Technical Rescue Training and Development Manager - Flexible Working Available

17 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
Full Time
Contract Type


Aberdeen, Belfast, Bridlington, Cardiff, Colchester, Dover, Falmouth, Fareham, Glasgow, Hull, Lee-on-the-Solent, Liverpool, Milford Haven, Paignton, Plymouth, South Shields, Southampton, Swansea

About the job We welcome applications from all communities and we don’t discriminate against any identity. We’re interested to hear from you, regardless of your background.

Are you a Technical Trainer with experience in Search and Rescue or Technical Rescue?

Would you describe yourself as a motivational and inspiring leader?

Do you want to join a growing team that makes a difference to hundreds of people every single day?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Technical Rescue Training and Development Manager here at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), and we’d love to hear from you! Job description

HM Coastguard (HMCG) is the operational arm of the MCA and we prevent the loss of life at sea and on the coast in the UK. You will play a vital role in ensuring we continue to make a difference by facilitating and supporting the technical training and development requirements for Coastal Operations.

Providing effective leadership and management to the Coastguard Technical Training Team, you will be accountable for the planning, management and delivery of effective and budgeted training solutions throughout the UK. If you can utilise your leadership and training skills to help us make a difference we encourage you to apply.


Your duties will include but are not limited to:

• leadership, management and governance of the HMCG Technical Rescue Training Team - ensuring that appropriate training solutions are researched, designed, delivered and budgeted

• ensuring a culture of safety prevails and that the safety of all staff and delegates remains a priority at all times

• review, update and maintain the Coastguard Technical Competency Framework and use this to deliver a training curriculum and training pathways for operational Coastguard staff

• management of the HMCG Technical Rescue Training budget, relevant contracts and all associated costs including procurement processes where required

• ensure a consistent focus on assessment and achievement, using appropriate data and benchmarks to set, monitor, track and evaluate progress, and challenge and remedy under-performance

• build a collaborative learning culture within the Technical Rescue Training Team and MCA Talent and Capability team and engage with other training establishments and agencies to build effective learning and training communities

As part of the role, there will be a requirement to travel within the UK to liaise with both internal & external partners and to deliver training.

More information about the role and responsibilities can be found in the attached Role Profile.

Please note: although we will consider requests to work remotely from any MCA location, with good transportation links, there is an expectation that you will regularly attend the Daedalus Training Facility to fulfil your duties.

About you -

As an experienced and qualified Search and Rescue Trainer/ Technical Rescue Trainer you will bring strong leadership skills and an innovative approach to training. You will thrive in a role that gives you the room to develop and grow the training function and have the ability to adapt to meet any possible situation.

You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and can build meaningful relationships with external agencies and emergency services to share knowledge and build a culture or continuous learning and improvement.

About Operational Delivery Profession (ODP)

Operational Delivery Profession (ODP) is the largest and most diverse professional community across the Civil Service. Many of us will have an association with several professional communities or specialisms, ODP applies to all public facing roles / or a role that is primarily aligned to supporting the work of those with public facing roles. All critical to the delivery of UK public services’.


Full UK driving licence.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Coastguard Framework - Management - Practical Training
  • Coastguard Framework - MCA Organisation
  • Coastguard Framework - Emergency Planning
  • Coastguard Framework - Mission Conduct and Incident Command
  • Coastguard Framework - Management - Team


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out what it's like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.


Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

You will be asked to complete an online CV and Statement of Suitability as part of your application.

When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and Statement of Suitability to demonstrate:
• experience of working within an educational/training environment including the planning, management and delivery of effective and budgeted training solutions
• experience of budget and contract management with familiarity of spreadsheets and record keeping
• experience of Search and Rescue or Technical Rescue and your knowledge of Coastguard Rescue Service and it's capability
• track record of establishing a professional working relationship with internal and external stakeholders

The sift is due to take place week commencing 7th December 2020.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held week commencing 4th January 2021.

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates. The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment will include:

• an interview
• one or more exercises (such as a presentation, written exercise or role play)

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

Further Information

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Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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