The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) offer a range of challenging and interesting roles, and our staff are empowered to develop their skills and contribute to the organisation’s goals. We are always looking for talented and skilled individuals to join us at our office in Taunton, Somerset, particularly if you have the experience or specialist skills to complement our existing team.
"Our people are at the heart of our organisation and are our most important and valued resource. As an Investors in People employer, we are committed to identifying and nurturing talent to ensure UKHO develops to its fullest potential." - Amy Carrillo, Head of People
Applications for advertised job vacancies at the UKHO will be considered against the specific criteria listed in the job advert.
Lead Developer (Defence) - Closing 24 April >
Software Developer (Defence) Expert - Closing 24 April >
Software Developer (Defence) Senior - Closing 24 April >
Lead Software Developer .Net - Closing 24 April >
Bathymetric Science Officer - Closing 28 April >
Radio Navigation Warnings (RNW) Watchkeeper - Closing 30 April >
Head of HR - Closing 30 April >
Test Engineering Apprenticeship - Closing 4 May >
Maritime Advisor (Sailing Directions) - Closing 6 May >
Graduate Software Developer - Closing 14 May >
Trainee Software Develop - Closing 14 May >
We offer a range of benefits to support your lifestyle, including generous leave allowance, flexible working hours, a lift-share scheme and regular training and development opportunities.
We offer maternity, adoption and/or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks' full pay, followed by 13 weeks' statutory pay and a further 13 weeks' unpaid leave; plus paternity leave of two weeks' full pay, subject to certain qualifying criteria.
Find out more about the Benefits on offer >
Permanent and Fixed Term Vacancies
Applications for advertised job vacancies at the UKHO will be considered against the defined Essential Knowledge and Skills outlined in the job description. Applicants are encouraged to provide details of their aptitude with reference to the specific knowledge and skills described, along with experience of the role aspects outlined in the Fundamental Tasks section of the job description. Please note that applicants directed from the Civil Service Jobs Portal will be considered for vacancies before any external applications.
UKHO embraces diversity and promotes 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, please ensure you complete the Equality and Diversity form or inform our HR department, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident guaranteed interview scheme.
Equality and Diversity form
The UKHO apprenticeship scheme can help you to develop skills under the mentorship of internal experts while furthering your education and gaining a formal qualification at the same time.
Find out more about the UKHO Apprenticeship Scheme >
Internships (Work placements)
Our internships are short-term, structured and supervised placements to provide practical experience. They may form part of a degree or college course, or simply be an opportunity to broaden skills and knowledge.
Unfortunately we are unable to run a work
experience programme in 2020. Please check back to find out more
about work experience opportunities in 2021.
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 at on the Civil Service Commission website.
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.