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Petty Officer Seaman Specialist Royal Navy


Following a career of 24 years + in the Royal Navy I would like to pursue a commercial career in marine projects,instructional duties (navigational,boat driving,sailing etc),facility or security.Although I am open to all other areas of maritime employment


Royal Navy (1985 – present)

• Manager 5.5 years:

Onboard two warships as the Chief Bosuns Mate and as an Instructor of new recruits at entry level and promotion courses for Royal Navy employees at HMS Raleigh

• Team Leader/Instructor 13 years:

Onboard five warships and as an instructor of new recruits at entry level

• Team member 6 years:

Onboard two warships qualifying for the next higher position and embedding core skills


• Pastoral manager of employees

• Direct the manufacture, maintenance, and repair of all rigging equipment.

• Plan and record maintenance of equipment ranging from cranes, boats to safety and survival equipment

• Survey of all rigging equipment including structural problems associated with lifting equipment

• Develop and manage professional progression and personal development of Royal Navy employees including performance reports.

• Solely responsible for the safety of personnel when involved in seamanship evolutions including boat operations and developing personnel in taking charge of evolutions

• Carry out regular reviews of planned maintenance and periodicity. Instigating and administering changes as required

• Responsible for legal requirements concerning lifting equipment supply, use and upkeep including documentation

• Responsible for sea survival training for all personnel onboard RN warships

• Produce and monitor Health and Safety Risk Assessments.

• Member of the Health and Safety Committee onboard warship

• COSHH departmental representative and auditor


• 3 ‘O’ levels and 6 CSE qualifications .Details on request


• Prince 2 Foundation qualified

• ILM certificate in leadership and management

• Maritime and Coastguard Agency advanced fire fighting instructor

• City and Guilds in rigging and sail making

• Maritime and Coastguard Agency efficient deckhand certificate

• Maritime and Coastguard Agency helmsman certificate

• Lifting Equipment Engineers Association surveyor

• Maritime and Coastguard Agency certificate in fire fighting and personnel survival techniques (STW95)

• Specialist lagging Qualified (RN endorsed)

• Advanced power boat Instructor (RYA endorsed)

• Licensed slinger (including fleeting) RN certificate

• Forklift (counterbalance and reach) national basic training certificate (ITSSAR)


Experienced and proficient Petty Officer Seaman Specialist with over 24 years experience within the Armed Forces in the UK and abroad with a background in Facility, Project, Health and Safety. A skilled planner and problem solver with a keen eye for detail. Self motivated and thrives on pressure. Showing initiative and resourcefulness with excellent communication and mentoring skills.


Key Achievements

• Project manager and user stakeholder for the implementation of a new specialisation (Seaman Specialist branch) in the Royal Navy for the entire project life cycle (Prince 2 and APMP) including benefits realisation during the Royal Navy personnel change programme.

• User stakeholder and team manager for fit of the Navy’s latest rigid inflatable boat to type 22 warships including developing and implementing user approved codes of practice.

• Awarded Second Sea Lord commendation for the services beyond those of a Petty Officer in the Royal Navy.

• Successfully regenerated warships Northumberland (2004 in Rosyth) and Cumberland (2007 in Devonport) out of refit closely liaising with Babcock Marine personnel involved in the managing and the manufacture of rigging equipment keeping within the subscribed budget for rigging.

• Successfully deployed to many arduous deployments including Northern Ireland (1987), Iran / Iraq war (1988), both Gulf conflicts(1991 and 2003) and several anti-piracy,anti drug patrols in the Middle East and West Indies

• Instructor of new recruits and serving students on career courses at the Royal Navy School of Seamanship at HMS Raleigh

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