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Do you have excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to communicate confidently at all levels to achieve successful outcomes?

Would you like to make a difference modernising Seafarer technical training to ensure skilled seafarers within the UK?

If so, we are looking for a Seafarers (Technical delivery) Programme Manager 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

The primary purpose of the role is to support delivery of the MCA’s Strategic Objectives and three-year Business Plan and to develop and implement standards of training and certification in accordance with international conventions and national requirements. The role involves engaging with shipping industry stakeholders, social partners, nautical colleges and other training establishments in the UK and abroad over same.

In addition, the role will provide project management of the Modernisation of seafarer training (including digitised assessments) and interfaces with our Training Providers, the development of training and certification to support the fishing industry, future shipping technologies and innovations, and other activities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of seafarers and all those working in the maritime environment.

The Seafarer Examiners and Technical delivery team are undergoing significant change journey, and this role will also be instrumental in identifying opportunities and driving forward the implementation of efficiencies from a comprehensive transformation programme, whilst maintaining service standards.

This position provides a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and professional individual to join the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and help modernise and drive the delivery of seafarers training and standards.  This role offers lots of engagement and collaborative working with a variety of stakeholders as well as the opportunity to build on any previous experience and knowledge in the maritime industry.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage modernisation of projects working with stakeholders to improve and advance the UK’s seafarer training system to deliver the next generation of seafarers to meet the needs of global industry.
  • Ensure an effective working relationship between MCA technical staff, who will chair the modernisation projects including but not limited to Cadet Training & Modernisation Programme, the National Correspondence Group – MASS (Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships), AEPC (Approved Electric propulsion Course) and the Restricted Deck CoC working group.
  • Ensure consistency of training modernisation projects undertaken across the team.
  • Provide link to MCA communications team to ensure effective communication of stakeholder engagement activities and project successes.
  • Manage the Projects Administrator, ensuring the MCAs “Managing Others” policies are properly implemented.

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

Person specification

About You

You will be a motivated and driven individual who holds one of the relevant qualifications outlined in the Role Profile.

Excellent stakeholder management and engagement skills are crucial to be successful within this role. The ability to quickly build up rapport and effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders at different levels is something that comes naturally to you.

You have strong organisational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities with ease whilst still ensuring high quality outcomes. In addition, you will be computer literate and familiar in the use of Office 365 software (for example, Word, Excel, SharePoint, etc.)

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