MSSC is a charity delivering life changing nautical adventure for young people through Sea Cadets together with personal and professional development opportunities for seafarers with the Marine Society.
Our vision for MSSC:
To be the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning
Our vision for:
To give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy.
To be the first in learning and personal development for seafarers
We will achieve this by:
Offering a fantastic cadet experience that inspires young people through fun and adventurous nautical activity to learn and develop new skills that give them a head start in life, and supporting and engaging with our volunteers who are vital to delivering this
Supporting personal and professional development, we enable those who go to sea or work in the maritime community to learn new skills, gain accredited qualifications and realise their full potential.
We employ approximately 200 employees who are spread across the UK. Employees work in our Head Office in London, but additionally across numerous training centres, boat stations and area offices across the UK. We also have a fleet of 5 sailing vessels, which offer residential voyages for cadets, which operate around the UK shores. In addition to our 200 employee base we also are heavily reliant on our wonderfully dedicated group of 9,000 volunteers who run the 400 Sea Cadet Units across the UK.
Find out more about our vision and strategy here and what we do.
Our culture and values
We are passionate about developing young people to embrace their potential and providing lifelong learning for seafarers. We are driven by what we do and the impact we have. We share a sense of purpose in relation to our vision and believe that together we can, and will continue to have an impact on the lives of young people and seafarers.
We work in line with our core Values and Ways of Working which can be summarised as follows:
Respect: we adopt a professional, can-do approach, which creates an environment where we respect one another’s contribution so we can thrive and grow
Loyalty: we are loyal to our beneficiaries, and recognise the impact that working as one team will have on achieving the charity’s goals
Self-discipline: our approach to planning and prioritising our work ensures excellence so we can achieve the best possible results
Honesty & integrity: this underpins all that we do as individuals and teams. To achieve this we are transparent, embrace feedback and take personal ownership to drive results
Working for us
We have a wide variety of roles which support our work and vision to be the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning. We are passionate about finding talented people that share our vision and values. Success and making a difference depends on hard work and support and we are proud of people that make up our employee team of 200.
What do we look for:
We’re looking for people who are approachable, fun and hard working. We want people who strive to be the best they can and are driven by the impact they can have. We want people who lead by example but are aligned to our vision and values.
Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to fairness and equality and diversity in all that we do. Our Sea Cadets, Seafarers, Volunteers and Employees are our biggest assets and we want to make sure that everyone feels appreciated, accepted and respected. We value the different backgrounds and ideas that individuals bring. We recognise that through promoting a culture that values diversity, it adds significant value to our organisation and additionally teaches young people the importance of inclusion.
Employee Development – we are investing in our employee’s development and have an annual calendar of learning and development opportunities, designed to support employees to develop into their roles and stretch them to achieve their full potential.
Staff conference – all employees come together once a year to reflect on the past year and celebrate success at our offsite staff conference. This is a great opportunity to listen to employee views but for employees to network, share information and socialise..
Private medical insurance
Pension (employer contribution up to 10%)
Life assurance (4x salary) for those that join the pension
Employee assistance helpline