Harwich Haven is a major trade gateway, which has been fuelling the UK’s economy since 1863. With five port facilities operating in the Haven area, their marine services operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


As one of the UK’s five major trust ports, Harwich Haven Authority does not have shareholders, meaning all operating surpluses are reinvested back into the organisation for the benefit of all their stakeholders, which include: employees, customers, local residents, businesses, local community groups and local and national Government agencies.

 We’re thrilled to be partnered with Harwich Haven Authority in their search for an ESG Director to spearhead the organisation’s ESG agenda both internally and externally and embed sustainability into all aspects of its operations.

Some of the roles responsibilities:

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    Spearheading the environmental stewardship and decarbonisation agenda in line with Government targets.

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    Managing relationships with all of the organisation’s stakeholders.

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    Leading the cultural shift to a more sustainability focused organisation.

We’re dedicated to our role in the community of safeguarding Harwich Haven – a place of international importance that so many of us depend on, often without knowing it. We’re continually progressing to meet the changing needs of trade and local communities, while protecting the delicate balance and beauty of the local environment.”

Neil Glendinning, CEO

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please click here to apply or reach out to Sapna Gill via sapna.gill@acre.com.

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    Set an Ambitious Decarbonisation Agenda.

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    Ensure the Environmental Stewardship of 150 Square Miles of the Haven.

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    Build the Authority’s ESG Brand and Reputation in Industry.

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    Grow and Lead an Experienced and Ambitious Team.

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About Harwich Haven

To safeguard this important driver of wealth and employment, Harwich Haven Authority was established by an act of Parliament in 1863. As a trust port, they're responsible for preserving 150 square miles of the Haven; with 40% of the country’s container traffic travelling through the area, their role is critical to its ongoing success and development.

They also ensure the safety of everyone using the harbour. Their pilotage, vessel traffic services, and supporting marine services work to keep the Haven flowing night and day.

As an independent organisation with no shareholders, they generate income through the services they provide. This enables them to reinvest surplus profits for the benefit of our stakeholders. They're accountable to the many stakeholders including The Department for Transport, local authorities, environmental groups, sailors, residents, community groups, and their employees.  They also maintain a continuous dialogue with them to ensure they're providing a Haven that meets everyone’s needs.

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