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Senior Coastal Operations Officer: Kirkwall

HM Coastguard are looking to recruit a Senior Coastal Operations Officer Based in Kirkwall. Click on this link for more information and how to apply: Senior Coastal Operations Officer

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 28th November 2022

Are you a resilient and high energy individual who has experience leading operational teams in a response environment?

Do you have a passion for developing people and love to build and support others to achieve their best?

If so, this is your opportunity to help save lives with the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA)!

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government’s maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea. 

Safer lives. Safer Ships. Cleaner Seas.   

Our vision is to be a world-leading organisation, accelerating the transition to sustainable shipping with non-negotiable safety standards. We put our people, our customers and our planet at the heart of everything we do.

Job description

As Senior Coastal Operations Officer, you have the responsibility of the operational management, readiness, and safety of volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers (CRO) within Coastguard Rescue Teams. This will be under the supervision of the Coastal Operations Area Commander to ensure that the Operational Area is at a state of constant readiness.

You will also be responsible for the supervision and management of operational equipment, vehicles and estate belonging to a number of Coastguard Rescue Teams.

As a calm and focused person, you are dedicated to managing the effective delivery of a brilliant emergency response service. This is a crucial service that is capable of responding to people either in distress or at risk of death on the coast.

This role will be based from one of our Coastal Operations bases at Kirkwall. There will be a business requirement for the post holder to be willing to operate throughout the operational area, which may entail overnight stays. This will be dependent on the operational needs of the team. Details of this arrangement will be discussed further with your line manager.

The role holder will be required to attend formal training events at the MCA’s designated training facilities, and this may require spending time away from home and the normal workplace.

If not already qualified, there will be a requirement to undertake training to gain an acceptable qualification in the delivery of adult training.

Please note, this role is subject to health standard requirements and fitness assessments I.A.W. policy. More information about MCA health standards can be found within the attachments.

Click here fore more information and how to apply: Senior Coastal Operations Officer