Maritime Operations Officer

The Company

Ambrey is a maritime security services specialist. Established in 2010 to create a security company that was more dynamic and creative than most traditional security firms, we have a fresh approach that puts the client’s needs first. With over 120 permanent staff and 7 global office locations, we are the market leader in providing safety, security, marine and risk management services to the Shipping, Oil & Gas, and Offshore industries.

The Role

This position is for a Maritime Operations Officer (MOO) in the Operations and Intelligence/Risk Department, the post will report to our Senior MOO. The MOO’s primary responsibilities will be providing proactive routing advice in response to intelligence alerts to ensure the safe and efficient routing of vessels.


  • Complete voyage risk assessments.
  • Review, advise and guide on vessel regional Best Management Practices (BMP), including route advice and vessel schedule administration.
  • Provide incident support and dynamic re-routing as necessary.
  • Be part of a team that maintains a 24/7 watch, ensuring the safety and security of our client’s assets and personnel.
  • Respond promptly and effectively to any incidents or breaches, escalating as required and taking appropriate action to mitigate risk.
  • Communicating directly with the Master in the event of an alert and providing relevant security and routing advice, advise an alternative route when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the watchkeepers and Guardian operations managers.
  • Create/fulfil shift handover documentation.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Officer of the Watch (OOW) Unlimited.
  • SSO Ship Security Officer.
  • Must have officer experience, any rank considered.
  • Navigation Training.
  • Knowledge of Maritime risks and Merchant shipping.
  • The ability to receive and assimilate a variety of information.
  • The capability to work independently.
  • Accustomed to working efficiently under pressure in challenging situations.

Terms and conditions

  • Salary: Salaries will be dependant on experience. The expected salary for a junior officer ranges between £30,000-£40,000, while more senior ranks can anticipate earning between £40,000-£50,000.
  • Twelve-hour shifts, over 4 days with 4 days off, to include nights and weekends.
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Place of work: This position will be located in the Southampton area, and we require candidates to be locally available.

Our Vision

To be the trusted global provider of safety, security, marine and risk management solutions

Our Values – The Ambrey Way

  • Accountable- “Safety first” is our promise, it’s the Ambrey way and we don’t compromise on compliance
  • Moral- We pride ourselves on doing the right thing and delivering on our promises with integrity
  • Bold- We value those who strive to master new things. We never stop learning, improving and pursuing the highest quality
  • Reliable- We always deliver. To us this means being dependable, responsive and agile in everything we do
  • Entrepreneurial- It’s our spirit. We innovate, explore, create and elevate. We have fun and celebrate while working hard
  • You, Me & Us- We know teamwork produces the best results for our clients. We are respectful, inclusive, empowering and compassionate

If you’re interested in being part of our team, we’d love to hear from you. Just send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to

The Job Description for this post will be subject to routine review and revision in order to meet the developmental requirements of the company. The post holder may be required to undertake additional appropriate duties as directed and required.