National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton
Permanent / full time
Salary: The starting salary for this position will be £35,973 per annum (marine scale PO2)
About the role:
We are seeking a Chief Petty Officer (Deck) to work onboard one of our two research vessels.
Key Accountabilities Include:
In liaison with the Chief Officer, support the safe operation of all general deck activities in port and at sea;
To support the Chief Officer and the CPO - Scientific, during operations involving the fixed winches and lifting appliances. For equipment in the care of the Principal Scientist or NMF Technical Support, the responsibility for its operation will be decided by the Principal Scientist and Chief Officer. It should be noted that the Deck Engineer Officer and the CPO - Scientific are the primary liaison contacts between the Scientific Party and the ships staff and they must be involved in any discussions relating to scientific activities/operations. Ensure that regular meetings take place with the Chief Officer, Deck Engineer Officer, CPO - Scientific and STO;
To work closely with the Chief Officer and CPO - Scientific in the loading, rigging, deployment, recovering and stowing of scientific equipment;
Oversee and assist with the cleaning of scientific spaces;
Ensure a high level of ship fabric maintenance both inside and out and cleanliness of the vessel overall, under the direction of the Chief Officer;
Ensure the proper completion of the marine Report/Appraisal system for Deck Ratings as required and to maintain the Personal and Training Record Books for all Deck Ratings, including own. This activity needs to be undertaken in close co-operation with the CPO –Scientific;
To identify and inform the Chief Officer of any possible improvements in the on board training processes for Deck Ratings;
To organise the cleaning of public spaces used by the Deck Ratings - (these areas will be defined by the Chief Officer in consultation with the Purser Catering Officer). As a member of the on board management team the CPO - Deck is required to support the NMF aims and objectives, policies, processes and procedures and to represent the NMF position constructively in discussions with ships staff and outside agencies.
This is a permanent position offered on NOC terms and conditions and is open to internal NOC candidates and external candidates.
For this position, it is essential that you have the following certificates:
Seaman 1a certificate issued by the MCA.
Navigational Watch Rating Certificate issued in compliance with STCW2010.
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.
Four elements of basic training to STCW2010, as amended (First Aid, Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities).
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (PSC&RB).
Hours of Work:
Seagoing tours of duty will normally encompass at least two full scientific expeditions, or a minimum of two months although these tour periods may vary depending on the ship's operational programme. Leave is earnt at the annual rate of 300 days for each year served onboard and accrues at the rate of 25 days for each calendar month of service onboard.
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has entered a truly exciting time, recently acquiring independent & charitable status as of 1 November 2019.
We are made up of a dynamic and vibrant community of staff covering a range of specialist fields, backgrounds and experience. A community where each employee adopts a crucial role in furthering the aspirations, advancing the frontiers of science and knowledge through our excellent scientific research, knowledge sharing and contribution to the health of the oceans, with a focus in improving the world in which we live. Our work is balanced by our strong sense of purpose, values and behaviours and an unwavering commitment to a ‘one NOC’ approach.
What we can offer you:
At the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) we know that the quality of our science and the impact that we want it to have depends entirely on the knowledge, skills and engagement of our people. The NOC is committed to flexible employment practices to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible.
In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a company pension scheme and generous terms and conditions for all mariners. Opportunities for further training and development are also supported.
Our Commitment as an Employer:
The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.
How to apply:
To apply please submit an up-to-date CV with a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role.
Closing date: 8 January 2020
Please note for this position we are not able to consider candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK.