Marine Engineer

Marine Engineer, TS Royalist,

Location: ship based out of Gosport, PO12 2AB.

Contract: Permanent, Fulltime

Salary: C. £29,000.00 depending on experience

Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 14,000 young people across 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 give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

We are seeking to appoint a Marine Engineer for our flagship, TS Royalist, a 32m sail training brig based in Gosport.

The vessel will undertake mainly 6 day voyages (but occasionally longer voyages) for up to 24 Cadets at a time around the UK and near continent, from March to November. From December to February, the vessel undergoes winter maintenance, which may include a docking, usually in the Portsmouth/Gosport area.

The primary task of the Marine Engineer is the maintenance and safe operation of all hull, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, fuel, sewage and water systems, services, fittings and equipment in TS Royalist and the planning and execution of maintenance periods.

Applicants should have the requisite experience and skills outlined in the person specification. They should also either hold a current Seafarer Medical Certificate, or be willing to obtain one. The ability to work effectively with young people as well as the permanent and relief crew members is essential. Ship system familiarisation, child safeguarding and any necessary sea safety course refresher training will be given to the successful applicant.

The particular demands of seagoing employment require the incumbent to be available for duty for prolonged periods and working hours cannot be defined in terms of numbers of hours per week, nor will overtime be recognised. However, the working and rest hours for this role will be within the confines of the terms of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006.  The uncertain nature of the working hours are recognised by the holiday arrangements afforded.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact MSSC's Offshore Office on 02392 765888.

Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement. Without a supporting statement, we sadly will be unable to consider your application for this role.

Please email applications to Alternatively, please print out and post your application to the HR department, The Marine Society and Sea Cadets, 202 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JW.

Applicants may also submit and optional Equal Opportunities Form by downloading this below. A recruitment pack is also available detailing more information on the role.

Marine Engineer Recruitment Pack

Equal Opportunities Form

Closing date: Midday, Friday 3 January 2020

Interviews expected to take place week commencing 6 January 2020

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.