Job vacancy: Human Element Policy Specialist

Post: Higher Executive Officer
Organisation: Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Salary: £29,832 - £32,367

Would you like to help drive continual improvement in maritime safety? Would you like to be part of a team that promotes safety and decent living and working conditions for those working at sea through legislation and non-regulatory means? If so we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a Human Element Policy Specialist, based in our Seafarer Safety and Health branch within the UK Ship Register Directorate. You will support the development and implementation of the MCA's Human Element policy and strategy through regulatory and non-regulatory measures. You would be expected to focus on improving maritime safety performance by developing human performance capability and understanding across the maritime industry.

Your role and responsibilities will include:

  • Continual development of human element/human factors knowledge, using research and investigatory methodology.
  • Promulgation of knowledge and best practice to the maritime industry.
  • Engaging with and influencing stakeholders.
  • Supporting MCA branches and management in applying human element/human factors principles within the Agency.
  • Supporting the wider work of the branch on safety issues.

The role involves some UK and some European/international travel and occasional ship visits.

About you

You will have a good understanding of human element science, thinking and practice – from a recognised qualification or experience of working in a field of human sciences. You have a logical approach to work and enjoy researching and analysing data in support of policy and strategy development. You have excellent communication skills, both orally and written including experience in drafting and distributing information to relevant parties.

About us

The MCA implements the government's maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea.

Safer lives, Safer ships, Cleaner seas: Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world.

We can proudly announce that the Department for Transport has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.

To apply, please click here.

Closing date: 9 February 2018.