Maritime Advisor (Sailing Directions)
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If you have comprehensive sea going experience in a navigation role, and now want to apply your skills and experience to support the maritime community in a different way, then this could be the role for you.
As a Maritime Advisor, you will utilise your experience to provide safe, accurate and timely navigational information for the Mariner. The UKHO is transforming to meet the changing Maritime environment – in this role, you will have the opportunity to share your external user experience to contribute to and support the development of products and services to meet current and future customer needs. We are looking for team players, with a proactive approach to identifying and taking forward improvements to ways of working. An eye for detail and the ability to write clear, user focused sailing directions are also key requirements for the role.
UKHO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We work with a wide range of data suppliers and partners, surveying and charting the world's oceans in order to develop and serve world leading software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. Our products ensure safe navigation and global trade efficiency and support other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.
Your primary remit will be to assess new information for its impact on Sailing Directions and subsequently produce safe, accurate, clear, comprehensive, timely and up-to-date volumes of Sailing Directions (SDs) and Section IV Notice to Mariners for the maritime customer. You will also provide navigational and maritime input across the range of existing and emerging UKHO products and services, often sharing your acting Maritime expertise as the “voice of the customer”.
Maritime Advisor roles exist within the Impact Analysis (Operations Division), and Digital Products, Services and Publications Groups (Customer Division). Successful candidates will join a Maritime Advisor team at the B3 level. As you learn and develop in the role 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:
- Provide navigational expertise in response to queries from both internal and external customers.
- Provide mariner's input to product development.
- Provide mariner’s perspective/advice to other areas of the business when required.
- Provide clear coaching and mentoring for the development of the team.
UKHO is a great place in which to explore your career potential. While our projects are career-defining, the work/life balance that we can offer you is equally exceptional. From flexitime, flexible working, an award-winning office environment and a generous annual leave allowance of 34.5 days including public holidays, the opportunities open to you here are hard to beat.
The salary is £28,014 increasing to £33,287 on successful completion of training and development programme. An RRA is also applicable to this role, based on specialist skills, knowledge and experience.
For a full job description, including the assessment criteria, please click the apply button to be taken to our website.
Closing date: 11:55 pm on Sunday 20th December 2020.
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.
Please note the post requires the candidate to successfully gain BPSS and SC Clearance.
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