TS Royalist based at Gosport

Salary and Benefits

£20,000 per annum

Date Posted: 11/12/2017
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Applications should consist of a completed application form, and the completed equal opportunities monitoring form, both available from our website. Please feel free to submit your CV in support of your application.


Marine Society and 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 objectives – to foster good citizenship in the community and to help young people towards responsible adulthood by encouraging valuable personal attributes and high standards of conduct, using a nautical theme based on the customs of the Royal Navy.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Bosun for our square-rigged brig TS Royalist from February 2018. The vessel is based in Gosport and undertakes 6-day voyages around the UK and near continent, with 24 Sea Cadets and 8 adult staff. There are occasional deployments further afield when the ship participates in the Tall Ships Races.

The ideal applicant will have experience of square rig sailing and general seamanship. The Bosun is primarily responsible for upper deck equipment, spars, sails, yards, berthing wires, ropes, fenders, awnings, flags and fittings on deck and aloft. Mainly employed on the Foredeck, the Bosun must have the ability to lead and manage a team and to work effectively with young people.

The successful applicant will be required to become/remain a uniformed member of the Sea Cadet Corps and to undertake an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. The post holder will be responsible to the Commanding Officer TS Royalist, through the Sailing Master.

There is a generous annual leave allowance and the salary for the role will be disclosed on application. Employees are eligible to join the employer’s voluntary contributory pension scheme (5% employee, 10% employer), and the Organisations Private Medical Insurance scheme.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Offshore Office on 02392 765888 email:

Applications should consist of a completed application form, and a completed equal opportunities monitoring form, both available from the website - Please submit to: The HR Officer, MSSC, 202 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JW or email:

Closing date for applications: Monday 8 January 2018.
Interviews will be held mid January 2018.

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