to complement the existing range of expertise on the Board, should have professional knowledge and relevant skills and experience at senior level in one or more of the following areas:

  • Management of harbours
  • Industrial, Commercial, or Financial Management
  • Project Management, or Economic Development
  • Safety Management and Environmental Matters

Applicants will be required to work with senior and professional staff, and an ability to grasp and deal with complex issues and express your own views clearly is important, as is experience of achieving results in a board environment.

The appointment will be for a term of three years, commencing 9 July 2024. Board members are expected to devote up to two days per month to the work of the Board and are remunerated by an attendace allowance per meeting attended.

For further information and an application pack, please contact:

Capt. Calum Grains, Chief Executive

Lerwick Port Authority, Albert Building, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LL

Tel: 01595 692991 Email:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 31 May 2024.

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