Location: Home based with significant UK travel and travel to MSSC HQ (approximately 1 day per week). Evening and weekend work will be an essential part of the role.

Salary: c. £38,000 per annum pro rata depending on experience

Contract: One year fixed term contract, part-time, 21 hours (3 days a week)

We are currently recruiting a dynamic and experienced researcher to lead on a multi-generational impact study to evidence the impact of the Sea Cadet experience. By assessing our impact we can more clearly explain our purpose and improve on the Sea Cadet experience.

This role will be home based but with significant UK travel required in the main fieldwork phase of the project and very frequent travel to MSSC HQ (approximately 1 day/week). A high proportion of the visits and interviews will occur during the evenings or weekends therefore the researcher will need to be both able and prepared to work with a great deal of flexibility.

The project will be overseen by an external Advisory panel and Directors from MSSC and ideally will suit someone with extensive research and impact study experience.

About you

You will be experienced at undertaking interviews, running focus groups, collating, analysing and processing large amounts of data. You would ideally also have the ability to work with our Communications team to find ways to use this data and related findings for promotional activities.

Some knowledge or experience of the Sea Cadets would be useful, but is not essential.

The successful candidate will be passionate about working with young people and the charity sector and want to put their skills and knowledge into practice as part of our team.

About us

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.  As an employer we embrace flexible working, invest in staff training and professional development and are committed to equal opportunities for all.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact

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

We also request all candidates to complete an equal opportunities form (available below) and send this to us along with your application.

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

Closing date: Midday, 30 April 2019

Interviews:  14 May 2019

The successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and/or a PVG Disclosure Scotland check as relevant.

Researcher Recruitment Pack

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form