ITOPF has responded to over 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.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we have devoted efforts to developing 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. The five key services that we offer are spill response, claims analysis & damage assessment, contingency planning, training and information.

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We currently have vacancies for a Technical Adviser.

TECHNICAL ADVISER (Marine pollution)

ITOPF is an international, not-for-profit organisation providing the maritime industry with objective technical advice, expertise, assistance and information on effective response to releases of oil, chemicals and other pollutants in the marine environment. ITOPF’s work is varied and challenging. It involves giving advice world-wide on the most appropriate methods for responding to oil and chemical spills from ships, minimising their impact on economic resources and the environment, and the provision of compensation.

Candidates should possess, as a minimum, a higher degree in a scientific, engineering or related discipline and also preferably have relevant practical experience of pollution control, and/or the effects of pollution on marine resources. Fluency in a language other than English would be a distinct advantage. The successful candidates must be willing to travel extensively, often at short notice, and be able to work under pressure. Good physical fitness, strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral presentation abilities, and computer literacy are all vital. 

Starting salary (circa. £50K) will be commensurate with experience and include a generous benefits package.

If you feel you meet the above criteria and would like to apply for the Technical Adviser position, please complete an application form. This should then be submitted along with your current CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. 

Job Description

Application form

For any further information please contact:

Natalie Boyle (HR & Pensions Administrator)

ITOPF Limited, 1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1HQ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7566 6999


ITOPF does not have a sponsor licence (issued by the UK Government) to employ workers from other countries who do not already have the right to work in the UK.  This means that ITOPF can only employ people who can demonstrate their right to work in the UK before their employment starts.

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."