Mercy Ships

Contact: Ropa Rusere

12 Meadway Court
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2EF
United Kingdom

Tel: 01438727800

About Mercy Ships

Two-thirds of the world’s population cannot get access to safe surgery when they need it. As a result, 17 million people die every year from conditions requiring surgery. This is higher than the number who die from TB, malaria and HIV/Aids combined. Mercy Ships is working to tackle this crisis. We operate the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe medical care to some of the world’s least-developed countries. This “floating hospital” is staffed almost entirely by volunteer master mariners, deckhands, engineers, doctors, nurses, dentists, teachers, bakers and more!

Our volunteers give their expertise for free to help treat dental and eye problems, cleft lips and palates, tumours, club feet, childbirth injuries, burns and various other conditions. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has visited 55 countries, providing services worth more than £1 billion that have directly helped more than 2.7 million people. We have also trained 42,000 local professionals in their areas of expertise to leave a legacy that lasts.

25 jobs with Mercy Ships

  • Chaplain/Counsellor

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    The primary focus of our on-board Chaplaincy team is to provide and facilitate the appropriate pastoral care for all Mercy Ships crew members.

  • Medical Supply Assistant

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    It takes a lot to run a hospital ship. Our Supply department is always working hard to ensure we have enough supplies at the right time.

  • Sales Manager

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Mercy Ships

    Did you know the Africa Mercy has a series of shops on-board? The Ship Shop, Snack Bar, and Cafe are all available to crew and guests!

  • Public Relations Liaison

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Mercy Ships

    Seek to develop and maintain relationships with different local media outlets and contacts in-country.

  • Media Liaison

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Mercy Ships

    Our Media Liaisons have the unique role of working with and hosting international and in-country media outlets and requests.

  • Videographer

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Mercy Ships

    We need storytellers. Creative individuals who can look past the tumours and the scars and despair, and see the person standing there.

  • Photographer

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Mercy Ships

    We need storytellers. Creative individuals who can look past the tumours and the scars and despair, and see the person standing there.

  • Writer

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Mercy Ships

    We need storytellers. Creative individuals who can look past the tumours and the scars and despair and see the person standing there.

  • Operating Room Educator

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    Responsible for orientating new Operating Room staff and facilitating training of local Operating Room nurses.

  • Anaesthetist Supervisor

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

     Caring for our patients before, during, and after surgery is the main concern of our anaesthesia team.

  • Sterile Services Technician

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    The Operating Room Team is why our patients travel tens and hundreds of miles to see us. They are central to a clean environment in the theatre.

  • IT Systems Administrator

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    On a modern hospital ship, there is plenty of technology to go around. Whether it be a business system or crew's personal device, the IT team is there

  • HR Director

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    With over 1200 volunteers serving each field service, our Human Resources team on board has a lot of balls to juggle.

  • HR Facilitator

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    With over 1200 volunteers serving each field service, our Human Resources team on board has a lot of balls to juggle.

  • Teacher - Maths

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Mercy Ships

    Our on-board Academy offers the highest level of primary and secondary education to the children of long-term volunteers serving on the Africa Mercy.

  • Hairdresser

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    Let's face it. We all need a haircut sometimes! The hairdresser on board is there for the crew to keep them looking sharp.

  • Teacher - Humanities

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    The Humanities Teacher volunteer position, part of the Academy department, will be on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship.

  • Food Services Manager

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    The Food Services Manager volunteer position, part of the Food Services department, is on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship.

  • Chaplain

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    The Chaplain volunteer position, part of the Chaplaincy Department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship.

  • Accounts Receivables Clerk

    • Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship
    • Voluntary
    • Mercy Ships

    Part of the Accounting Department, this role will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship.