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 great 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. Have a look through the list of vacancies and get in touch with us.

We currently have vacancies for:

Pool Lifeguard (10 hours per week, with additional hours regularly available)

We have an opening available for a fully qualified and experienced Pool Lifeguard to join our team to ensure the safety of all pool users. We’re looking for someone who has no trouble working off of their own initiative, can quickly assess a variety of situations, and demonstrate fantastic customer service throughout all day to day communication, task and activities.

Closing date: Wednesday 29th March 2017

Date for interviews week commencing 3rd April 2017 at UKSA, Cowes

Download candidate information pack here.

NCS Programme Leaders (Full-time, fixed term) you will be required to facilitate the delivery of the programme. It consists of 4 elements; adventure, skills, social interaction and community involvement with a final graduation ceremony on completion.

Closing date: Friday 31st March 2017

Dates for interview: week commencing 10th April 2017 at UKSA, Cowes      

Download candidate information pack here.

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

This position is a Fixed-Term opportunity for 4 months 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: Noon, Monday 3 April 2017 

Interview date: Friday 7 April 2017 at UKSA, Cowes

Download candidate information pack here

To apply for any of the above positions, please download and review the relevant candidate information pack, complete the application form and return to: [email protected]

Successful applicants may be asked to apply for a Standard or an Enhanced disclosure dependent on job role. Further information about disclosure can be found at