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Ship Safety Lead

Ship Safety Lead

Published: 9 July 2019

Ship Safety Lead

From £46,696 per annum - £53,700 per annum

Employment Type: Permanent

Location: Southampton

Closing date: 12 August 2019

Are you an experienced Maritime Professional looking for a challenging and rewarding experience to further your career?

Do you have the passion, experience, and expertise to help enhance the safety of ships in the UK and abroad?

This is your opportunity to join a dynamic team who are all working towards making a difference to maritime safety, and we’d love to hear from you.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) aims to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world. We are looking for two experienced and capable Ship Safety Leads to help us achieve our vision - Safer lives, safer ships, cleaner seas.

About the role

You will work with the team to develop and maintain UK policies and regulations relevant to Ship Safety, and support the delivery of the wider remit of Ship Standards.

Ship Safety is an overriding objective for the MCA and increasingly needs us to consider the issues from "design to disposal" - including but not limited to construction, stability, structural fire protection, life saving appliances, reliability of safety critical systems and equipment.

This exciting opportunity will mean your job matters as you are responsible for shaping national and international safety standards. You will contribute to saving lives by making ships safer.

Key Responsibilities

• ownership for the delivery of policy areas assigned to their team, through own individual delivery or effective oversight of the delivery of team

• actively engage in all aspects of the regulatory process - working closely with survey and inspection colleagues, analysts, and lawyers, among others, to ensure that regulations are delivered in a timely manner in accordance with all relevant clearance and consultation requirements

• ensure that stakeholder consultation, briefs, ministerial submissions, and any other associated material are prepared, cleared, and distributed by agreed deadlines

• identify potential risks to the MCA within their policy areas and develop appropriate plans to mitigate such risks

• represent the UK and MCA internal and external (e.g. IMO, EU, DfT etc) meetings associated with their areas of responsibility, including drafting and presentation of substantive papers if necessary

• ensure MCA, DFT(c), other government senior management and Ministers receive appropriate briefings and relevant information to take informed decisions


About You

We are looking for an experienced Maritime Professional who can demonstrate experience of the development and/or application of safety standards.

You will have proven customer service skills and can make quick, effective decisions, that are always focused on achieving the best outcomes.

Through your excellent communication skills you have the ability to effectively build relationships with a variety of stakeholders across different cultures and industries.

You are resilient, flexible and able to manage a varied workload with competing priorities.

You will also have a high standard of drafting ability which allows you to draft quality submissions and other policy documents.

If you see yourself in this way, we really want to hear from you.

Important information

You will operate to a flexible working pattern consisting of an average of 37 hours per week. On occasion, there will be a requirement to work outside of ‘normal hours’.

You will be required to work and travel on official duty within the UK and short-term visits overseas which may involve overnight stays.

A passport valid for international travel is required.

Apply link https://www.doesyourjobmatter.co.uk/