Vacancy - Chief Executive


Shoreham Port is a highly commercial Trust Port on the South coast of England, steeped in history and firmly rooted at the heart of the community it serves. We aim to be the preferred south coast port for short-sea traffic, marine-related projects and landlord of an extensive commercial estate including specialist sites. The Port is a key local and regional economic driver, employing 120 staff directly, with 1,600 jobs across its footprint.


We have undergone significant growth in recent years and remain on track with the Port Masterplan which has many exciting projects in the pipeline. Last year, around 1,500 commercial shipping movements and over 2 million tonnes of cargo were handled. In addition, we have over 100 tenants in a variety of businesses, generating a combined turnover of c£14m.


We are looking for a Chief Executive who will continue to drive growth, change, innovation and improvement, whilst building and developing effective relationships with our highly valued customers and stakeholders.


As well as senior leadership experience, you need to have outstanding communication skills and be able to represent the Port at the highest levels across the maritime sector, influencing the national maritime landscape and helping to shape the wider supply chain.


Candidates will need to bring a collaborative leadership style, which is positive and upbeat, conducive to inspiring and motivating our staff to successfully deliver our mission and strategy.


Working at Shoreham Port, within the thriving ports sector offers an enticing career opportunity, where an entrepreneurial flair, commercial and financial acumen, inclusive leadership and superb communication skills are highly sought-after. 


If you consider you have the qualities, experience and vision that we are looking for, then we would very much like to hear from you. Full details of the role, including the job description and application form are on our website –

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