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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OR-8 - WO2, OR-9 - WO1 - WO/Macr, OF-1 - Mid/Sub Lt - 2Lt/Lt - Plt/Fg Offr, OF-2 - Lt - Capt RM - Capt - Flt Lt, OF-3 - Lt Cdr - Maj - Sqn Ldr
Lieutenant-Commander, Sub-Lieutenant, Warrant Officer 1, Warrant Officer 2, Lieutenant (RN), Lieutenant (RM), Captain (RM), Major (RM)

04/12/2022, 23:55 

2 years
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
NCHQ PORTSMOUTH, Leach Building, Whale Island, Portsmouth
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail

About the role:

This is a dynamic, influential role with a national focus. You will play an essential role in the Maritime Enterprise Engagement team, integral to the Royal Navy’s contribution to prosperity, levelling up and the implementation of the Maritime 2050 strategy.  Your role supports the maritime sector in tackling key challenges facing the industry with a sharp focus on maritime skills, careers and apprenticeships. You will engage with schools, colleges, universities, trade bodies, local authorities, cross-government departments, and industry to drive forward an enterprise approach to delivering the skills, careers, and apprenticeship agenda across the regions and nationally in support of the ‘maritime offer’. 


This role is ideally suited to a self-starter, who thrives on ambiguity, who can seek opportunity through networks and deliver through a collaborative approach.  Open to ranks from OR8 - OF3, with a learning & development background and/or a strong interest in supporting the maritime skills ecosystem.


Who are we:

Following the success of the Solent Maritime Enterprise Zone (MEZ) (2019), established to support the Royal Navy’s contribution to prosperity and implementation of the Department for Transport’s Maritime 2050 Strategy, the MEZ concept has been scaled nationally and branded as ‘Maritime Enterprise’ engagement.


Maritime Enterprise engagement is being delivered through a cross-sector (Maritime, Space, Defence) consortium approach, with the mantra ‘Connect. Collaborate. Deliver’. We connect maritime clusters with like-minded stakeholders from academia, government, and industry, to identify and solve challenges across the sector, delivering impact and prosperity. Our mission, ‘INSPIRE the maritime enterprise to Connect. Collaborate. Deliver.’ represents the diverse nature of this activity.


The intent is to turn the key priorities and ‘calls to action’ from strategies such as Maritime 2050, Clean Maritime Plan, and the National Shipbuilding Strategy refresh, into action which benefits both the maritime community, through added social value, and the RN as an integrated and influential maritime sector stakeholder with significant convening power.  The candidate will drive forward maturing projects that have evolved organically in the Solent region and identify opportunities to replicate similar projects nationally and deliver impact for the various maritime clusters and their ecosystem.


Tasks and responsibilities

  • Manage and engage with internal, regional and national stakeholders. Connect networks, act upon opportunities presented and communicate utilising all channels.
  • Support the National Shipbuilding Office Skills Taskforce and the Maritime Skills Commission as required. 
  • Understand the skills, careers and apprenticeships landscape pertinent to the maritime sector. Develop requirements to deliver against the Maritime Enterprise and Solent MEZ objectives against the ‘maritime offer’.  
  • Work collaboratively across the Maritime Enterprise team and the Solent MEZ to support business coherence. Deliver against the core themes of ‘Connect. Collaborate. Deliver.’ and the ‘INSPIRE’ agenda.
  • Act as a Maritime Enterprise Staff Officer and manage the maritime Skills, Careers and Apprenticeships (SCA) theme, including the identification of resources to support projects allocated to external stakeholders. 
  • Harmonise the approach to the SCA agenda across RN Directorates and external agencies, including the National Shipbuilding Office and Maritime UK. 
  • Facilitate and support specialist Working Groups investigating specific skills needs, both regionally and nationally. Attend external conferences, seminars, and meetings. 
  • Undertake project management activities and assure the quality of the project artefacts. Retain oversight of projects led by external stakeholders.  Support the Maritime Enterprise governance processes. 
  • Provide support to the Hd Maritime Enterprise by carrying out delegated management and representation activities, providing SME advice and support. 
  • Provide support to the Innovation theme lead on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Act as the Data Protection Officer for the Maritime Enterprise organisation. 
  • Act as the Information Manager for the Maritime Enterprise organisation and control and coordinate the infrastructure and content of the Maritime Enterprise MOSS site. 
  • Act as the 1RO for all seconded and holdover Officers and Ratings as appropriate. 
  • Inclusion & Diversity: Promote inclusivity across the Maritime Enterprise, utilising diversity of talent across the network to deliver prosperity and growth across the region.

Must be an OR8 - OF3 of ANY specialisation. 

OF4 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and normally wear the rank of OF3.

Must be serving as a member of the Reserve Forces or have served with the Regular Forces.

Learning and development/education/skills experience.

Project/programme management qualification and/or experience.

Self-driven with a collaborative mind-set.

Knowledge of the regional and national skills landscape with particular focus on the maritime sector SCA.

Knowledge of the regional and national innovation landscape with particular focus on the maritime sector

Knowledge of the wider maritime community – academia, local and national government organisations

Have completed Agile training.

Applicants will undergo an initial eligibility sift. Successful applicants will have their details forwarded to the Post Sponsor to arrange interviews. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Following interviews; the successful applicant will be informed that they are the Preferred Candidate with details being sent to the CM RES FTRS Cell who will continue the recruitment process. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Once the recruitment process is complete then the Preferred Candidate will be invited to take up FTRS.


Eligibility for FTRS/ADC

Any member of the Maritime Volunteer Reserves (RNR, RMR) or the Royal Fleet Reserves (RFR) (Ex-Regular Reserve) may volunteer to undertake a period of FTRS/ADC. Ex-Regular personnel whose RFR liability has run out may be re-instated to take up FTRS/ADC.

Applicants undertaking a period of FTRS/ADC must be suitably qualified by rank, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold one rank or more above or one rank only below the advertised rank. Applicants one rank below may be interviewed at the discretion of the Line Manager and may be employed in the acting higher rank if they are suitable, qualified and meet current promotion regulations in all respects. Applicants prepared to serve in a position at a lower rank then the rank worn will be appropriate to that of the position. Exceptions will not normally be considered.

Applicants must also be medically fit to fulfil the duties which their Commitment will require them to undertake. Personnel who have been discharged P8 permanently unsuitable Naval Service through the MBOS and Employability Board will not be considered.

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