Tactical Products Team Member x 2 - Flexible Working Available

Taunton, Somerset
£25,324 plus excellent benefits
13 Aug 2019
26 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

The role

The UK Hydrographic Office, based in award-winning offices in Taunton, Somerset, is seeking two team members to join the Tactical Products team and contribute to KPM1 through the updating/compilation/preparation of Situational Awareness Products for our Defence Customer as agreed in the annual Service Definition Annex (SDA) within the Defence Hydrographic Programme.

Key tasks will include:

  • Production and maintenance of Additional Military Layers (AML) cells.
  • Compilation of Beach reports, HPAs and responding to RFIs and other adhoc requests.
  • Production and maintenance of the Defence Marine Environmental Product suite.
  • Production and maintenance of Electronic MW Pilots.

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.

The Tactical Products Team 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

  • Experience of working in S-57 format
  • Experience of using CARIS toolset
  • Experience of using ESRI and Adobe CS suite software
  • Understanding of the principles of product compilation to IHO standards and cartographic symbology
  • Experience of interpreting marine geospatial data
  • Experience of using S-58 based validation software

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:

  • Experience of using ESRI and Adobe CS suite software
  • Experience of interpreting marine geospatial data
  • Working Together
  • Demonstrate how you meet the technical /functional skills and experience required for the role

Your examples for the Behaviours do not need to be work-related.

Closing date: 23:55 on 26th August 2019.

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

UKHO embraces diversity and promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident employer, which includes offering a guaranteed interview to candidates with disabilities, providing they meet the minimum selection criteria.

By ‘minimum selection criteria’ we mean that the evidence you provide in your application 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 disability you may choose to declare; this information will be processed solely by HR, in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

If you are a disabled candidate, please ensure you complete the Equality and Diversity form or inform our HR department, at recruitment@ukho.gov.uk, if you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident guaranteed interview scheme.

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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