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Lead Test Engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Test Engineer to join our Software Engineering team. The role will provide technical leadership in software testing and assurance, supporting and enabling our development teams in their delivery of the UKHO digital vision.

£42,507 - £45,571
24th October 2021
11.55 pm
Software Developer (Remote)

We have a number of exciting opportunities for a Software Developers & Senior Developers to join our expanding agile development teams. Our Developers work with a wide range of technologies, software tools and systems across multiple business are with languages including C#, Java, Python, React and JavaScript.

£26,737 - £35,338
31st October 2021
11.55 pm
Senior Marketing Communications Manager

We are looking for a Senior Marketing Communications Manager, and there may be more than one role available as the UKHO is an organisation looking to grow.

As part of our Marketing team, you will ensure effective communications with the market using advertising placement, PR, web and other related media, including events. This involves devising and implementing marketing communication plans in line with corporate and commercial objectives and other performance targets.

£42,507
31st October 2021
11.55 pm
Senior Microsoft 365 Reporting Specialist

The role will provide support and guidance to customers on their use of the various collaborative Microsoft 365 technologies used. You will have extensive knowledge in the ‘art of the how’ and will ensure that UKHO make best use of its investment in Microsoft365 & PowerPlatform services.

£33,287
31st October 2021
11.55 pm
Digital Communications Manager

We are looking for a Digital Communications Manager who will lead the implementation of digital campaigns for our £160m ADMIRALTY Brand. Reporting to the Digital Marketing Manager and part of a digital team within Marketing Communications, you will be the guardian of frontline communications on all of our digital platforms and online media.

£42,507
31st October 2021
11.55 pm
Tactical Product Specialist (Littoral and Riverine)

This task encompasses the full spectrum of activity, from product updating and delivery to the development of new products to meet the changing needs of our customers and ensure safety of life at sea. The Littoral and Riverine (LitR) section reside within Tactical Products. LitR production is highly dynamic and operationally focused to support some of the UKs most important Defence operations.

£26,737
7th November 2021
11.55 pm
Associate Delivery Manager to Delivery Manager development role

We are looking for a Associate Delivery Manager/ Delivery Manager to join an expanding agile community. You’ll be responsible for managing a small or mature agile team and learn on the job to deliver a product or service.

Your work will include breaking down barriers for the team and planning at both a higher level and in detail to ensure things happen when needed. Initially you may work alongside a delivery manager on a larger team, shadowing and providing support, or working to deliver an element yourself under guidance and mentorship support from the Agile Coach and/or other Delivery Managers.

£33,287 rising to £42,507 on successful completion of training and development plan.
7th November 2021
11.55 pm
Applications for advertised job vacancies at the UKHO will be considered against the specific criteria listed in the job advert.
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Disability Confident scheme

At the UKHO, we embrace diversity and promote inclusion and equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident employer, which includes offering a guaranteed interview to candidates with disabilities, providing they meet the minimum selection criteria.

If you are a disabled candidate and wish to be considered under the Disability Confident guaranteed interview scheme, you will be able to indicate this as part of the application process.

Civil Service Recruitment

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Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, please contact Human Resources, UK Hydrographic Office, Admiralty Way, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2DN. 

The Civil Service Code forms part of the terms and conditions of every civil servant. More detailed information can be found at on the Civil Service Commission website. 

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Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance, please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK. 

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As a UKHO employee, you'll benefit from flexible working, regular development opportunities, and much more. Our award-winning office in Taunton, Somerset also provides an open and dynamic workplace for our people.

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We are always looking for talented and skilled individuals to join the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to complement our existing team. Our apprenticeship scheme can help you to develop these skills under the mentorship of internal experts while furthering your education and gaining a formal qualification at the same time.

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Software engineering careers

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Find out more about software engineering at the UK Hydrographic Office and how you can apply for one of our specialist roles.