UKSA is a youth charity that uses the power of the sea to transform the lives of thousands of young people each year, funded in part by being the world’s largest provider of marine training, ranging from watersports instructor, through to training officers working on vessels up to 3,000 gross tonnes.

We are a fantastic organisation to work for, providing a supportive, challenging and progressive environment to work in. We are often on the lookout for new talent to join our team.

Our current vacancies are detailed below:

Watersports Instructors and Senior Watersports Instructors 

We are seeking Watersports Instructors and Senior Watersports Instructors to add to our existing team for the 2017 season until Sep/Oct.  The role involves teaching a variety watersports disciplines to our diverse customers on our RYA Adult & Youth short courses, UKSA Schools & Groups taster sessions, and includes some evening work activities.   To find out more, please review our candidate information pack and if you feel you have what it takes we look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date: n/a

Download candidate information pack here 


12 x National Citizenship Service (NCS) Programme Leads (Fixed term with a range of start dates this summer)

We are currently seeking to recruit 12 x NCS Programme Leads to facilitate all activities for learners, consisting of 4 elements; adventure, skills, social interaction and community involvement with a final graduation ceremony on completion. If you are a great communicator and enjoy inspiring young people aged 15 – 17, we’d like to hear from you.

Closing date: Friday 30 June 2017 

Interviews: On or before Monday 10th July 2017 at UKSA, Cowes, Isle of Wight

To find out more, please download our candidate information pack below.

Download candidate information pack here


Lifeguard (immediate start). A variety of hours are available on either a permanent, or fixed-term basis, depending on your availability.  Hours may fall over any day of the week and may also include bank holidays.

If you are RLSS or NPLQ qualified, we have an opportunity to join our hands-on team of Lifeguards to ensure the safety of all swimming pool users.  We’re looking for people who have no trouble working off their own initiative and make decisions confidently in a variety of situations. Safety, tidiness and cleanliness of the changing rooms, showers and toilets are very important aspects of this role, as is the  storing, handling of chemicals to maintain the correct balance in the pool.  At UKSA we go above and beyond to provide a fantastic service to our customers and we expect Pool Lifeguards to share a commitment to excellent customer experience.

Closing date:     Thursday 6 July 2017

Interviews:        Monday 10 July & Tuesday 11 July 2017

For further information download a candidate application pack here:

Download candidate information pack here


MCA Training Manager

We are seeking a full time permanent MCA Training Manager to join our successful team.  This role is responsible for delivering high quality professional training to comply with regulatory frameworks for all levels from new starter to Master of a 3000gt Large Commercial Yacht.  The post holder will work alongside the Yachting and Watersports Managers to manage MCA courses, instructors and equipment and also develop the MCA business to assure the long term sustainability and proud reputation of UKSA’s wider charitable activities.  If you have proven management and leadership skills, great communication skills, and a strong customer focus, we’d like to hear from you.

Closing date:  10 July 2017  

Interviews:  4th August 2017 at UKSA Headquarters, Cowes, Isle of Wight

To find out more, please review our candidate information pack (click below). To apply, please download an application form (see top right) and submit your application to [email protected]

Download information pack here


Fleet Maintenance Operative (40 hours per week over 5 days)

This position is a Fixed-Term opportunity starting ASAP until the end of September 2017 in the first instance to support our fleet re-fit programme.  Applicants must have a good understanding of keelboats, dinghies, powerboats and yachts and demonstrate strong practical experience of fleet maintenance in the boatbuilding or yacht maintenance industry.  Working as part of a team and with some independent working, you will ensure the smooth transition from maintenance and refit to back-in service with minimal disruption to our core business activities.  You will take responsibility for ensuring all work is carried out within Health and Safety regulations and UKSA’s Standard Operating Procedures and are in line with agreed timescales, specification and budget.  It is essential that you are a good communicator, highly organised and can demonstrate attention to detail with accurate record-keeping across all routine, refit and inspection works.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 10 July 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 18th July – Wednesday 19th July 2017 at UKSA, Cowes

Download information pack here