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While we adjust to the changes required by the COVID19 outbreak in the UK, we will be pausing the Advisory Body recruitment process.  Please bear with us and revised dates for nominations and interviews will be published in due course.  

The Littlehampton Harbour Board seeks nominations for its new stakeholder group – the ‘Littlehampton Harbour Advisory Body’.

As a Trust Port, Littlehampton Harbour has no shareholders. Instead we have a large and diverse number of stakeholders who have an interest in the Port and its future.

The new Advisory Body has been established as part of the Board’s commitment to improve relations with our stakeholders and ensure that all stakeholders and user groups are given an equal platform in which to voice their views for the betterment of Littlehampton Harbour.

In line with the Ports Good Governance Guidance, the new Advisory Body will comprise a wide range of stakeholders with an interest in the Harbour and will provide a forum for consultation on significant Board decisions.

Members of the Advisory Body will be required to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the user groups they represent and must have a mandate to speak on behalf of those groups, which have been identified as follows:

  • Emergency services, permanent search and rescue organisations and civil contingency partners
  • Seasonal safety staff
  • Representatives of the Precepting Authorities
  • Local community and/or business and enterprise groups
  • Environment groups
  • Local mooring providers
  • Youth Training Organisations
  • Commercial Fishermen
  • Passenger carrying operations
  • Larger commercial traffic
  • Harbour landowners
  • Leisure marine sailors and user groups

The Advisory Body shall meet a minimum of twice a year and shall promote positive and approachable attitudes amongst all users to create a better sense of community and understanding within Littlehampton Harbour.

Self-nominations are sought from individuals who feel they are able to meet the requirements set out in the role and person specification.  Nominations are also sought from key stakeholder organisations/user groups on behalf of suitable individuals.

Click here for the Role Description

Click here for the Person Specification

Click here for the Terms of Reference for the new Advisory Body

For further information on the role please contact the Clerk, Jen Brooker on

To apply for the role please provide a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification.

The closing date for applications is TBA Monday 20 April 2020.  Shortlisted applicants will be required to be available for interview on TBA Wednesday 29 April 2020. The interview panel will include Harbour Board and Officer representation and an Independent Member.