Staff positions

The closing date, 31 March 2020, for the Pilot Services Manager and Assistant Harbour Master vacancy has now passed.

Shortlisting for interviews has been postponed  due to the COVID 19 situation. The situation will be reviewed as the situation changes.

Pilot Boat Deck hand

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated deckhand to join our Falmouth Pilot Services team. For Job advert click here.

The main duties of the role are acting as a crew member on the pilot boat and assisting with the safe embarkation, carriage and disembarkation of pilots.  In addition the post holder will be required to undertake boat maintenance activities and tasks related to the administration and recording of pilotage. For a full job description click here.

The successful candidate is required to have a qualification to operate marine craft to at least RYA power boat level 2 and will be able to provide evidence of at least 2 years relevant experience in the marine industry. Please click here for an application form.

Skills in using a computer are essential; experience in data entry would be advantageous.

This post requires shift working to provide a pilot boat service on a 24 hour basis throughout the year.

Applicants will be required to pass a relevant medical

The Salary scale is £23,679 to £28,979 which includes a shift allowance. Full training will be given.

  • Contact: Duncan Paul

General Manager – Falmouth Pilot Services


Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

44 Arwenack Street

Falmouth TR11 3JQ

01326 213537


Closing date for applications:      28 August 2020

Interview date:                                  09 September 2020


Commissioners and Committees

We are not currently recruiting.

Work experience

We do offer work experience placements for secondary school children interested in developing a career in the marine sector within an area relevant to our activities. We have limited resources so to ensure you get the most out of your work experience placement we select candidates based on their areas interest and what we think we can offer in this respect.

In order to learn more about you to ensure that we can offer you a suitable placement we ask for the following from you:

A letter / e mail plus CV applying for the work experience placement. The sort of things we would like to see addressed are as follows:

  • Why you wish to complete your work experience at Falmouth Harbour Commissioners in particular including what you think you would gain from a placement with us;
  • What your current interests and goals are both personally and career wise;
  • What you feel you can bring to Falmouth Harbour Commissioners.

Our contact details are or you can write to us at: Harbour Master, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, 44 Arwenack Street, Falmouth. TR11 3JQ

The purpose of the above exercise is to understand where your interests lie and ensure that we can offer you a fulfilling work experience placement. We also hope the process of applying for the work placement provides experience of applying for future positions to aid in your future aspirations.

After receiving your CV and letter / e mail we will review them. If we think we can provide you with an appropriate placement we will invite you for a short interview.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you have. We very much look forward to hearing from you.