For us, working at UKSA is not just a job, we are a community – and our people are our greatest asset. We recognise and celebrate high performance, those who go the extra mile and those who live our core values.
UKSA belongs to all of us, and we welcome fresh ideas and thoughts. We are proud to have an amazing team of over 200 people all of whom are involved in making UKSA a great place to work.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all our staff and volunteers share in this commitment.
More than just a job
“I love working at UKSA as this is where my work family live. There is fun, laughter, learning and real commitment from every staff member to deliver the best training and opportunities to everyone that comes through our doors.”
“When we say we change lives, we really do and I get to see this every day. I love how we support individuals to believe in themselves and to find real hope and promise for the future. It takes just one person to believe in you to effect change, now imagine a whole team of people believing in you. ” Kim Fry, Safeguarding and Welfare Manager
UKSA is a 24/7 business. We support our staff with work life balance through flexible and hybrid working policies.
Continuous growth of our people ensures richness of the mind and sustainability for our charity.
Pictured: UKSA Watersports Team onboard the Farr 65 in 2022
Don’t just take our word for it, ask our staff
“Every day I’m here I see the positive effect we have on young people’s lives. Be it young adults learning maritime skills or schoolchildren laughing and having fun whilst growing in confidence. Priceless. ” Roger Parrott, Head of Finance
“UKSA has a genuine workplace team player ethos, not like other places where it is spoken about but not actioned” Brad Roe, Head Chef
“As a maritime charity, the financial assistance we offer means that students from all background can access our training, and when excellence meets accessibility… amazing things happen.” Poppy Lee, Careers Course Adviser
“Every day you see people’s lives changing for the better. It’s inspirational. Combine this with laughter, smiles and a team united in making this happen means there is no better place to work.” Mark Randerson, Head of Hotel Services
“We’re navigators. We navigate through overcoming a challenge, we discover a little something different about people and we point people in the right direction – whatever that may be.” Gary Kurth, Watersports Manager
“It is not often you come into a job where so many people working for the company have been there for 5+ years, but here there are so many people. This shows that it truly is a wonderful place to be.” Charlie Fairclough, Schools and Groups Administrator
“UKSA is a family away from your family” Kiri Barton, Finance and Facilities Administrator
We are always delighted to hear from outstanding individuals who would like to join our talented and dedicated team. If you would like to explore working for us in 2022 please send us an email with your CV to[email protected]
Established in 2004, Mindful Employer is a UK wide initiative run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Providing employers with easier access to professional Workplace Mental Health training, information and support, the initiative aims to help empower employers to take a lead in supporting the mental wellbeing of their staff. By signing the ‘Charter for Employer Positive About Mental Health’, UKSA have made a public statement of our desire to support the mental health of our staff across the organisation.