circa £70,000 + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) is the UK’s National Seafarers’ Welfare Board and the umbrella charity for the UK Merchant Navy and fishing fleets. Using an endowed investment fund, the MNWB supports and promotes quality welfare services to active and retired merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependants.

The MNWB Council of Management is made up of an equal number of representatives from Ship owners (UK Chamber of Shipping), Unions (Nautilus International and RMT), maritime charities and specialist advisors. Council meetings are observed by the UK Government represented by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Executive to run a high profile and leading UK maritime charity.

The Chief Executive is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operation of the MNWB. Working with trustees, you will lead an experienced and passionate staff to develop programmes and projects to support Constituent member organisations. Acting as Company Secretary, you will work with trustees in pursuance of the charity’s key objects supporting 45 Constituent member organisations and operating 16 Port Welfare Committees covering all UK ports and Gibraltar.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • A senior executive with a successful track record of operating within the maritime charity sector
  • A focused deliverer with proven experience of managing and maintaining high profile relationships with stakeholders
  • A charismatic and exceptional leader with strong influencing and listening skills
  • An innovator, able to work in partnership in order to manage challenges that may arise
  • An understanding of the welfare needs of the Merchant Navy and Fishing sectors
  • A strategic thinker with a visionary, ambitious and inspiring approach who will be able to identify potential new ways of working to benefit maritime charities and their seafarer/fisher beneficiaries
  • Experience of working in the charity sector
  • Proven record of managing programmes and projects
  • Geographically mobile and happy to travel to meet the demands of the role


You will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK

Competitive salary + benefits + contributory group personal pension scheme. 

MNWB is an equal opportunities employer so we want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential. Please let us know if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you. 

To apply, submit your CV and supporting letter.

Closing date: 8th October 2021

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"Supporting the provision of quality welfare services for seafarers and their dependants"

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Refreshed on: 27 September 2021
Closed date: 08 October 2021
Tags: Senior Management, Governance

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