Marine business network seeks Executive Manager

Gosport Marine Scene (GMS) was formed in 2013 to advance the marine business sector and employment in Gosport. Following successful development work and maritime events, the network is expanding to embrace the sector across the whole of Portsmouth Harbour in collaboration with Gosport, Portsmouth and Hampshire councils and other partners. It will be renamed to reflect its wider role.

GMS is a non-profit company and until now has been run entirely by volunteers, on whom it will continue to rely for delivery. It has secured funding to appoint an Executive Manager, initially for two days a week, with the expectation that the role will expand as funds become available.

The role entails work with marine businesses, education bodies and non-profit organisations to:

The Executive Manager will report to the Board of GMS through the chair, and is responsible for ensuring smooth administration of the network and the achievement of agreed performance objectives.

Remuneration and employment terms appropriate to experience and qualifications.

For more details of the person specification and job description, see below.

Application is by letter and current CV, demonstrating how your experience and qualities fit you for this role. Please send your application by 27th July 2018 to:

The Secretary, Gosport Marine Scene, Haslar Marina, Haslar Road, Gosport PO12 1NU

or by e-mail to: [email protected]




 Experience and qualities

The successful candidate will:


 Overall purpose

The Executive Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of Gosport Marine Scene (GMS), for assisting the Board in its strategic purposes, and implementing its plans.


The Executive Manager is responsible to the Board through the Chair, who will be responsible for an annual appraisal.

Principal responsibilities

Initial objectives

The Executive Manager will be expected to participate in setting medium term objectives for the network by the end of the first year in the role. The initial objectives are:

Specific tasks