Senior Communications Officer (Media, Social & PR)

Location: MSSC HQ London, SE1 7JW

Permanent contract

Salary: £33,000 gross per annum

MSSC (Marine Society and Sea Cadets) is a friendly and focused place to work. As the parent charity for two dynamic, nautical and seafaring organisations we aim to be the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning. We are the governing body of the Sea Cadets, which gives 14,000 young people a great head start in life through nautical adventure based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy, and Marine Society which supports the personal and professional development of seafarers where ever they are in the world.

We are looking for an experienced, creative and confident Senior Communications Officer to join our busy team of three and help deliver the best profile raising results for our brands through a range of media and PR initiatives.

You will be proactive, with a range of communications experience from managing press launches to developing creative ideas with impact and delivering impressive results to budget and deadline. An experienced communications professional you will be well able to develop and sell in stories to a range of national outlets. Naturally you will have strong written and verbal communications skills with the ability to influence positively at all levels and be able to perform under intense time pressures.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter and a strong team player who can make things happen.  You will ensure we deliver great communications over a range of integrated channels from print to digital that engage, influence and drive the charity’s profile amongst its key stakeholders.  You will work with the Senior Communications Officer (Marketing and Digital) and the have a functional line management responsibility for the Communications office along with the other senior. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage your skills to help the charity and the team to grow.  Ideally you will have a PR qualification but this is not essential.

We offer great benefits such as the opportunity to join MSSC voluntary contributory pension and private medical insurance schemes.  Plus we support continuous professional development with a range of opportunities for you to hone your skills.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Director of Fundraising & Communications on 020 7654 7035 or email:

Recruitment pack is available below.

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 applications to . 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 for applications: 20 April 2018

Recruitment Pack

How to apply

Thank you for taking an interest in working for us. If you feel you have the skills and experience that we are looking for, please send your CV, supporting statement and include a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Please submit applications to