Offshore Fleet Commanding Officer

Posted 2 January by 360 Resourcing Solutions
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Our client has an opportunity for an Offshore Fleet Commanding Officer to join them based out of Gosport. This role is a full time, permanent position with a salary of c. £35,000 per annum depending on experience.

Our clientis 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 14,000 young people across 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 give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun

About the Offshore Fleet Commanding Officer role

They are seeking to create a new permanent position in the Offshore team. The Offshore Fleet Commanding Officer will command either TS Royalist, or the power vessels TS John Jerwood or TS Jack Petchey, providing relief cover when their permanent Commanding Officers are absent on leave or duty. The new TS Royalist, built in Spain in 2015, is a 35 metre overall square-rigged brig. The vessel undertakes 6 day voyages for up to 24 Cadets (aged 13.5 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 two power vessels are 24m long twin screw ships and carry 12 cadets each (aged 12-18) on similar life-changing voyages.

The key responsibilities and tasks of the Offshore Fleet Commanding Officer when on duty are to be responsible for all activity onboard their vessel, deliver a varied and exciting Sea Cadet experience, and promote their work.

What they’re looking for in their Offshore Fleet Commanding Officer

- Have the requisite square-rig sailing experience, including time in command

- Hold an Offshore Yachtmaster (Sail & Motor) qualification commercially endorsed, or Merchant Navy equivalent

- Hold a current Seafarer Medical Certificate, or be willing to obtain one

- Ability to work effectively with young people as well as the permanent and relief crew members is essential

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 2006. The uncertain nature of the working hours are recognised by the holiday arrangements afforded.

Ship system familiarisation, child safeguarding and any necessary sea safety course refresher training will be given to the successful applicant.

Ship system familiarisation, child safeguarding and any necessary sea safety course refresher training will be given to the successful applicant.

If you would like to join their team as their Offshore Fleet Commanding Officer then please click ‘apply’ today – don’t miss out, they’d love to hear from you!

Closing date for applications: Midday, Friday 1st February 2019

Interview date: w/c 11th February 2019

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.

Reference: 36924807

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