Inspection Operations Policy Lead

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Description Vacancy

Job position:
Inspection Operations Policy Lead
Employment type:
Start date:
Tue, 29 Mar 2022 18:32:00 GMT
18946047 (
45038 to 45038 GBP

Job description

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 passionate about maritime safety and seafarer welfare and keen to undertake a role in which you make a real difference?

Would you love to be part of a dynamic team where no two days are the same?

Could you communicate successfully with a variety of stakeholders to provide technical and policy direction on interesting regulatory situations?

If so, we'd love to hear from you!

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 the best maritime safety organisation in the world.

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Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and proactive individual to join us at the MCA as the Inspection Operations Policy Lead. This interesting role will join the Inspection Operations Branch which is is part of the Technical Services Section of the Directorate of UK Maritime Services (UKMS).

The Directorate of UK Maritime Services (UKMS) inspect and survey ships to ensure that they are meeting both UK and international safety, security and anti-pollution rules. This is a key role in supporting the Government's maritime strategy for 'Safer Ships and Cleaner Seas' by ensuring high standards of marine safety and marine environmental protection through the development, implementation and monitoring of a consistent policy for inspection operations in respect of flag vessels, both within the UK and overseas.

Under the direction of the Head of Inspection Operations, the Inspection Operations Policy Lead will deal with interesting regulatory issues and applications for a wide variety of ships. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied workload where every day is different. As a main point of contact for stakeholders such as surveyors and maritime administrations for inspection activity, you will provide advice and direction around this work and crucial issues such as the detention of ships, working with MCA surveyors inspecting foreign flagged vessels and following up on and supporting UK ships detained overseas.

The Inspection Operations Policy Lead will ensure a consistent approach to advising surveyors and will manage and monitor the inspection targets, reporting on deliverables and achievements.

This role also brings the fantastic opportunity to represent the UK along with the Head of Inspection Operations at international meetings such as Paris MOU Technical Evaluation Group, supporting discussion on a variety of policy and technical inspection topics.

The successful candidate will join the Marine Surveyor Development Scheme, providing interesting training and development opportunities to build on their pre-existing technical knowledge and experience.

This role will be based in the Southampton HQ . MCA supports flexible working and operates a hybrid working model between home and office for this role, giving you greater flexibility over where and when you work. Details of the arrangement will be discussed further with your line manager.

Work/Travel on official duty within the UK and short term visits overseas or offshore, which may involve overnight stays away from home, will be required. A passport valid for international travel is essential as well as a full driving license valid for driving in the UK.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Acting as focal point and point of contact for internal and external customers by giving advice on inspection policy and following up concerns and issues raised, dealing with various stakeholders such as marine surveyors, industry, public, classification societies and other flag and port state administrations.
• Promoting and maintaining Instructions to Surveyors on Inspection Policy relating to non UK flag vessels (including, but not limited to, Port State Control) and United Kingdom, Overseas and Dependent Territory vessels in liaison with Technical Performance Managers and Consultant Surveyors.
• Providing technical assistance and monitor data input to the THETIS system.
• Following-up the detention of UK ships wherever they are detained and foreign ships detained in UK ports, following up any recommendations in the Detention Report.
• Assisting in the UK's contribution to Paris MOU Technical Evaluation Group (TEG) and relevant task forces by providing briefings and attend meetings as required.

For an in-depth insight into the role, please refer to the Role Profile attached to this advert.

About You

We would love to be joined by a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual who has experience in a managerial role on board ship or in a technical capacity of responsibility within the maritime industry, along with the relevant qualifications as outlined in the role profile.

You will be a proactive individual with a positive attitude and approach who enjoys a varied workload and is able to manage and rapidly reprioritise tasks and often changing priorities, remaining unfazed by unexpected elements or issues.

You will be keen to apply your technical experience in order to achieve successful outcomes and deliver competent direction, whilst also having a willingness and genuine interest to expand your knowledge base when required to address an issue.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are key along with confidence in making fast paced technical decisions based on Regulatory interpretation.

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