The UK Hydrographic Office, Distribution Manager

Taunton, Somerset
13 Feb 2019
22 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Flexible, Full time

We are looking for the successful candidate to start after 1 April.

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is a great place in which to explore your career potential. We provide high quality marine geospatial data to seafaring industries and develop products that are used to navigate the waters safely. This enables a multitude of clients to achieve optimum results and drive profitability.

While our projects are career-defining, the work/life balance that we can offer you is equally exceptional. From flexitime and flexible working, various training opportunities and a brand- new office that is designed to give our employees the best possible working environment, the opportunities open to you at UKHO are hard to beat.

A vacancy has arisen for a Distribution Manager to join our International Centre for Electronic Navigational Charts (IC ENC). It is an exciting time to join the IC ENC team, as the fast paced developments within this industry are enabling a variety of successful business opportunities. This role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work with international stakeholders and to positively impact financial revenue. 

You will therefore need strong financial and business acumen, as you create and lead developments that successful maximise revenue.  Excellent communication and influencing skills will also enable you to develop successful stakeholder relationships and monitor performance through audit activities.

The ability to work collaboratively and flexibly is also key, as it will enable to you to build a strong knowledge base of the business and its products, as well as allow you to succeed in an ever changing, fast paced environment.  While you will benefit from plenty of support courtesy of our ‘one team’ approach, this role will require you to be autonomous and make effective decisions.

The successful candidate will be assessed on the following experience, skills and behaviours from the civil service recruitment framework both at application and interview:

You will be short-listed and interviewed against the following criteria:

  • Behaviours (level 3) - Civil Service Success Profiles
  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Working together
  • Effective Decisions
  • Working at Pace

Please refer to the Civil Service Behaviours booklet at, to support you in demonstrating these criteria.


  • Experience or the ability to develop a knowledge base of the distribution methods of charting products and ENCs (for example international regulations and organisations, challenges faced).


  • An understanding of ECDIS, ENCs and the associated IHO and IMO standards.

To join us, please get in touch and send a copy of your CV, as well as a covering letter detailing how you meet the above requirements of this job.  We also recommend visiting our website at and viewing the job information sheet for this vacancy.  Closing dates for applications are 22 February 2019 at 12pm.

For further information on our Civil Service Recruitment framework, called success profiles, please visit:

Against the backdrop of a friendly and progressive team who want to help you achieve your ambitions, this is a career move that you won’t regret. 

Closing Date 22 February 2019