We are looking for new staff to join our team. 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.



Community Fundraiser


The Fishermen’s Mission provides emergency and welfare assistance to active and retired commercial fishermen and their families through practical, spiritual and pastoral support. Every year we help thousands of beneficiaries, many in desperate circumstances.

Frontline operations are delivered through a network of full and part-time Port Staff, along with a number of volunteers that is spread around the coast of UK including Northern Ireland. The larger fishing ports have centres that provide basic domestic and recreational facilities, while others have welfare offices and some areas are covered by staff alone. The Port Staff is on-call 24/7 365 to respond to accidents and injuries at sea.

The operational staff are supported by a small Head Office team comprising the Chief Executive (who is also the Chief Operating Officer) and the Director of Business Development, with administration provided directly by the Executive PA, Senior Port Operations Administrator, and the Operations and Business team.

The Fundraising Team is responsible to the Director of Business Development and comprises of a Trusts and Legacy Manager, two full time Regional Fundraising Managers and one part time Regional Fundraising Manager. Port Staff also have fundraising targets.

Job Description

To pro-actively increase the income raised from local communities, primarily in the defined geographic area, in a cost effective way, and in accordance with national income generation strategies and with strict adherence to the Institute of Fundraising Code of Conduct and the Fundraising Standards Regulator.

To recruit, motivate and retain volunteers and third parties to raise money for the Fishermen’s Mission in the ways specified in the various strategies.

Application Form Community Fundraiser (Part Time)

Job Description – Community Fundraiser Part Time

Equality and Diversity Policy

Please return in an envelope marked “Private and Confidential” to:-

Mrs Hanna Taylor
Fishermen’s Mission, 4400 Parkway, Solent Business Park,
Whiteley, Fareham, Hants, PO15 7FJ

or via email to

Tel: 01489 566916

The information provided by you in this application form will be handled and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.



Mission Area Officer – South West England

The coast of the South West of England is home to many hundreds of commercial
fishermen. This role covers the area from the river Tamar in the west to Weymouth
& Portland in the east and also encompasses North Devon & Somerset.

The Fishermen’s Mission maintains a strong ecumenical Christian presence along the
coast in order to provide emergency, practical welfare and pastoral support to active
and retired fishermen and their families of all faiths and none.

MAO (SW) is currently assisted by a part-time Mission Port Officer (MPO) based in
Plymouth who covers Plymouth & Salcombe and another in Weymouth, covering the
Weymouth/Portland area. It is our intention to engage at least one further MPO, to
cover North Devon. In addition there are a number of volunteers named Honorary
Agents, who are normally drawn from key parts of the industry, these along with
other volunteers and supporters assist in many aspects of the work of the
Fishermen’s Mission. MAO (SW) is responsible for planning and coordinating the
work of MPO and the various volunteers to support him/her in their roles. 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.

Commercial fishing along the south coast faces many often daunting challenges,
such as strict legislation on fisheries, catch size and days at sea, or bad weather and
shoe string operational margins. By some measure, fishing is the most dangerous
occupation in the UK.

The Fishermen’s Mission is motivated by its historic and ongoing commitment to
share the love of God. This is done with deep sensitivity and with a focus on practical
action – “Christianity with its sleeves rolled up”. The Fishermen’s Mission has no
denominational affiliation and an ability to work ecumenically is important. We seek
to work closely in co-operation with local churches in our Christian ministry to the
fishing community. The spiritual support we offer will include a willingness to lead
funerals and other services as appropriate.

This is an exciting and challenging post and the successful candidate will be part of a
dynamic nationwide team at a time of significant development within the Fishermen’s

Please click on the links below to download the relevant information.

Full Job Description

Application Form for Mission Area Officer Brixham

Equality and Diversity Policy


Please return application forms to :-

Mrs Hanna Taylor
Fishermen’s Mission, 4400 Parkway, Solent Business Park,
Whiteley, Fareham, Hants, PO15 7FJ

or via email to

Tel: 01489 566916

The information provided by you in this application form will be handled and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Closing date for applications will be 9th May 2017 

Interviews will be held at our office in Brixham. 

The Fishermen’s Mission, Birxham Laboratory, Freshwatter Quarry, Brixham, TQ5 8BA on 16th May 2017.

All offers are subject to references and DBS checks being received