This is a flexible home-based opportunity to deliver the operation of The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland and help grow the footprint and influence of the Society and the seabed mapping profession in general.

The Role:

  • Responsibility for the day-to-day management of THS:UKI and its finances in line with the objectives of the organisation.
  • Maintenance and support of membership of THS:UKI.
  • Responsibility for the content and delivery of all THS:UKI publications, and platforms, including website and social media.
  • Promotion and delivery of THS:UKI events.
  • Promoting the profession of Hydrography.
  • Supporting the Chief Executive in the implementation of the Strategic Plan.
  • Supporting the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS), and the THS:UKI obligations to it.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Degree educated in a scientific related discipline, preferably in the hydrographic / marine sector, or a good level of post graduate experience in a relevant sector.
  • Proven experience in delivering business objectives.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information in an accessible style.
  • Familiarity with editing a website, journal, or newsletters.
  • Experience of working within the Charity or not-for-profit sector is desirable.
  • Capability in events management, preferably catering to national and international audiences.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple objectives simultaneously.
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Confidence when engaging with senior stakeholders.
  • Comfortable engaging with all sectors of the Hydrographic and associated industries including managing relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Able to work independently and to prioritise work set by senior management.
  • Adapts well to changing situations and priorities.

The full job description can be downloaded here.


The Hydrographic Society UK, operating as The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland, is an independent, non-profit making, non-governmental, learned professional society.  It provides a forum for all those involved in activities related to hydrography and associated disciplines, both in the UK and overseas.

To Apply:

Please send a letter of application, explaining how you consider knowledge, skills and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, and your CV to by 30 June 2022.



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The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland


Operations Manager



Closing Date:

01 July 2022