Would you like to work for a unique organisation?

Chichester Harbour Conservancy is the only Statutory Harbour Authority with responsibility for an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Chichester Harbour is a landscape of national and international importance. We employ around 25 permanent staff, with a similar number of people on casual or seasonal contracts. In 2019, we adopted the tagline ‘Enjoying, Protecting, Enhancing’ to reflect the breadth of our work, in addition to these Culture and Values statements:

  • We are passionate about Chichester Harbour and committed to achieving our goals
  • We strive to use resources in the most sustainable way we can
  • We respect and care for our staff, volunteers, partnerships, the environment and wildlife
  • We are knowledgeable but always learning, and we collaborate with others and share our expertise

If this sounds like an organisation that you would like to work for, then keep an eye on this page for the current vacancy list.

Current Vacancies

Solar Heritage Skippers

Solar Heritage is a unique vessel offering visitor trips in Chichester Harbour.  She is a virtually silent, solar-powered catamaran that seats up to 50 passengers, allowing them to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We are recruiting skippers to join our bank of staff operating either from Itchenor or Emsworth.  Trips take place regularly throughout the year but with the majority during the spring, summer and autumn months.

Skippers are required to have a Boatmaster licence for category B and C waters or higher.

We offer regular work and good rates of pay and are always looking to add to our regular bank of staff, so if you would like to know more, please download the job description and person specification and contact Adrian Karn – Deputy Harbour Master on 01243 512301.

Work Experience

Work experience placement for 2022 are now full.

We are no longer able to take any applications for this academic year September 2021 – August 2022 or Autumn 2022.  Applications for 2023 are welcome and applicants will be chosen in a ballot at the start of March 2023.

We run a Youth Rangers scheme for young people, with regular work parties in the Harbour.

Please see Ticket Source for information on volunteer work parties and sessions for young people.