Current Opportunities | Appointment Process

This web page has been created to advertise work available with Chichester Harbour Conservancy and its partners suitable for consultants and contractors. Consultants support the Conservancy by providing advice and guidance, or desk-based skills, like graphic design. Contractors also support the Conservancy with capital projects, like access improvements.

To comply with The Health and Safety at work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999, the Conservancy need to do the necessary checks on contractors to ensure they are taking reasonable care for their own safety, and for that of all other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

For a contractor to be considered for work, they must provide:

  • Evidence of Public Liability Insurance
  • A Health & Safety Policy
  • A Risk Assessment for the work they are bidding for
  • A Method Statement for the work they are bidding for

In addition, the Conservancy may also ask for:

  • An Environmental and Sustainability Policy
  • An Accident History List
  • References

The Conservancy may also check for any prohibition notices with the HSE.

There is lots of advice on the HSE website for Control of Contractors. Visit for further details.

If, for instance, your company does not yet have a Health & Safety Policy, we would encourage to use this as a prompt to prepare one since it is best practice.

Current Opportunities


In 2021 Natural England’s SSSI condition review (Natural England Research Report 090), found the overall condition of the Chichester Harbour SSSI designated features to be in “unfavourable decline”. The Return of the Tern project builds on the recommendations for conservation action made by Natural England in the SSSI condition review. One of the objectives of the Return of the Tern project is to seek to provide shingle recharge at appropriate sites in the harbour to enhance tern breeding habitat. Chichester Harbour Conservancy (“the Conservancy”) has reviewed potential sites in the harbour and is initially proposing shingle recharge work on Stakes Island.

Chichester Harbour Conservancy are inviting tender submissions from potential partners to undertake shingle recharge works on Stakes Island, Chichester Harbour.

Please see the Invitation to tender document for the brief, and the supporting Appendices:

Appendix 1- Stakes Island recharge area map

Appendix 2- Stakes Island work area map

Appendix 3- Stakes Island Existing Sections

The site is not accessible to the public and can only be accessed by boat; if you wish to visit the site prior to submitting your tender, please contact the Project Manager, Jessica Vagg (, to arrange. For any queries or questions related to the tender, please email both Jessica Vagg, Project Manager ( and Pete Hughes, Conservancy Ecologist (


The new submission deadline is 12pm on Thursday 30th June 2022.

Submissions must be sent in electronic format. Please send the completed Submission document saved as a PDF and all other supporting documents to:  Richard Craven, Director & Harbourmaster ( with the subject “Private and Confidential – Stakes Island tender submission”.

Appointment Process

For tenders, the Conservancy will score the responses received using the criteria as detailed on the specification. Unless there is an overriding concern, the consultant/contractor with the highest score will be offered the contract.