Third Officer

  • Post Date:4th June 2019
  • Apply Before: 30th June 2019
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Job Description

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is currently looking for a Third Officer to join the RRS Sir David Attenborough. This is an exciting opportunity to work on-board a world-leading polar exploration and research vessel. The state-of-the-art on-board facilities and future-proof containerised laboratories on this world-leading science platform will offer new research opportunities for polar scientists.

The successful candidate will take part in supporting Arctic research cruises in the northern summer and carrying out research programmes and transporting people and supplies to the BAS research stations in Antarctica during the austral summer

Purpose

Third Officer A:
– To be responsible for the management of a navigational watch & port watch.
– To maintain the LSA, boats and their engines, PSKs, GSKs and assist in all deck operations.

Third Officer B:
– To be responsible for the management of a navigational watch & port watch.
– To maintain the FFA and ship’s lifejackets/floatation suits, act as Meteorological Officer and assist in all deck operations.

Duties

Third Officer A:
• Charge of a navigational watch at sea and Day/Night aboard duties while in port.
• To maintain any BAS or external documentation corrected up to date as required by the Master.
• To be responsible for the control, maintenance and issue of Personal Survival Kits & Group Survival kits in accordance with Polar Code guidance.
• General deck department duties to the specific instructions of the Master or Chief Officer.
• To assist in deck/boat/scientific operations as required.
• To maintain and operate the ship’s boats in liaison with the Launchman, Chief Officer & Chief Engineer.
• To maintain and supply, working life jackets & boatsuits.
• To maintain records in the Planned Maintenance System to a high standard.
• To notify the Chief Officer in good time when requisitions are required for spares or replacement of equipment.
• To maintain the stock and control the issue of working polar clothing.
• To undertake any other duties consistent with the key responsibilities and duties of the post, as directed by the Ship Master.

Third Officer B:
• Charge of a navigational watch at sea and Day/Night aboard duties while in port.
• To maintain any BAS or external documentation corrected up to date as required by the Master.
• General deck department duties to the specific instructions of the Master or Chief Officer.
• To maintain the ship’s flags in good repair and to ensure adequate flags are carried for the intended itinerary.
• To assist in deck/boat/scientific operations as required.
• To maintain the ship’s firefighting equipment and helideck firefighting/safety equipment.
• To maintain and supply the ship’s life jackets and floatation suits.
• To download / source meteorological forecasts and promulgate these amongst the bridge team in conjunction with the Electronics Officer (Comms).
• To act as Vessel Meteorological Officer and maintain the vessel’s met equipment to a high standard. This also includes liaising with the Met Office with respect to the Voluntary Observing Fleet and overseeing that submitted met reports are made in a consistent and timely manner (liaise Master).
• To maintain records in the Planned Maintenance System to a high standard.
• To notify the Chief Officer in good time when requisitions are required for spares or replacement of equipment.
• To undertake any other duties consistent with the key responsibilities and duties of the post, as directed by the Ship Master.


Further information and application details are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/vacancies. We will not accept an application without the completed application form.

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 72/19
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 30th June 2019
Interview date: w/c 8th July 2019
Proposed start date: TBC

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.