Coastal Operations Divisional Commander (Part-time - Division 1)

Recruiter
HM Coastguard
Location
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Salary
£46,696 per annum - £53,700 per annum pro rata
Posted
22 Aug 2018
Closes
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible

Coastal Operations Divisional Commander (Part-time - Division 1)

£46,696 per annum - £53,700 per annum pro rata

18.5 hours per week

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, AB11 5EZ

Are you a diligent, focused and positive individual with effective senior leadership skills and a high level of integrity?

Are you passionate about making a difference and have experience in handling and assessing organisational risk?

HM Coastguard is the operational arm of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and has responsibility for 6 Coastguard functions - Search and Rescue, Pollution Response, Vessel Traffic Management, Maritime Safety, Maritime Security and Emergency and Disaster management. This unusual and dynamic role sits within the Coastal Operations arm which handles resources and service provision on the coast.

We would love someone credible and knowledgeable to join our team and have the strategic responsibility and accountability for the delivery of an effective and efficient Coastal Operations organisation. As someone who excels at people and operational management, you will deliver success at MCA through the sound management, direction and motivational leadership of 3 Area Commanders and closely govern the processes which underpin successful delivery. This includes the strategic evaluation of risk and approval for the provision, improvement or removal of operational resources.

In addition to Strategic Divisional responsibilities, you will be a standing member of the Senior Officers Group and will be responsible for contributing and inputting to the strategic direction of the service, managing national resources and chairing national strategic policy working groups.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

As part of the role, your responsibilities will include:

  • ensuring sound leadership, management supervision and governance throughout the Division. In particular you are accountable for ensuring that a culture of safety prevails at all times
  • identifying, mitigating and monitoring strategic risks within your division
  • providing strategic overview of the status of coastal operations and the response capability in terms of both coastal response and civil resilience to the senior management team
  • contributing to the design and strategic implementation of Coastal Operational policy and processes
  • setting strategic direction and priorities and ensuring that policy development is informed by, and congruent with national and international developments
  • overseeing Divisional operating budgets and resources whilst always striving to achieve value for money and ensuring effective operational delivery
  • maintaining strategic oversight of the estates portfolio within their operational Coastguard Division
  • acting as spokesperson on behalf of MCA for major incidents or events, or those of national significance
  • ensuring MCA, as a Category 1 Responder is, at a strategic level, fully engaged with its emergency response partners in civil resilience planning, training and exercises at the local and regional levels and for the implementation of national, local and MCA resilience policies and processes​
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ABOUT YOU

Are you someone who strives to deliver the absolute best and has significant experience of success in senior leadership roles in an emergency response environment?

Do you have the capability to successfully lead change programmes from a strategic perspective?

We would encourage you to apply if you are someone who can demonstrate that you have experience of overseeing and monitoring organisational risk, departmental finances and Divisional resources. You will also have a full UK Driving License.

You will work within the national command staffing system and participation in a 24/7 on-call roster acting in a strategic leadership and direction role, undertaking the role of National Coastal Commander.

You will need to work across the entire operational Division attend formal training events and this may require spending time away from home and the normal workplace.

The role is subject to health standard requirements and you may be required to travel internationally to represent the MCA and/or the UK e.g. international forums, events, exercises, training, etc.

Within the recruitment process, there will be no extension to the time permitted to complete the ability tests as a reasonable adjustment in relation to a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010. The reality of this role would not allow for such time extensions within the workplace and therefore, it would not be reasonable to allow such extensions during this process.

Closing date: 18 September 2018