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Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is intent on becoming the best maritime safety organisation in the world – combining prevention, enforcement and emergency response – whilst supporting the whole maritime industry.

We provide a 24-hour maritime search and rescue service around the UK coast and in the international search and rescue region through HM Coastguard and inspect and survey ships to ensure that they are meeting UK and international safety rules. We also provide certification to seafarers, register vessels and respond to pollution from shipping and offshore installations.

Become a Marine Surveyor

The role of a Marine Surveyor with the MCA is extremely varied and no two days are the same.  Marine Surveyors inspect and audit a variety of different vessels, large and small, international and domestic, to make sure that UK and International Regulations are met.

MCA want the best. And for the best Marine Surveyors, a competitive package is offered– great career options, flexible working patterns, attractive remuneration and a Civil Service Pension Scheme.

There are no lengthy applications forms, just a CV and personal statement. For more information and to apply, follow the links below:

Marine Surveyor - Engineer discipline:  https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1554511 

Marine Surveyor - Naval Architect disciplinehttps://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1554512 

Marine Surveyor - Nautical discipline: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1554513 

Listen to Bari talk about his role as a Marine Surveyor in the video below.


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You can have a full time job and still be a coastguard rescue officer.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency will write to your employer telling them that you’re a rescue officer and asking if you can respond to emergencies during work hours.

You can still go on holiday – just let your coastguard manager know when you’re going to be away.


As a public body, we publish regular information about what our equality and diversity objectives are and how we’re meeting them.

We treat all our staff fairly, providing equality and diversity in all areas of employment, regardless of race, ethnic or national origin; age; religion or belief; sex or gender identity; marital status; disability; sexual orientation; working pattern; employment status; caring responsibility or trade union membership.

Benefits at Maritime and Coastguard Agency

List of all the benefits that Maritime and Coastguard Agency are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working
  • Generous Annual Leave
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Work Life Balance

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