Mission Port Officer / Fisherman Outreach Worker

£7956 per annum
08 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
Dave Williams
Contract Type
Full Time
REF: DW1280
LOCATION: Home based – Covering between Annan and Drummore – commutable from Dumfies, Carlisle and surrounding areas 
JOB TITLE: Mission Port Officer / Fisherman Outreach Worker 
SALARY & BENEFITS: £7956.00 per p.a 
WORKING HOURS: Part Time – 16 hours per week – flexible days/hours 

THE COMPANY & THE ROLE: Are you an understanding person who can offer support and advice to others? 

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 north Solway, (the area between Annan and Drummore), 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 Mission Port Officer / Fisherman Outreach Worker is a Part Time post that attracts a salary of £7956.00 per annum for which an equivalent of 16 hours per week and 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 Troon. It is expected that the Mission Port Officer will support the Mission Area Officer in the delivery of the Mission’s work on the north coast of the Solway Firth, between Annan and Drummore, in a number of ways. You do not need to be an industry expert to excel in this role as will be trained. You will just need to be a practical and understanding person who has a Driving Licence and access to your own vehicle, and be able to manage your own diary. This role is based at ports between Annan and Drummore (commutable from Dumfies, Carlisle and surrounding areas). 

Key Duties for the Mission Port Officer / Fisherman Outreach Worker role :-

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 funerals and other services if such help is requested 

THE CANDIDATE: The successful candidate for the Mission Port Officer / Fisherman Outreach Worker does not need to have experience in the fishing industry, although that would be a bonus. Candidates will need to have a a Driving Licence and use of their own vehicle and be supportive and sympathetic to the needs and concerns facing fisherman and within the industry. This role would be great for anyone with a Social Work background but is open to all applicants from all backgrounds such as Charity & Third Sector, Health & Social Care, Public Services Emergency Services as well as Business men and women! 

Key Experience/ Characteristics preferred for the Mission Port Officer / Fisherman Outreach Worker role :-

Must have valid Driving Licence and use of own vehicle 
Ability to travel between Annan and Drummore (commutable from Dumfies, Carlisle and surrounding areas)
Will need to under go an DBS check 
Excellent organisational and communication skills essential 

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