Lights Production Officer

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Taunton, Somerset
£25,324 plus excellent benefits
08 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Contract: Initially 6 months with possibility of permanent

The role

The UK Hydrographic Office, based in award-winning offices in Taunton, Somerset, is seeking a Lights Production Officer to join the Global Publishing team and support the Lights Production Manager in the verification, maintenance and publication of 15 annual New Editions of the ADMIRALTY List of Lights and Fog Signals and 16 annual New Editions of the ADMIRALTY List of Radio Signals and associated digital outputs.

Specific tasks will include:

  • Verifying content and maintaining the POLAR (Production of Lights and Radio Signals) Lights List Database
  • Preparing New Editions for submission to the Digital Imaging Department (DID) prior to printing
  • Checking all Section V NtMs for accuracy and consistency and providing feedback to lights editors on any errors found and ensure they are recorded in HORNET
  • Contributing to the further development of POLAR and ADLL including the testing of new releases of software
  • Carrying out communication with the POLAR software provider (Chersoft), as and when required to ensure all systems operate correctly
  • Deputising for the Lights Production Manager during periods of absence  

Please note the Lights Production Officer Post is initially being advertised for a period of 6 months, with a possibility of permanency.

About UKHO

The UK Hydrographic Office is a leading centre for hydrography, providing marine geospatial data to inform maritime decisions. We work with a wide range of data suppliers and partners to support maritime navigation, safety, security and marine development around the UK and worldwide.

Global Publishing is one of several Production Teams within Customer Division that are responsible for the maintenance and production of the UKHO’s extensive range of navigational and situational awareness products and services for the Royal Navy and our commercial customers.  This task encompasses the full spectrum of activity from product updating and delivery to the development of new products, to meet the changing needs of our customers and to ensure safety of life at sea.

Required Technical/Functional Skills and Experience

  • Sound working knowledge of POLAR, ADLL and SDRA 
  • Good understanding of light characteristics, their representation in Lights Lists and on charts 
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the UKHO product range and relationship between products and departments 
  • Attention to detail and proof-reading skills  

In return

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 how you meet the Short List Criteria of:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Demonstrate how you meet the technical /functional skills and experience required for the role

Your evidence for the Civil Service Behaviours of Changing and Improving and Developing Self and Others of should be in the region of 300 words for each Behaviour.  There is no word limit for your Technical evidence.  Your examples for the Behaviours do not need to be work-related.

Closing date: 12pm on 22nd  August 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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