Appointments to Board

the Award

The appointments

Montrose Port Authority is seeking to make appointments of two non-executive members to its Board.

Individuals with an interest in public service are sought to fill vacancies arising upon the expiry of three-year terms of office of two current members.

Montrose is a Trust Port which differs from company or local authority owned ports by its constitution and powers. All port investments are funded from trading revenues supplemented by commercial borrowings.

The main duties of the Authority are to maintain, improve and develop the Port.

Appointments will be for three years initially with the possibility of reappointment at end of term.
The appointment is part-time, typically 1-2 days per month.
Modest remuneration is payable and travelling expenses will be reimbursed where appropriate.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

• that they have achieved results in demanding situations. These can be in a career or in unpaid (such as voluntary) work;
• that they have the ability to contribute effectively in group discussions involving a wide range of people, including specialists and professionals. This includes the intellectual ability to extract the essence of an argument from papers and to analyse problems and assess evidence impartially;
• that they have been able to earn the respect of colleagues and been influential as a member of a team working over a sustained period of time towards demanding goals;

Applicants should make clear the level and depth of management or specialist expertise (if any), and any other experience which demonstrates knowledge and interests relevant to this post e.g. management of harbours, financial management, laws relating to Scotland.

Residence within a reasonable distance of the port, and familiarity with local issues in the region surrounding the port, are highly desirable.

The Authority is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages a diverse range of applicants and to the principle of appointment on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process.

Further details and application forms can be obtained from:

Montrose Port Authority, South Quay, Ferryden, Montrose DD10 9SL or

Closing date for applications - Friday, 27th July 2018.