Maritime Advisor Sailing Directions - Flexible Working Available

Taunton, Somerset
£27,054 increasing to £31,589
08 Jul 2019
08 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Salary £27,054 increasing to £31,589 on successful completion of training and development programme. A RRA is also applicable to this role, based on specialist skills, knowledge and experience.

If you offer sea going experience and are passionate about maritime navigation and want to learn new skills, the role of Maritime Advisor (including a comprehensive training and development programme) is the opportunity for you.

Based at our award-winning offices in Taunton, Somerset your primary remit will be to produce safe, comprehensive and up-to-date volumes of Sailing Directions and Section IV Notice to Mariners for the Royal Navy and commercial shipping market. You will also provide navigational and maritime expertise to our operational production teams.

Alongside your day to day working you will be measured against a defined skills and competency framework and, once the required level is reached, normally within 12 – 18 months, you will become a B2 Maritime Advisor, where you will also be expected to:

  • Act as the subject matter expert for navigational aspects of product usage and Sailing Directions book maintenance and publication. 
  • Provide a high level of coaching and mentoring to the staff within the Maritime Advisor Teams, some of whom have limited or no sea going experience. 
  • Promote the usage and adherence of quality working procedures and a culture of continuous improvement.

Your work will see you working alongside experts within the fields of regional geospatial and international engagement, GIS based data management, data manipulation, ocean science, hydrographic survey, bathymetric processing, geodesy, and remote sensing.

We will actively empower you to develop yourself and provide flexible working practices for a healthy work/life balance. You will also benefit from a brand new award winning office, with free use of our on-site gym, free parking and subsidised canteen.

For a full job description, including the assessment criteria, please click the apply button to be taken to our website.

In your application, along with your CV, you will need to submit evidence to demonstrate you meet the requirement for sea going experience and a relevant maritime qualification.  Recommended forms of evidence are as follows:

  • Deck Officer Certificate of Competence/ Royal Navy STCW 95 certificate
  • Competency Document (CDC) covering the last 3 years
  • Maritime related exam and qualification certificates

Closing date: 12pm on Monday 22 July 2019.

Please note the post requires the candidate to successfully gain BPSS and SC Clearance.

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that the evidence you provide in your competency statement must demonstrate that you meet the minimum pass mark, set by the short-list panel, for each criteria listed in the ‘short-list’ section, above. The short-list panel will not be made aware of any individual that has applied under GIS; this information will be processed solely by HR, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles

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