Associate Director of National Marine Facilities

Ref: 5830

National Oceanography Centre

Southampton, UK

Role Managed by:

Deya Demerdzhieva

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Industry Research and Development

Salary & Benefits: Salary (up to £89,000) will be commensurate with experience and the seniority of the post

Closing Date: 27/06/2022

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The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the UK’s centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences. As an independent, self-governing organisation and one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world, its remit is to provide national capability and leadership in big ocean science.

Comprised of a vibrant community of around 650 staff covering a range of specialist fields, backgrounds and experience, the NOC is a truly multi-disciplinary centre undertaking and enabling world-class science and technological development.  It is a community in which each employee plays a crucial role in advancing the frontiers of science and knowledge through their world-leading research and knowledge sharing – all with the ultimate aim of contributing to the health of the oceans and thereby improving the world in which we live. The work is driven by a strong sense of values and purpose and an unwavering commitment to a ‘one NOC’ approach.

National Marine Facilities (NMF) is the division of NOC that draws together a wide range of services and capabilities to support marine scientific research in an impartial and transparent way. Operating the Natural Environment Research Council (UKRI-NERC) 2 blue water vessels and the National Marine Equipment Pool (NMEP), which includes the Marine Autonomous Robotic Systems (MARS) Group, NMF’s mission is to develop, co-ordinate and provide major platforms, observing systems and technical expertise required by the UK's marine science community. 

The NOC is now seeking an experienced strategic and operational leader as the new Associate Director National Marine Facilities (NMF). Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer/CFO, and working collaboratively with the other Associate Directors, the AD NMF balances compliance with international and national regulation, UKRI-NERC governance, and the safe, efficient, and effective delivery of NMF services and facilities, whilst also supporting NOC in the delivery of its strategic objectives. The appointee will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for NMF, driving innovation to ensure it remains at the cutting edge of the integrated provision of scientific technology for marine science, ensuring that the NOC remains ahead of the curve in collecting, analysing and sharing data from the ocean, and setting it on a path to becoming the world’s most innovative oceanographic institution. The AD NMF will also represent NOC in the wider national and international Marine community and play a key role in supporting of delivery of the NOC’s vision and mission.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate substantial experience in the maritime or marine science sector or in a similar engineering or large-scale infrastructure setting, together with a track record of success in a senior leadership and management role. Knowledge of marine science research and marine technology development are desirable. The successful candidate will be an outstanding team leader, motivating and supporting colleagues internally in delivering NMF’s diverse operational objectives and building strong external relationships within the wider community, to develop the reputation of NMF and NOC as a provider of world-class services and facilities.

Salary (up to £89,000) will be commensurate with experience and the seniority of the post. In addition, NOC offers a generous benefits package including 28 days annual leave, plus 3.5 local closure days and 8 public bank holidays, and a contributory Group Personal Pension Plan.

The National Oceanography Centre strongly encourages applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5830.  For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Deya Demerdzhieva at Deya.Demerdzhieva@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0) 20 7340 7361.

The deadline for applications is noon BST on Monday 27th June.

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