The Recruitment Officer plays a critical role for our UK operations, ensuring appropriately qualified seafarers are employed to maintain full operational capability.
As a company, we play an important role in assisting our customers manoeuvre their large ships in a safe and timely manner in and out of port. We play a significant role in keeping the world supply chain flowing.
You will be responsible for the end to end recruitment process as well as onboarding and offboarding of offshore personnel. You will support the Crewing Manager to maintain a clear manpower and recruitment plan for current and future crewing requirements. Attracting and selecting the right applicants against specific business needs is key. You will work closely with the training department to align succession planning and talent management.
As a small team, occasionally we all need to ‘roll up our sleeves’ and support the frontline business in solving day-to-day issues, whilst maintaining focus on our strategic journey.
You will become part of the UK onshore team and will work closely with many different business functions, such as; commercial, finance, operations and marine standards. The key to our success is combining outstanding customer service whilst maintaining the highest safety standards.
Our crewing and training team work remotely (or in the port closest to where they live). Despite being remote we meet up at regular intervals to get business updates and to align our strategic projects but most importantly to have a good catch up.
This role is flexible in terms of location within the UK, however proximity to one of our port operations would be preferable. We feel that maintaining flexibility helps sustain a good work/life balance, which is highly important to us. UK travel will be required, this will be planned flexibly and based on yours as well as business specific needs.
Please note that you MUST have the existing right to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.
• To support the Crewing Manager in maintaining a strategic manpower plan in liaison with the Operational Managers and the Head of Crewing.
• In liaison with the Operational Managers placing the correct candidates against vacancies in the business on a temporary or semi-permanent basis where required.
• Work closely with the training department to align succession planning and talent management.
• Thorough understanding of IMO and STCW maritime regulations.
• Ensure that all seafarers within your remit have the correct qualifications and experience to work on company vessels.
• Coordinate as required any work permits necessary for non-UK nationals working in the UK.
• Ensure that all aspects of crew certification and compliance are maintained to legislative standards including system management.
• Support internal and external audits as required.
• Manage the recruitment processes for all new hires under the FTS contract
• Manage effectively the individual lifecycle from onboarding to offboarding and all aspects in between.
• Continue to work with our diversity values.
• Maintain good working relationships with any strategic resourcing partners.
• Maintain a close working relationship with relevant internal stakeholders throughout the recruitment process, ensuring good communication and effectively managing the interview stage and relevant outcomes.
• Support for employer branding activities such as career fairs, social media campaigns etc.
• Good utilisation of social media, using various established channels to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
• Ensure that good communication is maintained between the port and crewing department regarding any changes to the manpower plan.
• Support short term crewing requirements in liaison with the Crewing Manager.
• Collate and analyse data for monthly reports and operational statistics.
• Manage the Svitzer UK apprenticeship programme.
You will require an in-depth knowledge and experience within your own job discipline, ability to handle situations and assignments independently and seek advice or guidance on more complex issues.
Furthermore we are seeking;
• Degree level graduate.
• 3 + years’ experience working within a crewing/HR function or a similar related discipline.
• Solid experience in managing end-to-end recruitment processes.
• The ability to collaborate and develop strong business relationships with people in the organisation who may have varying levels of maritime knowledge.
• Strong IT skills, including: Experience managing Outlook email and calendars, highly conversant with all Microsoft Office programmes, social media and specific internal systems.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Flexibility and adaptability to operate in a fast-paced environment, taking ownership and setting directions with minimal guidance.
• Can proactively network and establish effective working relationships with candidates, internal hiring teams and external stakeholders.
• Strong data management and reporting skills.
• Creative problem solver with the ability to thrive in a rapidly growing and changing environment.
• Our working language is English, and you must be fluent with all aspects of the language.
• Ability to engage well with young employees embarking on the Apprentice Programme.
Jobs in Maritime recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination.
We will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, marital status, disability, age, health, employment status, sexual orientation or religion.
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