Wick Harbour Authority Seeks New Board Member

Wick Harbour Authority are looking to appoint a new Board Member.


Applications are invited from high quality individuals interested in joining Wick Harbour Authority Board.  The term of office will commence upon appointment and run until 31 October 2024.

The Board, as a whole, requires to have special knowledge, experience and ability in a broad and complementary range of matters as specified in the Wick Harbour 2005 Revision Orders which are relevant to the efficient and economic discharge of the Board of their functions.

The ability to work well within a committee, to grasp and deal with complex issues and to express your own views clearly will also be required. Residence within a reasonable distance (e.g. 50 miles) of the harbour and familiarity with local issues will also be desirable.

The appointments will be made on the basis of merit and aptitude in accordance with the Modern Trusts Ports for Scotland – Guidance for good governance. Board Members will be expected to attend meetings and otherwise devote one to two days per month to the work of the Board. Duties are similar to those of a company director and will include responsibility for the proper exercise of the statutory functions of the Board. No remuneration beyond necessary expenses will be provided.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate ability and a proven track record in their chosen profession or other activities and, to complement the existing range of expertise on the Board should ideally have professional or personal experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • the trade and industry of the North-east of Scotland, preferably with knowledge of the freight or maritime transport sector; and/or
  • knowledge and interest in the local and wider community and the economic and social context within which the Port operates.

Wick Harbour Board is committed to equality of opportunity, encouraging a diverse range of application, and to the principle of appointments on the basis of merit with openness and transparency of process in accordance with the Guide to Good Governance for Trust Ports.

The Application Pack may be downloaded here or alternatively,  can be collected from Wick Harbour Authority at its office located at Harbour Office, Wick, KW1 5HA or requested via email office@wickharbour.co.uk


Duties of Members 2023

Board Applicant privacy notice 2023

Declaration of Interests Form 2023

Job Description and Information for Prospective Board Members 2023

Application Form 2023


Completed applications should be sent to:   office@wickharbour.co.uk or to our postal address below.


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Wick Harbour Authority Board

Wick Harbour Authority

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