Address:
The Lighthouse
12 Meadway Court
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2EF
UNITED KINGDOM
Web:
www.mercyships.org.uk
Email:
info@mercyships.org.uk
Tel: 01438 727800

Mercy Ships UK

Service Organisation | UNITED KINGDOM

Mercy Ships offers the opportunity to bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor. Join us to bring you skills and experience to the world's largest charity-run hospital ship. Engineers, deck officers, surgeons, nurses, physios, cooks, teachers, photographers - we need you!

 

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 volunteers, who 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. More info about us here: www.mercyships.org.uk

Latest 5 Opportunities:

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Opportunity Details

Location: Liberia / Senegal
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Health & Medical, Leadership & Management, Relief & Development
Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Closes: Open-ended

Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Collecting, analysing, and providing infection data and trends to nursing staff and health care practitioners; consulting on infection risk assessment, amongst other tasks.

Opportunity Details

Location: Western Africa / Liberia / Senegal
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Children & Youth, Education & Training
Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Closes: Open-ended

Teacher - French

Develops and maintains an age-appropriate environment, instructs, and evaluates Preschool to High School students in written, oral, and visual experiences of the French language.

Opportunity Details

Location: Africa / Western Africa
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: Less than 3 months, 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Children & Youth, Education & Training, Support Ministries
Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Closes: Open-ended

Teacher - Humanities

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.

Opportunity Details

Location: Africa / Western Africa
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: Less than 3 months, 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Hospitality, Practical & Technical, Support Ministries
Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Closes: Open-ended

Food Services Manager

Our galley team supplies the crew, hospital and outpatient families with the food they need to keep on going! We couldn't do what we do without healthy and delicious meals.  

Opportunity Details

Location: Africa / Western Africa
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: Less than 3 months, 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Member Care, Practical & Technical, Support Ministries
Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Closes: Open-ended

Hairdresser

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