Maritime Programmes, Welfare and Development Officer

Maritime Programmes, Welfare and Development Officer

Location: MSSC National Support Centre, London SE1 7JY

Contract: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £27,000 – £30,000

Closing Date: 19th August 2022 

Interviews: Ongoing

Application: CV & Supporting Statement

Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC) is the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning. We inspire thousands of young people to achieve their potential through challenge and nautical adventure underpinned by the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy. We also enable current and future maritime professionals to realise their potential through learning and self-development. Our work has a transformational impact on both individuals and the communities in which they live and work, positively affecting their life chances and benefiting their communities and society as a whole. Sea Cadets impacts more than 14,000 young people across the UK.

Britain’s oldest maritime charity, the Marine Society are seekinga creative individual who wants to make a difference to the lives of maritime professionals. You will be a highly effective communicator, numerate with good IT skills and an eye for detail. We are a friendly, values-based organisation offering flexible working and generous benefits. The role is located in central London.

Key tasks are to:

  • Support and develop the range of Marine Society services for maritime professionals and seafarers including training and mentoring programmes.
  • Assist in providing an effective and efficient bookshop and library service to individuals, ships and maritime organisations
  • Identify opportunities and promote Learn@Sea courses to potential users and the Coming Ashore programme to seafarers, employers and other potential stakeholders

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

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Darrell Bate or Carla Rockson on 020 7654 7034/29 or email or

A recruitment pack can be downloaded below which details more information on the role.

Recruitment Pack

Closing Date: 19th August 2022

Interviews: On going

Additional Information: For anyone interested in having an informal chat about the role prior to submitting an application, please email the email address. Please also let us know if you would require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the interview process.

MSSC positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from a diverse background. Diversity and inclusion really matters to us, so we can best serve our beneficiaries from every community. We work to ensure a fair and consistent recruitment process and aim to be a charity where diversity of experience, identity and skills are valued and welcomed.

We recognise our responsibilities to safeguard and protect the young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We do all we can to promote their health, safety and wellbeing, and we expect our staff to share this commitment and work in line with safeguarding policy, the MSSC’s values and ethos of inclusivity. We adhere to safer recruitment practices and therefore employment is subject to detailed pre-employment checks for successful candidates, including references and criminal disclosure checks and the completion of a disclosure questionnaire. All successful applicants are required to attend safeguarding training.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check.

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