Finance job opportunities at the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency is an executive agency of the UK Department for Transport (DFT). We are a team of 1,260 staff and 3,500 volunteers. Our Headquarters are in Southampton, and we have office and co-ordination centres around the UK coast.

Our vision is to be a world-leading organisation, accelerating the transition to sustainable shipping with non-negotiable safety standards and we put our people, our customers and our planet at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to:

  • Be the world’s best performing flag state
  • Be a modern, progressive regulator
  • Grow UK maritime economy & employment
  • Be the world’s best performing coastal state
  • Reduce fatalities at sea
  • Be a world leader in maritime innovation and,
  • Be the go-to centre of expertise for UK maritime

Does YOUR job matter?

What WE do matters!

Our work affects people every single day. Whether at the beach, coast or sea, people rely on our 24-hour coastal rescue service 365 days a year and our Marine Surveyors ensure high standards of safety for all boat users. We understand the significance of our work and achieving our vision.

And Finance is a key enabler.

Our Finance team is embarking on an ambitious transformation programme to provide superior finance business partnering and strategy services to the whole of the Agency. We need to on-board serious finance professionals, who really understand the business we are in, the challenges the agency faces in the medium to long term and can support the directorates to deliver to time, to cost and to quality.

Nikki White, UKMS Deputy Finance Business Partner (HEO)

“Being relatively new to MCA and the Civil Service, I am still finding my feet. However, I am finding that I am able to use my skills from previous roles and enhance on them within the work I do. There is still a lot for me to learn and that makes for a very exciting journey.”

As a result of this transformation programme our team is growing and we have the following roles available:

Why choose the MCA?

Claire Grace, Finance Business Partner (SEO)

“Living and growing up by the sea, I know how important it is to help prevent loss of life at sea and on the coast. It is a privilege to be part of an organisation that carries out this important work. There are also great benefits on offer at the MCA including a fantastic pension scheme, flexible working arrangements and a generous holiday allowance.”

Kevin Knight, Finance Business Partner (SEO)

“The Maritime and Coastguard Agency are undergoing a significant period of transformation as it seeks to keep pace with an ever changing socio-political landscape, continuous developments in technology, and changes in environmental conditions. Joining the MCA provided me with a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in this transformation.”

Barbara Obrusznik, Assistant Finance Business Partner (EO)

“The work that the MCA does is truly spectacular and there are so many exciting things ahead. I am proud to be a part of it. There is a strong emphasis on professional development, which is very important to me. The deciding factor in applying for the Assistant Finance Business Partner position was the possibility of remote working as I am based in Scotland.”