Development Worker (North West Area)

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Sea Cadets North West, NRHQ Merseyside, East Brunswick Dock, L3 4DZ
£24,000 per annum for a full time role
12 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type


Contract: Full time, Permanent

Hours: 35 Hours per week – Part time applicants will be considered

Location: Sea Cadets North West, NRHQ Merseyside, East Brunswick Dock, L3 4DZ

Salary: £24,000 per annum for a full time role

MSSC (Marine Society and Sea Cadets) is a friendly and focused place to work. As the parent charity for two dynamic, nautical and seafaring organisations we aim to be the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning. We are the governing body of the Sea Cadets, which gives 14,000 young people a great head start in life through nautical adventure based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy, and Marine Society which supports the personal and professional development of seafarers where ever they are in the world.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Development Worker to support the delivery of new Sea Cadet Units and the development of existing Units in our defined priority areas of MSSC’s North West Area and to ensure local delivery is achieved against key targets. Based in the North West Area, you will work closely with other delivery partners and with MSSC local staff, volunteers and young people to:

  • Recruit and help develop new adult volunteers;
  • Recruit more young people to participate in our activities;
  • Provide ‘on the ground’ support to help units develop capability and capacity for the longer term
  • Set up & or support new Sea Cadet units
  • Support Cadet Expansion Project units
  • Co-ordinate & deliver the National Citizens Service project within North West Area
  • Conduct school visits to highlight the value of Sea Cadets and recruit cadets
  • Co-ordinate PR across North West Area units to maximise the Sea Cadets’ profile;

This is an exciting and rewarding role, partly funded by external partners of MSSC who are committed to widening young people’s opportunities to take part in challenging and developmental activities.  The role presents a real opportunity to make a difference, particularly in areas of high deprivation.

Candidates will need to demonstrate experience of recruiting volunteers, strong interpersonal and project management skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of stakeholders. A flexible approach to work and working patterns is also a must.

Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement. Without these documents, we will sadly be unable to consider your application.

We also request all candidates to complete an equal opportunities form (available below) and send this to us along with your application.

To Apply 

Please click the "Apply" button below to be directed to the Ms-sc website to download the recruitment pack and application form.

Please email your full application to Alternatively, please print out and post your completed application to HR, The Marine Society and Sea Cadets, 202 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JW.

For an informal discussion about the role, please email

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.

Closing Date for applications: midday 25 July 2019 with interviews to be held on 13 August 2019.

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