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Head of Service Maritime Authority

  • Post Date:22nd July 2021
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Job Description

Department: Emergency Services and Island Security

Section: Falkland Islands Maritime Authority (FIMA)

Report to: Director of Emergency Services and Island Security

Grade: Falkland Islands Government Grade A

The role of the Head of Service for maritime authority is to ensure the strategic development of the Falkland Islands Maritime Administration and its legal and regulatory framework. Ensuring compliance with maritime legislation, conventions, and codes. The Head of Service for the Maritime Authority provides leadership, management and oversight of the maritime Team including the Harbour Master.

Main Accountabilities

  • Ensure that the Falkland Islands Maritime Regulatory Framework is compliant with relevant maritime Conventions and Codes is appropriate in a modern maritime environment.
  • Ensure procedures are developed for responding effectively to a broad range of maritime issues including those involving existing and new regulations, maritime conventions which have been extended to the Falklands and those which are recommended for adoption, and relevant Maritime Codes.
  • Develop, coordinate, review and evaluate the implementation programme for the Harbours and Ports Ordinance.
  • Develop, coordinate, review and evaluate the implementation programme for the Maritime Ordinance.
  • Ensure the Maritime Authority, including its remit, is developed in a coordinated and timely manner.
  • Ensure collaborative cross-government working to deliver effective operational outcomes, including joint working with the Fisheries Protection Management Team to ensure effective delivery of the duty control room for maritime.
  • Review and evaluate compliance with the III Code, identify any gaps in compliance and work to address such gaps ensuring FI compliance with the Code.
  • Review MCA audits of FI as a Red Ensign Group member and UK Overseas Territory and work to address the recommendations from these audits.
  • Embed the ethos of continuous improvement in relation to maritime activity.
  • Work and consult with stakeholders to understand impact of policies to ensure informed decision-making by FIG
  • Prepare, monitor and control annual section budget(s) to ensure expenditure is commensurate with budget, departmental business and Island plans.
  • Provide leadership; setting culture, standards and direction for the maritime team through the setting of objectives and performance indicators, the allocation of resources, the monitoring of achievement, identification of variances and remedial action; mentoring and role modelling, and pro-active use of the individual performance appraisal system.
  • Liaise with the MCA, FCO and FI Attorney General to support the delivery of the Falkland Islands Maritime Authority and other appropriate legislative matters.
  • Liaison with MoD/BFSAI on any ‘joint working’ on ports, maritime and other associated issues.
  • Participation in the port development programme as necessary.
  • Work to deliver in accordance with the aims of the Islands Plan and develop appropriate departmental Business Plans to measure this.
  • Participate in and, when required, lead corporate projects as agreed with the Director of Emergency Services and Island Security, including active membership of corporate working groups.
  • Provide subject matter professional advice to FIG on maritime matters to support informed decision-making.
  • Invest in staff enabling them to use and develop their skill sets through coaching, mentoring and support.
  • Other duties consistent with the level of post as agreed with the Director of Emergency Services and Island Security.

The job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive definition of your duties.  You shall undertake such additional or other duties as may reasonably be required by FIG commensurate with your role and grade.

Additional Information:
  • The Falkland Islands have a complex maritime environment. Fishing is the mainstay of the economy including local and foreign vessels. Tourism including cruise vessel tourism has over recent years had a significant visitor profile. The Falklands operates its own shipping register and is a member of the Red Ensign Group.There is a complex range of port state, flag state, coastal state and international maritime obligations and issues. New legislation has been implemented which has enabled the creation and development of a Maritime Authority.
  • To achieve the stated objectives for the post, the postholder will work closely with the Harbour Master who has a more operational and regulatory focus, the Director of Emergency Services and the Fisheries Protection management team within the Natural Resources Directorate.
Criteria Essential Desirable Assessment Method
Education and Training:
Master’s or Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency (STCW Reg II/2.1) with experience in a variety of marine operations.

Or

Marine Surveyor (Certification Society or MCA Approved); Educated to Degree level in a Maritime discipline, with experience of carrying out statutory surveys.

X A
A current car driver’s licence. X A
A business management qualification. X A
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Minimum of 5 years’ experience as Master Mariner or Senior Marine Surveyor gained in an operational environment with exposure to a comprehensive range of Maritime Legislation and operational codes and practices. X A/I
Extensive knowledge of British Marine regulatory framework as applied to red ensign vessels. X A/I/R
Demonstrable knowledge of compliance with IMO Conventions. X A/I/R
Sound knowledge of port and harbour operations. X A/I/R
Comprehensive understanding of UK marine industry legal environment and regulation. X A/I/R
Demonstrable evidence of compiling strategic policy papers and procedures X A?I/R
A sound understanding of port state, flag state, coastal state and international maritime regulation. X A/I/R
Demonstrated ability of delivering challenging projects in line with stated outcomes. X A/I/R
Competent user of computer based management systems and associated software (spreadsheets, word processing etc). X A/I/R
Demonstrable evidence of drafting regulations X A/I/R
Effective management of Port Operations & Port Development. X A/I/R
Experience undertaking Ship surveys. X A/I/R
Knowledge and experience of shipping operations and chartering. X A/I/R
Management of Port, Harbour & Maritime authority operations and development. X A/I
Criteria Essential Desirable Assessment Method
Education and Training:
Master’s or Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency (STCW Reg II/2.1) with experience in a variety of marine operations.

Or

Marine Surveyor (Certification Society or MCA Approved); Educated to Degree level in a Maritime discipline, with experience of carrying out statutory surveys.

X A
A current car driver’s licence. X A
A business management qualification. X A
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Minimum of 5 years’ experience as Master Mariner or Senior Marine Surveyor gained in an operational environment with exposure to a comprehensive range of Maritime Legislation and operational codes and practices. X A/I
Extensive knowledge of British Marine regulatory framework as applied to red ensign vessels. X A/I/R
Demonstrable knowledge of compliance with IMO Conventions. X A/I/R
Sound knowledge of port and harbour operations. X A/I/R
Comprehensive understanding of UK marine industry legal environment and regulation. X A/I/R
Demonstrable evidence of compiling strategic policy papers and procedures X A?I/R
A sound understanding of port state, flag state, coastal state and international maritime regulation. X A/I/R
Demonstrated ability of delivering challenging projects in line with stated outcomes. X A/I/R
Competent user of computer based management systems and associated software (spreadsheets, word processing etc). X A/I/R
Demonstrable evidence of drafting regulations X A/I/R
Effective management of Port Operations & Port Development. X A/I/R
Experience undertaking Ship surveys. X A/I/R
Knowledge and experience of shipping operations and chartering. X A/I/R
Management of Port, Harbour & Maritime authority operations and development. X A/I

Note to Applicants: Please ensure that you demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the job by giving clear, concise examples of how you meet each criterion on your application form.

Method of assessment:

A – Application Form       I – Selection Interview                        R – Reference

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