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Senior Maritime Warfare Instructor

Job Req ID:  126161
Posting Start Date:  29-Aug-2021

Watson Bay, New South Wales, AU

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 
  • WANTED: Ex-Principal Warfare / Navigation Officers
  • Permanent Fulltime Position
  • Relocation Assistance Available


About You

You are a motivated, resilient and focussed professional who prides yourself on the ability to deliver training to the next generation of Navy Officers.  You are committed to becoming an integral part of Serco Defence, the leading provider of maritime services in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.  You’re a respectful and professional person who demonstrates exceptional values in everything you do.


About the Role

This is an exciting civilian role where you can utilise your specialist experience to provide Navigation and / or warfare expertise during the development and delivery of training to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).  Working in a small but focussed team, you will enjoy the intrinsic rewards to training output and the support of a global services company.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • The highest levels of personal integrity and behaviour
  • Must have successfully completed the RAN Long Navigation Course or Principal Warfare Officer (PWO) Course – or international equivalent
  • Must hold a Platform Endorsement and Bridge Watchkeeping Certificate on any major / minor vessel
  • Proven experience as a Navigation Officer or PWO
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, including the ability to show initiative and work effectively under pressure
  • Must be flexible around shift rosters


This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment as an essential selection component for this role.


About Us

We are proud to support the Australian Defence Force and have been providing critical support services in our region since 1997. We help in ways that matter such as the maintenance of biomedical equipment and complex weapon systems, integrated logistics, simulator-based training, asset management, engineering and project management, the provision of professional maritime support as well as operating a range of marine vessels.  We are also proud to have been selected to design, build and operate the Australian Antarctic Division’s state-of-the-art icebreaker.  


At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Healthcare, Immigration, Justice and Transport. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. To learn more please visit


Join Us

If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.


Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do.  We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter.


We are committed to diversity and we encourage people from different backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse and people with disabilities to apply.

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