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Marine Society & Sea Cadets – First Lieutenant, TS Jack Petchey

Location: Gosport, PO12 2AB

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary: £30,000 gross per annum

Closing Date: 3 April 2022

Interviews: Mid-April 2022

Application: CV & 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.

MSSC are seeking to appoint a First Lieutenant (Second-in-Command) for TS Jack Petchey, their 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 key responsibilities and tasks of the First Lieutenant are to be the Second-in-Command of the vessel, whilst also acting as the Vessel Safety Officer and the Officer who organises and drives the weekly sea cadet training programme.​

Applicants should have the requisite experience and hold an Offshore Yachtmaster (Motor) qualification, commercially endorsed. 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 require 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 this role will be within the confines of the terms of the Maritime Labour Convention.  The uncertain nature of the working hours are recognised by the holiday arrangements afforded.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact MSSC’s Offshore Office on 02392 765888.

We are a national charity helping to develop lifelong learning skills for the youths of today. With strong links to the maritime sector and Royal Navy. The charity uses the impact of being on the water to change their lives. Offering great flexible work and benefits

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

A recruitment pack and further details can be downloaded from the MSSC website, which details more information on the role.

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