The Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC) is the nation’s largest maritime charity and the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation comprising some 400 or so volunteer Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to foster good citizenship in the community.
We are seeking to appoint a Yacht Skipper to take Command of a new Rustler 42 yacht, TS Sir Stelios, which is currently in build in Falmouth, UK and is due to be delivered to the Sea Cadets in early 2018. This exciting opportunity will see the successful candidate take delivery of the new Yacht, conduct a shake down and be involved in her codification, before taking her to London for the naming and commissioning ceremony in April 2018. Thereafter the yacht will embark upon a full season of sea cadet weekly voyages.
The primary task of the Skipper is the safe operation of all aspects of the Yacht’s programme, and maintenance of her equipment, with a key responsibility being the safety and wellbeing of the embarked cadets and staff.
The ability to work effectively with young people as well as the other adult staff is essential.
There is a generous annual leave allowance of 90 days. Employees are eligible to join the employer’s voluntary contributory pension scheme (5% employee, 10% employer), and the MSSC private medical insurance scheme.
This appointment will commence in February 2018.
Applicants should either hold a current Seafarer Medical Certificate (ML5/ENG1), or be willing to obtain one.
For further information, and an informal discussion about this role, please contact Andy Phenna on 02392 765240 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should consist of the completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form, both available from the MSSC website www.ms-sc.org
Please email applications to :email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please print out and post your completed application form to Zivile Tervydyte, The Marine Society and Sea Cadets, 202 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JW.
Closing Date: Midday, Monday 19 January 2018, with interviews due to take place late January.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check.