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Navigation Trainer

  • Post Date:3rd April 2019
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  • Offered Salary £40,000-£49,999
    Salary £39-40k
Job Description

N6 Navigation Trainer – £39-40k

Company Information

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

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N6 Navigation Trainer

Babcock operates outsourced contract for the provision of education and training services to the Royal Navy. The training services comprise Naval technical and tactical training and education, delivered by Babcock instructors as well as training support (e.g. training planning, equipment support, routine maintenance and training design)

The main requirement of the role is to consistently deliver high quality training to Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and International Navigation Course students in accordance with formalised training documentation and in line with Company standards and contractual requirements. There is an enduring need to be ready to multi-skill and work flexibly across roles and tasking within the Warfare Department, as commensurate with brought in skills, and/or as augmented by internal training.

There is a requirement to be qualified in/be prepared to work towards and achieve DTTT Level 4 as part of this role.

The main place of work will be HMS Collingwood; however, some travel may be required between FOAP(T) delivery sites within the UK on a temporary basis.

Main Tasks

Deliver navigation training, in particular astro (or celestial) navigation, tidal theory & prediction and Internation Maritime Law and other training delivery tasks associated with training in line with the contracted Training Plan (SOTT/SOR). This may require travel outside the local area, embarkation and overnight at sea

Provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) advice to Training Design (TD) and Quality Assurance (QA) staff as required.

Ensure Company health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented and complied with at all times for all employees under your direction

Undertake wider contract delivery and support tasks as deemed appropriate by NSO.

Technical Experience and Qualifications  


RN Long (N), PWO (N), Spec (N) or equivalent qualification from other sea going environments

5 years practical sea going experience as a bridge watch keeper (STCW II/1) in a military or merchant environment

Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrable competence in Astro (Celestial) navigation, tidal theory and prediction.


RN WECDIS course successfully completed

RN ECDIS course successfully completed

RN W-AIS course successfully completed

C&G Level 4 Certificate in Education & Learning or equivalent (or higher)

ECDL or equivalent demonstrable proficiency in using IT (hardware/software) within the workplace

Skills Profile

Demonstrates a knowledge and application of relevant learning theories

Demonstrates a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD)

Works collaboratively with colleagues and others within and outside the organisation

Demonstrates effective planning and teaching in the learning environment

Possesses sufficient knowledge to respond to learners needs; professionally as a technical subject matter expert; educationally as a training practitioner and practically as a mentor or coach

Demonstrates effective communication skills in the learning environment

Demonstrates effective coaching skills in the learning environment

Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of assessment methods and can design these as appropriate in order to measure the effectiveness of the training against stated training objectives

Provides effective learner advice, guidance and support

Is able to develop and adapt course material as appropriate

Being Babcock Principles

Build great relationships based on trust: be easy to do business with; support each other – work towards a common goal and tell us as it is – give honest feedback and constructive criticism

Never compromise on Health and Safety: ensure everyone goes home safe every day; challenge unsafe behaviour and update and improve our practices, constantly

Respect people and value their diversity: treat everyone with courtesy and thoughtfulness, be fair with people at all times and listen to others’ points of views

Trust our people to deliver: Give people the authority to do the job; respect colleagues’ expertise and create an environment where everyone can excel

Thrive on complexity: be a problem solver; strive to make the complex simple and keep a cool head in a crisis

Challenge ourselves and each other: inspires colleagues to do their best, always look for better ways of doing things and embrace opportunities to learn

Safeguard customers’ reputations: pull out all the stops, achieve positive outcomes for each other and take ownership and responsibility

Always strive to deliver – be flexible when it counts; be agile and responsive to changing needs and deliver to the highest standards, whenever and wherever


Applicants must have, or be able to obtain, SC Security Clearance


Fareham, PO14 1AS

You will be supporting the delivery of professional training in the RN’s principle training facility near Portsmouth.

Situated on the south coast of England, Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city. From the pomp and ceremony of its proud naval and maritime heritage, to towering world-class visitor attractions, museums and galleries, unique shopping destinations, great places to eat and miles of beautiful waterfront, Portsmouth offers something for everyone. It has excellent transport links and is around an hour from London by road.