Posted on :
12 Jun, 2018
OSRL are seeking highly motivated team players to join our oil spill response team in Ghana. We are looking for applicants for our entry level role of Responder where you will be trained to effectively support oil spill response operations on a Global basis. Responders will also carry out the day-to-day response readiness activities, such as the upkeep and maintenance of oil spill response equipment and continuous training to develop, maintain and hone personal competence. Additionally as your skills develop you will be expected to assist with preparedness activities, such as training delivery and consultancy based tasks.
Our teams are made up of people with a wide variety of backgrounds, so if you have any of these skills or experience plus a zest for adventure then we’d like to hear from you:
You might have read Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Oceanology or similar science at University or have an engineering degree. Maybe you are currently working in an environmental role without necessarily having a degree-level qualification. We need people who can understand and justify complicated trade-offs in choosing oil spill response strategies.
You might have undertaken an apprenticeship or learnt a trade in the armed services. We are particularly interested in people with a mechanical engineering or marine engineering hands-on background. Our spill response equipment is largely made up of diesel-driven hydraulic plant and pumping systems, so if you are familiar with this sort of machinery we’ll be glad to hear from you.
You might be working in a civil contingencies planning or a disaster relief role or maybe have completed a degree in disaster management or similar. You might be working in a different role where you are involved in complicated international logistics, perhaps with the armed forces. In order to deliver an effective response, we need to mobilise our people and equipment from our bases at a moment’s notice to anywhere in the world.
You might be a deck officer in the armed forces, coastguard or merchant fleets or a professional mariner within another role. Although we do respond to land-based spills, our big risks are at sea and a knowledge of seamanship and an understanding of tides, currents and charts is an important piece of oil spill response.
At OSRL we are interested in applicants from all these areas as long as you have:
You must be fluent in written and spoken English, but if you have other language skills please let us know; Spanish, French, Portuguese, Bahasa, Arabic and Mandarin are all very useful if you want to work for OSRL.
You will commence your career with two to three years of training in Southampton, UK to prepare you to effectively support oil spill response operations on a Global basis. This unique training programme is structured around our Approved Competence Management System to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding you will require to mitigate the impacts of oil spills. It is anticipated that after this period you will return to Ghana and continue your career in the Ghana office however, dependant on business needs, there may be an opportunity to continue to work in the UK.
Please note that this is an entry level role with a competitive starting salary and excellent benefits package.
If you would like to apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Competition for this position is high so ensure you use your covering letter as an opportunity to promote yourself and your suitability as a Responder with Oil Spill Response.
Closing date for applications is 1st July 2018. The start date for this position will be in September 2018. You must be available to attend our assessment centre in Accra which will run on 23rd and 24th July 2018.