ITOPF has responded to more than 800 incidents involving oil or chemical spills worldwide. Our highly skilled international team are ready to assist 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide impartial technical advice.

We operate on a not-for-profit basis and provide a wide range of technical services to promote effective response in the marine environment to back up our core role of responding to ship-sourced spills. Our five key services are spill response, claims analysis & damage assessment, contingency planning, training & education and information.

We are currently advertising for the following role:

Technical Adviser 

Technical Adviser

Technical Adviser (Marine Pollution) - with extensive worldwide travel

The Role  

This role involves travelling worldwide to attend oil, chemical and other pollutant spills, delivering advice to international governments and other parties. You will be assessing claims for compensation, delivering regular presentations and running workshops as part of our preparedness and education work. 

Skills and Experience 

A key requirement of this role is a higher degree in science, engineering or a related discipline, strong written and oral presentation skills and excellent interpersonal skills; as well as availability to travel at emergency short notice. Relevant practical experience in a scientific/technical role is important and pollution control experience is a distinct advantage, as is fluency in a second language to English, particularly French, Spanish, Portuguese or Mandarin. 


As well as a starting salary of c£50-55K, we offer a fantastic benefits package, including working from home options and an excellent continuous training and development programme. 

If you want to join a great team and think this role sounds like the job for you, then please email your completed application form and a covering letter explaining your reasons for applying for this role to ITOPF’s People & Culture team at: 

Closing date: Monday, 13th June 2022 

Relevant documents:

Technical Adviser job description

Technical Adviser application form

ITOPF holds a sponsor licence (issued by the UK Government) and can issue sponsorship certificates for candidates applying for UK work permits.

Vision & Mission Statement

"To be a trusted source of objective technical advice worldwide on preparedness and response to accidental marine spills."

"To promote effective response to marine spills of oil, chemicals and other substances as a means of reducing impacts on the environment and affected communities."

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