Marine Engineer TS John Jerwood

Marine Engineer – TS John Jerwood

Location: Ship based off Gosport, PO12 2AB

Contract: Full time, Permanent,

Salary: c. £29,000

Closing Date: Monday 27th January 2020

Interviews: Early February 2020

Application: CV and supporting statement

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 15,000 young people over 400 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 TS John Jerwood, a 24 metre power youth training vessel based in Gosport. The vessel undertakes 6 day voyages for up to 12 Cadets (aged 12 to 18) at a time, around the UK and near continent, from March to November. From December to February, the vessel undergoes winter maintenance, including a docking, usually in the Gosport area.

The Engineer's responsibility spans the hull, structure, main and auxiliary machinery, electrical and electronic systems, fuel, water, LP air and hydraulics, and the planning and execution of maintenance periods. A comprehensive level of advice and support to the on board Engineer is provided by our two office based Engineering Technical staff 

Applicants should have the requisite experience and should have completed an approved engine course. 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 requires the incumbent to be available for duty for prolonged periods and working hours necessarily need to be very flexible.  Although overtime will not be recognised, the working and rest hours for the 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 of Marine Engineer on board TS John Jerwood, please contact MSSC's Offshore Office on 02392 765888.

Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement without this, 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 an optional Equal Opportunities Form by downloading this below. A recruitment pack is also available detailing more information on the role by visiting out website.

Equal Opportunities Form

Marine Engineer Recruitment Pack

Closing Date: Monday 27th January 2020

Interviews: Early February 2020

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