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  • What we do:
    Dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers
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    • Trinity House, The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3JW
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About Trinity House

Founded in 1514 and based in London, Trinity House are dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers. They’re responsible for providing and maintaining navigational aids such as lighthouses, light vessels, buoys and maritime radio/satellite communication systems.

The organisation is also an official deep-sea pilotage authority, offering expert navigators for ships trading in Northern-European waters. What’s more, they’re a maritime charity, dispersing funds for retired seamen, cadet training and the promotion of safety at sea. Each year, they donate around £4m to the charities they support.

Master of Trinity House is Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, while the Deputy Master is Captain Ian McNaught CVO MNM.

Their mission is to deliver a reliable, efficient and cost-effective aids-to-navigation service for all mariners, help ensure British commercial shipping is crewed by well-trained men and women, and ensure all mariners get support either directly or through grants to other maritime charities and initiatives.

What is it like to work for Trinity House

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
A very generous training and development budget enables Trinity House to explore the best ways for individuals to learn and enhance their skills for current roles and succession planning.
Monthly wellbeing awareness posters are accompanied by robust absence management policies. All managers are encouraged to have regular team briefings and one-to-ones. The organisation is aiming to introduce a mental health awareness culture in 2019.
My Team
My Team
The organisation puts on social events during summer, in addition to Christmas team-building events.

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