Marine Surveyor 'S' Level
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 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 create safer and cleaner seas 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 experienced and capable Marine Surveyors to help us achieve our vision - Safer lives, safer ships, cleaner seas.
No two days are the same for our Marine Surveyors. You will inspect, audit and survey ships and maritime ship operators to ensure UK and International Regulations are being met, delivering exceptional customer service alongside experienced colleagues.
We have a number or Marine Surveyor positions available in the Engineer, Naval Architect, Nautical and Ship Surveyor disciplines. Please see the Role Profiles attached below for further information about the responsibilities associated with each role.
We want our Marine Surveyors to be the very best. In return we offer full training, a competitive package which includes flexible working patterns and attractive remuneration, and ongoing support to develop a rewarding career that makes a difference and saves lives.
Does this sound like you?
You are an experienced Maritime Professional who holds the relevant qualifications (as outlined in the Role Profiles attached below). You have proven customer service skills and can make quick, effective decisions, that are always focused on achieving the best outcomes. You are resilient, flexible and able to manage a varied workload with competing priorities. You have excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively build relationships with a variety of stakeholders across different cultures and industries. If you see yourself in this way, we really want to hear from you.
Please note, due to the nature of the role you will also be required to undergo a Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC). Gaining CTC Clearance will normally require you to have been a resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years, and only candidates who meet this requirement will be considered for the role.
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.
Find out what it's like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.
You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.
DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.
DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.
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 or offshore, which may involve overnight stays away from home.
A full driving licence for driving in the UK and a passport valid for international travel are required.
Details of essential minimum qualification requirements can be found on the relevant Role Profile for each discipline.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Making Effective Decisions
- Communicating and Influencing
- Delivering at Pace
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Surveyor Technical Framework - Underpinning competencies (as detailed in MCA document MSF 4989)
- Surveyor Technical Framework - General competencies (as detailed in MCA document MSF 4989)
- Surveyor Technical Framework - Specific competencies (as detailed in MCA document MSF 4989)
Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.
Things you need to know Security
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.
We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.
Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.
The first stage is to apply online. Once your application is complete you will receive an email inviting you to complete an online Qualification Questionnaire.
The Qualification Questionnaire asks you questions about your qualifications, experience and residency status and must be completed for your application to be considered. Email invites will be sent out on 18/09/2020, 28/09/2020, and 08/10/2020.
The deadline to complete the Qualification Questionnaire is 23:45 on 08/10/2020. If you have not received an invite by 08/10/2020 please check your junk/spam email first before contacting us as soon as possible on [email protected]
If your application meets the requirements of the role, you will then be invited to a short initial video interview, where we will assess your experience and technical knowledge. Further information will be provided if you are invited to online interview.
If you are successful at the video interview you will then be invited to attend a final interview at MCA HQ, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG. This is subject to the COVID-19 situation where an alternative method of interview may be considered nearer the time.
The sift is due to take place on or around w/c 12/10/2020.
The first stage of interviews are likely to be held around w/c 26/10/2020.
Final interviews/assessments are likely to be held around w/c 09/11/2020.
We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
For guidance on the CV please follow the below link:
Candidate Guidance for CV and Statement of suitability
The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview with one or more exercises
The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here
Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about:
• what energises and motivates you
• how you would manage situations relevant to the role
• your previous experience
• your professional skills and knowledge
You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.
We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.
We may hold a reserve list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the reserve list you may be considered for the post. Within the reserve list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies.
Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.
A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to obtaining employment.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.
Due to Covid-19, there is less capacity to complete National Security Vetting checks. Vetting is being prioritised for staff either directly involved in the HMG Covid-19 Response or roles in a limited number of agreed high priority areas.
Therefore, in some instances, following successful BPSS pre-employment checks, the successful candidate may commence employment on the premise that NSV higher security checks will be conducted once normal service levels resume. Should NSV checks prove to be unsuccessful, an alternative role, not requiring NSV clearance, will be identified within the department.
If this is not possible the start date for some campaigns will need to be delayed until vetting has been completed.
New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
Contact Government Recruitment Service via [email protected] as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.
Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.
Any move to the Department For Trade will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
You will however have access to the governments Tax Free Childcare scheme.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.