Working for UKHO

Careers in the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

Based in Taunton (just off junction 25 of the M5) in the south west of England, the UKHO employs nearly 1,000 people across a range of specialisms including:

  • Technology roles including Developers, Architects and Analysts
  • Chart compilation
  • Bathymetry and surveying
  • Oceanography and marine biology
  • Finance and procurement
  • Product and service development
  • Customer services
  • Marketing and corporate communications
  • Human resources
  • 12 week summer and 12 month internship placements

The benefits of working for us

Our staff get;

  • competitive salaries
  • valuable Civil Service pension scheme
  • a generous leave allowance (35.5 days including bank holidays pro-rata)
  • flexible working including flexi time
  • generous enhanced maternity & paternity leave
  • support for ongoing learning and development
  • sponsored learning e.g. relevant degree’s
  • investors in people organisation and Two Ticks accredited
  • Defence and Civil Service discounts
  • yearly flu jabs, welfare service and occupational health provision
  • free on-site parking, cycle to work and car share scheme
  • on-site crèche (discounted), childcare vouchers, free gym, and a staff restaurant
  • chaplaincy service
  • wide range of clubs and groups sharing hobbies and interests.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Civil service competency framework

The competency framework sets out how we want people in the Civil Service to work. It puts the Civil Service values of honesty, integrity, impartiality and objectivity at the heart of everything we do and it aligns to the three high level leadership behaviours that every civil servant needs to model: Set Direction; Engage People and Deliver Results. Civil servants work in a huge range of jobs across the country and overseas but one thing we have in common is that we are here to support the elected Government, providing advice to help shape its policies and ensuring seamless and practical implementation in line with those policies.

Current vacancies

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