We are currently looking for Mission Area Officer. See below for more details

All on stepsWe’re a close-knit charity which has stayed true to our Christian calling since we were established in 1881.

The Fishermen’s Mission is an equal opportunities employer so when you work with us, you’re valued, supported and encouraged.

If you think your skills, experience, passion, and drive can benefit the UK’s fishing communities and the families within them, please take a look at our vacancies when they are listed.

Volunteer at Head Office (Part-Time)

The Fishermen’s Mission is delighted to announce its urgent need for a new, part-time volunteer who is at least 18 years old to help support its busy fundraising team at its Head Office near Fareham.

The role will involve undertaking vital desk and online based research in order to provide the Trust & Legacy Manager and the Partnerships Manager with fundraising leads and other information to help maintain and develop its fundraising initiatives.

For more information about the role and/or an application form, please call Sophie Davies on 01489 566922 or email her at


Mission Area Officer – Orkney

The Fishermen’s Mission aims to maintain a strong ecumenical Christian presence throughout Orkney to provide emergency, practical welfare and pastoral support to active and retired fishermen and their families of all faiths and none.

A part time, 3 day a week MAO (Orkney) is an expansion of our commitment to the area, which has been served for some years by a part time volunteer. As the MAO (Orkney) role develops, it is anticipated that additional operational and administrative staff may be required, while volunteer recruitment and management will also be encouraged.
The core work is peripatetic outreach activities that involve significant amounts of travel around the area to build relationships, unearth suffering and deprivation and to deliver event or life changing outcomes for our beneficiaries, no matter how remote or isolated.

Commercial fishing in and around the islands of Orkney faces many, often daunting challenges, from strict legislation on fisheries, catch size and days at sea, to bad weather and shoe string margins. By some measure, fishing is the most dangerous occupation in the UK.

The Fishermen’s Mission prides itself on offering a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year emergency response service. A willingness to respond swiftly to fishing emergencies and accidents remains at the heart of our purpose. In addition to our emergency work, the Fishermen’s Mission seeks to provide a comprehensive welfare service – dealing with the full range of issues. All our staff undertake training as caseworkers and need to develop skills in assessing need and making relevant applications for grant support. Most of our port staff work particularly closely with the Shipwrecked Mariners Society and will usually act as their agents.

Click on the links below to download the documents.

Application Form – Mission Area Officer Orkney

Job Description – Mission Area Officer

Equality and Diversity Policy

Please return all applications forms to

Hanna Taylor, Executive Personal Assistant
Fishermen’s Mission, 4400 Parkway, Solent Business Park,
Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7FJ

or by email to

Closing date for applications is 20 February 2018 and interviews will be held on 26 February 2018 at the Seafarers’ centre in Kirkwall