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Vacancy for a Navigation Advisory Services Officer (Shore-based) - Specified Purpose Contract

2nd November 2021

Irish Lights is currently recruiting a Navigation Advisory Services Officer on a specified purpose contract for a minimum duration of 8 months. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced mariner with sea-going and/or shore-based experience. The role will report to the Navigation Services Manager and will work closely with the Local Aids to Navigation Lead and other members of the eNavigation and Maritime Services Team.

This specified purpose contract would be an ideal opportunity to allow the successful candidate gain an insight into the operation of a modern General Lighthouse Authority, tasked with the provision, superintendence and management of aids to navigation for the safety of all sectors and maritime users. The successful candidate will develop their existing experience in stakeholder management, customer support, navigation risk assessments and commercial contracts and have the opportunity to build upon their professional network in wider industries.

The Navigation Advisory Services Officer will assist Irish Lights to meet the requirements of our strategy "Safe Seas – Connected Coasts". The role will focus on the superintendence and management of the 3,600 Local Aids to Navigation (AtoN) and 56 Local Lighthouse Authorities around the Island of Ireland. This typically involves being on the coast inspecting for one week, with the following week spent completing the reports and statutory office-based work. While on the coast, the role is also asked to identify possible commercial and value-added opportunities for Irish Lights.

The ideal candidate will have excellent people skills and an ability to establish and build relationships across multiple agencies and community organisations. They will also have regulatory and business development skillsets and a proven business sales ability and growth mindset.

Applicants must be Officer of the Watch (Deck) STCW 95 or fishing or naval equivalent qualified. A degree-level qualification in a relevant field is desirable.

Please visit our website to view the Candidate Briefing Pack for further information on the role and the requirements -

The closing date for applications is Friday, 12 November 2021. Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Gemma Gregan at [email protected] Please view Irish Lights Job Applicant Privacy Notice on the Vacancies page.

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