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Job summary

Are you looking for your chance to use your knowledge and experience of resource planning, change management and leadership to really make a difference?    

Do you have analytical skills, with the ability to solve problems and make effective decisions?

Do you love working with figures?

If so, we are looking for a Business Unit Lead to join us at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and 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 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.

We are committed to giving all our colleagues purpose, professionalism and pride in what we do. We work in supportive, diverse and inclusive teams.

We want everyone to feel valued and supported to achieve their potential at MCA.

This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our staff networks groups covering, Women’s, LGBTQI+, Race, Carers, Mental Wellbeing and volunteer Respect Ambassadors.

Job description

As the Business Unit Lead you will act as line manager for our EO Business Unit Managers, ensuring completion of quarterly performance reviews for your team, identifying training/development needs and the setting of challenging and relevant objectives aligned to the MCA Business Plan and to the annual activities that S&I must achieve.

You will work closely with the Survey & Inspection Business Partner (Business Partner) to ensure that business support and financial resources are aligned with Survey and Inspection (S&I) priorities, by providing financial, management and administrative support across S&I.

Within this role, there will be the opportunity to support with developing the goals and objectives of the Directorate as well as overseeing all operational aspects of the Business Unit including, resourcing, health & safety, quality assurance and human resources.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, proactive, passionate leader to join the only National Survey & Inspection Business Unit in MCA. You will have the autonomy to lead and shape the work that is carried out by yourself and the team, as well as drive continuous improvements and gain exposure to development opportunities.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Oversee the correct maintenance of shipping accounts following referral from Business Unit managers including debt management.
  2. Creation and preparation of financial and directorate reports for the Business Partner and Assistant Directors.
  3. Oversee the provision of administrative business support within the Business Unit, providing line management, support and guidance to the Business Unit managers.
  4. Pro-actively manage budgets in line with financial guidance by monitoring, analysing and reporting spend across Survey & Inspection.
  5. Preparing reports and manage the collection and distribution of Management Information. Report any identified anomalies or risks and propose solutions.

For further information about the role and responsibilities, please see the attached role profile.

Person specification

About You

To thrive in this role, you will bring strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and motivate your team and drive them to the next level. You will be committed, innovative and driven, leading from the front.

You will be an advocate for change and continuous improvement, recognising the benefits of promoting a change culture within your team, with the ability to lead and drive continuous improvement and change initiatives.

You have strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise a heavy workload, and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly develop recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative evidence.

You are a forward thinker, always looking at the bigger picture, keeping an eye on global issues/events/trends which may impact your way of working.

Additional Information

This role will be based in Beverley.  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.

The expectation is that you will spend a minimum 60% of your working time based at your principal workplace or out on official business. Details of the arrangement will be discussed further with your line manager.

Please note, we welcome applications from individuals seeking a part time role. However, owing to business requirements, the successful candidate must be able to work a minimum of 32 hours per week.

There will be a requirement for occasional travel on official duty within the UK, which may involve overnight stays. Notice will be given prior to travel.

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