Senior Coastal Operations Officer

Senior Coastal Operations Officer

22 Feb
UK Government - Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Llantwit Major

22 Feb

UK Government - Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Llantwit Major

As Senior Coastal Operations Officer, you have the responsibility of the operational management, readiness and safety of volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers (CRO) within Coastguard Rescue Teams. As a calm and focused person, you are dedicated to managing the effective delivery of a brilliant emergency response service. This is a crucial service that is capable of responding to people either in distress or at risk of death on the coast.


As part of the role, your responsibilities may include:

- The role holder is responsible for leading and managing a number of Coastguard Rescue Teams,

under the supervision of the Coastal Operations Area Commander to ensure that the Operational Area is at a state of constant readiness.

- Recruiting and inducting volunteers, including the monitoring of their probation and the provision of training in foundations skills

- Leading and delivering training, identifying training and development needs for individual and teams

- Responsible for the supervision and management of operational equipment, vehicles and estate belonging to a number of Coastguard Rescue Teams

We operate a 24/7 on-call roster for approximately 1 in every 5 weeks and you will be required to participate in this, acting in a leadership, direction and standards role for the Coastguard Rescue Service. By exception, this will include deployment anywhere in the UK.

If you would like more information, please find the role profile attached.

About you

Are you passionate about helping others?

Want to be part of making a difference to people's lives?

Interested? We would welcome your application.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can flexibly embrace the requirements of the role.

As you'll be working at an operational level which may be remote from your manager, we need someone who is comfortable to act on their own cognisance, sometimes for considerable periods of time. We would love someone who has superb communication and interpersonal skills and who is committed to working collaboratively to provide the best possible service.

Your application will not be considered if you have been dismissed from the MCA in the past 24 months for failing to pass the required training for operational posts within HM Coastguard.

You must be willing to operate throughout Coastguard Areas, which may entail overnight stays.

Please note, this role is subject to health standard requirements and fitness assessments I.A.W. policy. For more information, please see the attached Health Standards.

About us

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’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.


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We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

- Communicating and Influencing

- Working Together

- Managing a Quality Service

- Changing and Improving

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

- Coastguard - COASTAL - 11a. MANAGEMENT - TEAM - All

- Coastguard - COASTAL - 11b. MANAGEMENT - EQUIPMENT - All



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.


Public Holiday and Weekend £1,000 & 'On call' £3,000.