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:


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

We are currently seeking to recruit 18 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.

Close date: Monday 24 April 2017

Interviews: Thursday 4th May or Friday 5th May 2017

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: 2nd May 2017

Interviews: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at UKSA Headquarters, Cowes, Isle of Wight      

Download candidate information pack here.

Part Time Receptionist (Permanent) – 25 hours per week working Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

We now have an opening available for a part time Receptionist to join our growing team at UKSA.  It’s vital that applicants have strong experience of working within a customer-facing and fast-paced environment, where superb communication and interpersonal skills are essential to ensure the smooth and effective running of the reception function and uphold our strong reputation.  Working as part of a team and with some independent working, you will be a positive central point of contact for all staff, customers and visitors, and ensure the smooth and efficient coordination within the role.  The role offers a very wide range of tasks and responsibilities and no two days are the same; the post holder can be expected to use their creativity to support the continuous improvement of the service including developing and implementing new ways of working.

Closing date: Noon, Tuesday 2 May 2017

Interviews: Tuesday 9 May 2017, at UKSA Headquarters, Cowes, Isle of Wight

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]

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