Mercy Ships
London (Greater)
04 Feb 2019
04 May 2019
Short Term

Are you interested in coming with your family? This position qualifies for a family cabin on board! Get in touch today to find out more!

The Captain volunteer position, part of the Deck department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship.

Summary: Manage, oversee, and direct the safe navigation and operation of the assigned ship in a professional manner. Liaise with the ship's officers in all matters to ensure smooth management of the technical areas of the ship.

About the role: The maritime volunteers on-board the Africa Mercy are a vital part to making it possible to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa. If you have spent your career on the sea and want to use those skills to make a positive change in the lives of others, our ship could be your next great adventure!

About you: (we can help you obtain or update certain certificates if necessary)

  • Certificate of Competency in accordance with STCW A-II/2
  • Valid Crowd Management certificate in accordance with STCW A-V/2-1
  • Valid Crisis Management and Human Behaviour certificate in accordance with STCW A-V/2-3
  • Valid GMDSS Radio Operator's license in accordance with STCW A-IV/2
  • Successful completion of ECDIS Type Specific - Manta Digital (obtained on board)
  • Certificate of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer in accordance with STCW VI/5 is preferred but not required. However, must at least have successfully completed Seafarers with Designated Security Duties in accordance with STCW VI/6-2.
  • Valid Basic Training certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/1
  • Valid Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/2
  • Valid Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/3
  • Valid Proficiency in Medical Care certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/4
  • Valid I/9 Medical Certificate (can be obtained on board)
  • Valid Malta Flag State Endorsement (be obtained on board)
  • Ability to speak and understand English effectively
  • Two years' experience working at a senior management level in the current maritime regulatory environment is preferred

Questions about this information? Send us an email: or call 01438 347 480

We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application six months in advance of your target service date. For more about Mercy Ships UK, please visit 

Apply for Captain

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb

Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .txt, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb

4000 characters left

Marketing Communications

Haymarket Media Group, the publisher of Third Sector, takes your privacy seriously.

Learn more about how we use your information when job seeking.

We will use your information to ensure you receive messages that are relevant to you. 

By applying for a job listed on Third Sector Jobs you agree to our Terms and Conditions. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs