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Specialist Instructional Officer (Coppersmith/Pipeworker)

  • Public sector
  • 09/07/2024
  • £28300.00 /yearly
  • Full Time & Permanent

Job Overview

Job Type

Full Time & Permanent

Salary

£28,300 yearly

Date Posted:

09/07/2024

Expiration date:

12/08/2024

Additional Detail

Job ID

11361

Job Description

Defence School of Marine Engineering, HMS Sultan, Gosport, Hants, PO12 3BY

Job summary

Do you want to work family friendly hours, enjoying up to 25 days paid leave (raising to 30 days over five years) plus bank holidays, free on-site parking, subsidised site gym membership and access to coffee shops and café? 

Are you experienced in marine pipework engineering or have associated skills? Could you use your extensive knowledge and skills to deliver training to the next generation of Royal Naval Marine Engineers, whilst encouraging them to achieve their full potential? Do you wish to be part of a team who are encouraged to develop new skills and be innovative in the way we deliver our business? Then you could be the person we are looking for.

The Defence School of Marine Engineering, HMS Sultan, is looking for Specialist Instructional Officers (Coppersmith/Pipeworker) to train our future Technicians and help them develop the skills needed to maintain the Royal Navys latest and next generation warships and submarines.

This position is advertised at 37 hours per week. 

Job description

The post holder is responsible for imparting practical and theoretical marine pipework engineering training to Royal Naval personnel.

You will have the opportunity to make a real difference across the Royal Navy by providing appropriately trained personnel to ensure safe maintenance and operation of equipment onboard the ships.

The position is based at the Defence School of Marine Engineering, (DSMarE), situated at HMS Sultan in Gosport. DSMarE is responsible for delivering all aspects of Marine Engineering training to Royal Navy personnel; additionally, some training is also delivered to Army, RAF and Civilian personnel, and to members of Foreign and Commonwealth Armed Forces. 

This post currently attracts an Allowance of £6000 per annum. This is subject to annual review.  
 
This post may be in scope for potential outsource under Project Selborne from May 2025.

Person specification

A successful candidate will be responsible for delivery of training in the required subjects to classes of up to 8 trainees per class. Instructional loading will absorb up to 80% of your time. When not instructing, the post holder will be required to maintain currency in subject matter, prepare teaching material, upkeep designated subject course documentation, develop new training delivery techniques such as virtual and online training, invigilate and mark examinations/ assessments, propose course ware change requirements and set new examination questions as appropriate. Once experienced, mentor and develop new team members.

Applicants should have served a recognised Coppersmith/Pipeworker apprenticeship within a marine engineering environment, possess the appropriate formal qualifications: ONC, City & Guilds (Part 3,) BTEC or equivalent, and have a minimum 5 years experience within the advertised discipline.

Candidates who have completed an equivalent military engineering apprenticeship and have a minimum 5 years technical experience will be deemed to meet the necessary requirements.

A good understanding of Microsoft Office and its applications.

Qualifications

Applicants should have served a recognised Coppersmith/Pipeworker apprenticeship within a marine engineering environment, possess the appropriate formal qualifications: ONC, City & Guilds (Part 3,) BTEC or equivalent, and have a minimum 5 years experience within the advertised discipline.

Candidates who have completed an equivalent military engineering apprenticeship and have a minimum 5 years technical experience will be deemed to meet the necessary requirements.

A good understanding of Microsoft Office and its applications.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Candidate will be assessed against the appropriate level of required to perform the instructional role. A practical skills test and short theory exam will be used to assess candidate suitability.
Alongside your salary of £28,300, Ministry of Defence contributes £7,641 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

Alongside your salary of £28,300, Ministry of Defence contributes £7,641 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

  • This post attracts a non-pensionable allowance of £6000 p.a. in addition to the basic salary listed.
  • 25 Days annual leave, increasing to 30 days after five years, and public holidays.
  • 15 days Special Leave with pay for Military Reserve Service.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role.
  • Opportunity to gain further education qualifications.
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • Civil Service pensionwith an average employer contribution of 27%
  • Free Parking
  • Subsidised site gym membership
  • On-site Creche and Nursery facilities (at cost)
  • On-site there are a variety of refreshment kiosks and cafes, with popular high street stores within 5 minutes walk

Where business needs allow, some roles may be suitable for a combination of office and home-based working. This is a non-contractual arrangement where all office-based employees will be expected to spend a minimum of 60% of their working time in office, subject to capacity and any required workplace adjustments. Requirements to attend other locations for official business, or work in another MOD office, will also count towards this level of attendance. Applicants can request further information regarding how this may work in their team from the Vacancy Holder (see advert for contact details). Defence Business Services cannot respond to any questions about working arrangements.

The post does not offer relocation expenses.

External recruits who join the MOD who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a six-month probation period.

Please Note: Expenses incurred for travel to interviews will not be reimbursed.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Any move to MOD from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.

The Ministry of Defence is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its staff which includes educating them on the benefits of not smoking, protecting them from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and supporting those who want to give up smoking. Under the Smoke-Free Working Environment policy, Smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including combustible and chewing tobacco products) will not be permitted anywhere in the Defence working environment however some exemptions are in place, please refer to local guidance. The policy is Whole Force and includes all Defence personnel, contractors, visitors and other non-MOD personnel. All applicants seeking, considering, or accepting employment with the Ministry of Defence should be aware of this policy and that it is already in place at a number of Defence Establishments.

MOD Recruitment Satisfaction Survey we may contact you regarding your experience to help us improve our customer satisfaction. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. You may however be given the opportunity to provide additional information to help us improve our service which includes the collection of some personal data as defined by the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). The MOD Privacy Notice sets out how we will use your personal data and your rights.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

Candidates can apply for the post online via the Civil Service Jobs - GOV.UK page (Google) using the 'What' title Education/Training; & 'Where' title Gosport.

Candidates will be required to provide CV details to include job history; qualification details and previous skills and experience.

Candidates will be required to provide a statement of suitability (250 Words).

At interview, you will be assessed against the following Success Profiles Behaviours:

  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together

We'll assess your technical skills during the selection process by:

  • To deliver a 10 minute presentation on a subject related to the post.
  • Short (30 mins) Multi Choice Theory Exam
  • Practical capability assessment via an in house trade test.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. If you need to advise us that you need additional help or reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact: [email protected] .

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.



Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Security

Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).
People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service
Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) 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 (opens in a new window).
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.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found. To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan (opens in a new window) and the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (opens in a new window).
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.
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 : Mr Russell Gordon, Allied Trades Training Manager.
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Telephone : 02392 542542

Recruitment team

Further information

Please ensure you read the attached candidate information document prior to completing your application. If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received from DBS, or believe that DBS has failed to follow the recruitment process in line with the Civil Service Commission principles of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of Fair and Open competition, you can raise a formal complaint by writing to DBS at the following address: Defence Business Services, Scanning Hub, Room 6124, Tomlinson House, Norcross Lane, Blackpool, FY5 3WP. If after raising your complaint with DBS you remain dissatisfied you can complain directly to the Civil Service Commission at the following address: , Civil Service commission, Room G/8, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ Or by email: [email protected].

 
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