Offshore Medic & Safety Advisor

Closing Date: 31/10/2012
Duration: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

Gardline Marine Sciences Limited (GMSL) is a leading marine contractor operating a fleet of dedicated vessels including multi-role, nearshore and coastal and wind farm support vessels. Through its subsidiaries, GMSL provides a wide range of integrated marine science services specialising in geophysical, geotechnical, hydrographic, environmental, offshore drilling and oceanographic surveys and remains the largest independently owned survey company in the world.

Working as an integral part of our offshore teams, the Medic & Safety Advisor will be expected to provide comprehensive Medic services and appropriate medical support to all crew, promoting health & safety best practice and each individual’s responsibility towards all others on-board. You will be the focal point for all health, welfare and safety issues on the vessel.

The role will require your advisory, training and auditing skills, as you will be responsible for the ships’ medical facilities and medicines, managing offshore medical care, maintaining records, producing reports and where necessary, proposing recommendations and improvements to the vessel Master, Party Chief and HSEQ Manager. You will also conduct accident and incident investigations as required, adhering to health & safety operating guidelines, Company protocols and sharing information with relevant parties.

It is essential that you are either an experienced offshore Medic, a qualified Medic or Paramedic or have Armed Forces Field Medic experience. You will also hold a relevant medical qualification and preferably a NEBOSH or recognised Health & Safety Certificate. It would also be beneficial to hold auditing qualifications or experience of working with ISO 14001, 18001 or 9001 systems.

To work on our vessels you will need to hold or successfully complete an ENG-1 Medical and STCW95 Survival Course, as this post will be offered under a seagoing contract of approximately 180 days at sea over a 12 month period. We work on projects all around the world, so you must also be prepared to travel and be able to do so without restriction. A full UK driving licence is also required.

Gardline has a workforce consisting of persons from many different countries, cultures and backgrounds, so your ability to build relationships and communicate at all levels will be important, using your personality, attitude and professionalism to influence thinking, improve understanding and achieve goals.

To apply for this role, please do so by e-mail only for the attention of Rob Rae, Recruitment Coordinator at