Pier Manager

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £25,483 - £26,907 per annum

Location: Canna, Isle of Canna, PH44 4RS

The Isle of Canna is one of a group of islands known as the Small Isles situated 19 miles off the coast of the nearest mainland port of Mallaig, Western Scotland. Canna Harbour is the only port owned and managed within the Trust portfolio and therefore there is a significant responsibility and accountability for the Trust to ensure the harbour is managed safely and efficiently.

Canna Harbour operates all year providing a vital link for the island community with the mainland. There is a regular ferry service provided by Caledonian MacBrayne which operates 6 times per week between March and October and 3 times per week in the winter months. In addition to the ferry service there are increasing numbers of other commercial and leisure vessels utilising the harbour facilities such as cruise ships, private yachts, RIBS and fishing vessels. The latest operational figures recorded show 13 international cruise ships (1063 passengers), 26 sailing boats (613 passengers), 69 small cruise ships (315 passengers) and tour operator RIBS of approximately 5000 passengers. Further marine traffic is evident from high season yacht moorings (up to 30 boats per night) and frequent fishing vessel berths (c. 50). Although commercial activity is a lesser part of the harbour operation it does however support the delivery of vital island life-line commodities such a food, utilities, equipment and island and contractor vehicles.

Application Deadline: Sunday 16/06/2024