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Director of Navigational Requirements

Director of Navigational Requirements

Published: 21 February 2020


Director of Navigational Requirements

The Corporation of Trinity House


About The Corporation of Trinity House

Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, providing education, support and welfare to the seafaring community with a statutory duty, under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1995 to be the General Lighthouse Authority for England and Wales, the Channel Islands and waters to the outer limit of the Exclusive Economic Zone . The Corporation’s vision is to be a key influencing UK maritime charity promoting the safeguarding of shipping and seafarers.


All Aids to Navigation solutions must be understood and applied internationally, recognising the highly diverse cross section of vessels transiting our waters; and as such the liaison this post holder undertakes through the International association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) and with individual nations is essential.


The Role

The Corporation of Trinity House is seeking a new Director of Navigational Requirements to provide leadership, expert guidance and advice to the Lighthouse Board, together with the Department for Transport, on all aspects of navigational requirements and Aids to Navigation (AtoN) policy.


Other key aspects of the position include;


  • Direct and advise senior colleagues and managers on risk management and risk control measures, in the provision of AtoN, ensuring that Trinity House’s statutory duty as a GLA is fully met.
  • Lead the review of AtoNs provided and forward planning responsibilities, ensuring that the safety of the mariner around the coasts of England, Wales and the Channel Islands is maximized, and risk reduced to ‘As Low As Reasonably Practicable’.
  • Represent Trinity House (and the tri-General Lighthouse Authorities as required) at a national and international level in matters concerned with safety of navigation, user requirement and the provision and management of AtoNs.


The Individual

The Court is looking to appoint a Director of Navigational Requirements who brings not only significant mariner expertise and credibility, but someone who has an appreciation for the unique values, traditions and activities of the whole Corporation of Trinity House.


The appointed individual will be committed to furthering its role as a contemporary, vibrant and dynamic organisation, serving the mariner community and working with a huge range of influential stakeholders.


For more information about the role and to view the full Candidate Brief, please follow this link: www.odgers.com/75934