Appointment Details

Sailors’ Society

Job Title: Chief Executive

Job Reference:LAEARA

Closing Date: Monday 6 Apr 2020

Location: Southampton

Founded more than 200 years ago in 1818, Sailors’ Society is dedicated to caring for merchant seafarers: the 1.6 million men and women who keep the world’s economy moving.

We reach out to them where they work, on board the huge variety of cargo and passenger ships in many of the world’s key ports, and to their families and communities at home. Our chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in more than 90 ports around the world, with community projects and services spanning 30 countries.

We welcome seafarers on board ships or in seafarer centres – and when crisis hits, our chaplains are there to help, often travelling hundreds of miles to visit abandoned ships or look after families in need. We provide a wide spectrum of services – from chaplaincy and spiritual guidance to welfare support, access to education and financial help for those in desperate need.

Sailors’ Society now seeks to appoint an exceptional Chief Executive to drive our organisation forward, develop and deliver our next strategy and ensure we thrive as a modern and dynamic charity supporting the global seafarer community. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with strong financial acumen and a successful track record of delivering change. The ability to lead an organisation, motivate a team and work with the Trustee Board to build a strong, effective and high-performance culture will be essential, as will a commitment to the mission and values of Sailors’ Society.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Sailors’ Society on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference LAEARA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 6th April 2020.

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