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Job Title Engagements Lead Description

*The full title of this role is the Regional Hydrographic Commissions Engagement Lead*

We are seeking a talented Engagement Lead to ensure that the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) presents a consistent message across all engagements with international bodies. This is an exciting career opportunity to play a key role in our engagements with regional and international organisations.

Salary £33,287 Closing
17 August 2022
11.55 pm
Job Title Cost Financial Controller Description

You’ll be responsible for managing financial controls and reporting relating to the costs of the business. This will include working with managers across the business in preparing budgets and, when required, forecasts. You will review spend against budget and together with other KPI’s provide the Executive Leadership Team and managers with analysis, challenge, and support to ensure effective and efficient use of the organisation’s resources.

Salary £42,507 Closing
21 August 2022
11.55 pm
Job Title Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships - MASS Technical Engagement Manager Description

This role sits within the International Bodies and Technical Engagement Team (IBTE) part of the wider Data Acquisition Group. The team is responsible for ensuring that UKHO presents a consistent message across all engagements with international bodies, and that these engagements are aligned to UKHO corporate strategy, priorities, and business plan.

Salary £42,507 Closing
22 August 2022
11.55 pm
Job Title Head of Sustainability Description

The role will include reporting, communicating and leading on all sustainability requirements. The person will need to interact with other departments, sustainability groups, wider government and UKHO senior executives. Key elements of the position will be to bring sustainability expertise and experience to the organisation and role.

Salary £53,721 Closing
24 August 2022
11.55 pm
Job Title Geospatial Hydrographic Data - Training Officer Description

Do you have expertise in examining and assessing geospatial/hydrographic data?

Could you be interested in using those skills and/or experience in a completely different setting?

We have an exciting career opportunity available within the UKHO for a Training Officer, where you could use your experience AND skills in a totally new setting … Our Training Academy!!

Our Training Academy deliver high quality training face to face in the UK and to our international community online.   We are looking for a Training Officer to join our team.   We can provide full training and support to develop your “training skills”, however because this role will require knowledge of geospatial/hydrographic data (specifically S-57), you might be just the person we have been looking for.

If you have a keen eye for detail, are passionate about imparting knowledge and learning to others and have skills in Geospatial data capture, modelling and manipulation we would love to hear from you.

Salary £33,287 Closing
31 August 2022
11.55 pm
Job Title Hydrographic Programmes Manager Description

Reporting to the Head of Hydrographic Programmes, the post holder will have responsibility to identify, co-ordinate, and manage hydrographic projects and programmes. They will also provide consultancy and technical assistance as required by foreign governments, non-governmental organisations and commercial companies to maximise data acquisition for subsequent use in UKHO products and services.

Salary £42,507 – with a possible recruitment and retention allowance of up to £7000 for suitable candidates Closing
4 September 2022
11.55 pm
Job Title Head of Reward and Policy Description

We are recruiting for an experienced Reward / Compensation / Benefits / Policy specialist to join our team here at the UKHO.   This is a vital and exciting leadership opportunity, driving forward new and innovative ways to ensure we continue to attract and retain key talent to our organisation.

If you have previous experience in leading on competitive pay, reward and recognition schemes within complex, matrix organisations (ideally the Civil Service) we would love to hear from you….

Salary £53,721 - £57,771 Closing
11 September 2022
11.55 pm
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Disability Confident scheme

At the UKHO, we embrace diversity and promote inclusion and equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident employer, which includes offering a guaranteed interview to candidates with disabilities, providing they meet the minimum selection criteria.

If you are a disabled candidate and wish to be considered under the Disability Confident guaranteed interview scheme, you will be able to indicate this as part of the application process.

Civil Service Recruitment


Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, please contact Human Resources, UK Hydrographic Office, Admiralty Way, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2DN. 

The Civil Service Code forms part of the terms and conditions of every civil servant. More detailed information can be found on the Civil Service Commission website. 

Nationality Statement


Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance, please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK. 

Working at the UKHO


As a UKHO employee, you'll benefit from flexible working, regular development opportunities, and much more. Our award-winning office in Taunton, Somerset also provides an open and dynamic workplace for our people.

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We are always looking for talented and skilled individuals to join the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to complement our existing team. Our apprenticeship scheme can help you to develop these skills under the mentorship of internal experts while furthering your education and gaining a formal qualification at the same time.

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