Head of Maritime Delivery

England, Dorset, Poole
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
03 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Simon Grant
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Head of Maritime Delivery
Location: Poole

The company…

The RNLI: the charity that saves lives at sea. Every day of every year, people of all backgrounds get into difficulty on and around the water. It's a problem that they're there to tackle and they're determined to reduce drowning.
Their 24-hour search and rescue service operates from 238 lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland, with lifeguards that patrol over 240 beaches across the UK and Channel Islands, and flood rescue teams that can reach anywhere in the UK and Ireland within 6 hours.
They're now looking for a Head of Maritime Delivery to work from Poole with travel across an operating area, to be responsible for these volunteer and staff lifesaving delivery teams.

The role…

As Head of Maritime Delivery, working as part of the senior leadership team, you will drive the safe and effective delivery of a compliant maritime search and rescue service across the UK and Ireland.
In this diverse role, you'll:
-Provide strong leadership and management for the lifesaving delivery team, now and into the future.
-Drive the delivery of the service in accordance with the organisations policy, rules and regulations; ensuring safety management systems and standards are adhered to.
-Be the senior maritime subject matter expert within the Community Lifesaving team
-As part of the senior leadership team, collaborate across all areas of the RNLI.
-Work with the partner organisations, as a key contact point for delivery of maritime, SAR and lifesaving initiatives.

The person…

To join as Head of Maritime Delivery and work with a very broad range of people, your leadership skills will be as important as your technical maritime skills and experience. You will need:
-Extensive maritime experience, preferably with coastal command experience (UK / North European coast is ideal).
-Hold a Master's Certificate of Competency, RN command or equivalent qualification.
-Proven people management and development experience.
-Experience of managing £multi-million budgets.
-The ability to spot what goes wrong, understand why and put things right is essential.
-Good knowledge of search and rescue operations in the UK and/or Ireland and working with volunteers is highly desirable.
We're eager to hear from you if you've got experience of operating in a senior management role, having already transitioned from a seafaring/seafarer role. You may have experience as a Marine Superintendent, Head of Operations, or a similar role.

The reward…

-Salary of £60,000 to £70,000
-An industry-leading pension plan and life cover
-A significant opportunity to directly impact and increase the number of lives we save.
-26 days' annual leave (with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days with service)
-A wide range of additional benefits