VTS Team Leader

Salary: £30,734 The following allowances are in place for this role: £2000 - Shift working allowance. £2000 - Night working allowance £1000 - Weekend and Public holidays. Please note that these are pro-rata for part-time employees.

Employment Type: Higher Executive Officer; Permanent

Location: Dover

Closing Date: 7th May 2021

We welcome applications from all communities and we don’t discriminate against any identity. We’re interested to hear from you, regardless of your background.
Are you looking for an opportunity to help build and shape a new team in the MCA?
Do you want a role that will enable you to develop your skillset and become part of genuine innovation?
Would you describe yourself as a natural leader?
YES, YES and YES? This could be the role for you!

Job description
We are changing how we do things here at the MCA and as a result, we have an exciting new role in our team based in Dover for a VTS Team Leader. You will be leading and managing a team of operators responsible for the delivery of the VTS operations within the defined areas of the Channel Navigation Information Service and Sunk VTS.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Accountable to the VTS Manager for the operational delivery and oversight of VTS operations.
• Providing leadership and direction to a team of VTSOs
• Work collaboratively with peers and to provide the VTS Manager with a regularly updated analysis of the risk picture for their delegated area of responsibility
• Reviewing performance on VTS incidents, exercises and other operations
• Managing the effective provision of a vessel traffic service for their Area of operation
• Responsible for reviewing management information systems for their teams and amending resource allocation as necessary
• Ensuring that a culture of safety is maintained at all times.
• Participate in investigations
• Responsible for the management for VTS Operators within their operational teams
• Planning, prioritising, and managing workload
• Balancing work against resource where assessed as necessary
• Provision of accurate management information as required to inform the Divisional Management Team.
• Undertake training to meet the ODP leadership and management Level 3.
• Undertake training to meet the V103/2 VTS Supervisor and V103/4 On-Job-Training Instructor

About you
You will come to us with a extensive knowledge and understanding of either HMCG – VTS Operations, VTS – Port Operations, or Officer of the Watch – radar operations.
You will hold the following qualifications, or be willing to work towards these whilst in the role: V103/1 VTS Operator holder including appropriate V103/3 Local Knowledge Endorsement for Channel Navigation Information Service and working towards obtaining the Local Knowledge Endorsement for Sunk VTS.
You will be somebody who is looking for a role where you can use your flair for leadership and a desire to improve the service whilst maintaining the excellent reputation of the MCA. You are charismatic and can communicate in a confident, concise manner.
We are looking for someone who is highly organised with excellent time management skills, and can successfully lead a team within a busy and demanding operational environment.
This is a great next step in your career, giving you the opportunity to really showcase your leadership style and hone in on your natural ability to develop others and help them achieve their best.
About Operational Delivery Profession (ODP)
Operational Delivery Profession (ODP) is the largest and most diverse professional community across the Civil Service. Many of us will have an association with several professional communities or specialisms, ODP applies to all public facing roles / or a role that is primarily aligned to supporting the work of those with public facing roles. All critical to the delivery of UK public services’.

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Making Effective Decisions
Communicating and Influencing
Changing and Improving
Technical skills
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
Coastguard Technical Framework – Nautical Knowledge – Level 3.

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

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The following allowances are in place for this role: £2000 – Shift working allowance. £2000 – Night working allowance £1000 – Weekend and Public holidays. Please note that these are pro-rata for part-time employees.

Things you need to know

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.
We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.
Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.
The Civil Service Nationality Rules has been updated following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The new rules will come into effect on 1st January 2021. We urge people from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland to be familiar with the updated Nationality rules prior to applying for this role.
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
Please tailor you CV to suit the role. For your statement of suitability, please utilise the word count to evidence the following:

• Organising and leading a team within an operational environment
• Demonstrable experience in either of the following operations:

  • HMCG – VTS Operations
  • VTS – Port Operations
  • Officer of the Watch – radar operations

This vacancy is using Success Profiles. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.
For this role we will assess your Experience, Strengths, Behaviours, and Technical Skills.
For the technical element we will assess you against the Coastguard Technical Framework – Nautical Knowledge – Level 3. Level 3 is detailed knowledge as follows: The jobholder needs to have developed their knowledge and have experience of applying this in a range of situations. Can deal with the majority of situations encountered without supervision. In a supervisory role the individual will be capable of identifying an appropriate response to a scenario.

The sift is due to take place w/c 10th May 2021.
The interviews are likely to be held w/c 24th May 2021.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.
The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview, role play, and presentation
You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.
Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.
If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the ‘Contact point for applicants’ section

Further Information
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Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.
Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email DRGComms@dft.gov.uk for assistance.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
UK nationals
nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
nationals of the Republic of Ireland
nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name : Mike Bill
Email : mike.bill@mcga.gov.uk

Recruitment team :
Email : dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information
If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here (https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/) to visit Civil Service Commission