We’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 SophieDavies@fishermensmission.org.uk.
Mission Port Officer – Skye
The Fishermen’s Mission, founded in 1881, maintains a Christian presence in United Kingdom fishing ports, in order to provide emergency, welfare, practical and spiritual support to fishermen. We are seeking to extend and develop our work with active and retired fishermen in Skye and the Kyle of Lochalsh, together with their families, as part of our strategic plan to provide an effective and flexible service to the whole fishing community, however remote. The Fishermen’s Mission is committed to exercising a Christian ministry amongst fishermen. This ministry is exercised with the utmost discretion, and the deepest sensitivity to those of all faiths and none. The focus is on practical response to emergency and welfare need. The Mission’s work is often described as “Christianity with its sleeves rolled up”.
There is complete flexibility in relation to how the hours are constructed. Overall responsibility for the area lies with the Mission Area Officer, who is based in Mallaig. It is expected that the Mission Port Officer will support the Mission Area Officer in the delivery of the Mission’s work in Skye and the Kyle of Lochalsh in a number of ways, including the following:
- An ability to respond quickly with pastoral, welfare, and practical support for fishermen and their families when accident strikes.
- A special emphasis on the welfare support of retired and active fishermen and their families, especially those in particular need – this is likely to include home and some hospital visiting.
- To participate in the development of good relationships with active fishermen in local harbours
- Spiritual support will include a willingness to work closely alongside local churches in exercising a Christian ministry to fishermen. This might include participation in
Please download and send all completed application forms to Hanna Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Hanna Taylor, Fishermen’s Mission, Mather House, 4400 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Hampshire, PO15 7FJ
Closing date for applications is for Friday 22nd August
Interviews will be held on Thursday 29 August.