Yacht Skipper

Marine Society and Sea Cadets
£22,900 per annum
Closing date: 
Wed, 05/12/2012


Marine Society and 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.

The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to foster good citizenship in the community.

They are seeking to appoint a Yacht Skipper for TS City Liveryman, one of their Tradewind 35’ sail training yachts based in Gosport, with effect from March 2013.

The vessel undertakes six-day voyages for five Cadets and 1 adult 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.

Applicants should have the requisite experience, (minimum qualification Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial endorsement) and should also either hold a current Seafarer Medical Certificate, or be willing to obtain one.

The ability to lead and manage a team and work effectively with young people is essential.

The successful applicant will be required to become/remain a uniformed member of the Sea Cadet Corps and will be responsible to the Offshore Commander.

There is a generous annual leave allowance of 90 days per annum.
Employees are eligible to join the employer’s voluntary contributory pension scheme (5% employee, 10% employer), and the Organisations Private Medical Insurance scheme.

For a full job description and person specification, please visit our website.

For an informal discussion about the post, contact Barbara Hoyle on 02392 765888 or email: bhoyle@ms-sc.org.

Applications should consist of a completed application form, and the completed equal opportunities monitoring form, both available from the website.

Please feel free to submit your CV in support of your application.

Please email applications to: sbuckton-holloway@ms-sc.org.

Alternatively, please print out and post your completed application form to Simon Buckton−Holloway, The Marine Society and Sea Cadets, 202 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JW.

Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 5 December 2012

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


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