Job vacancy - Summer Trip Assistant (Isle of Wight)

We are recruiting for a Summer Trip Assistant to join our small and driven team supporting young people aged 8-24, who are living through and beyond cancer. The role will be based in East Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Applications close: Monday 24 April 2023

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Summer Trip Assistant (Isle of Wight)


  • Are you passionate about helping young people?
  • Do you thrive in busy and buzzing office environments?
  • Are you someone who loves being part of, and contributing, to a team?
  • Do you have a flexible and adaptable approach to working, and a can-do attitude?

A fun, rewarding and different way to spend your summer, if you’re someone who loves mucking in and being part of a team.

This is a varied role involving helping to prepare boats, ensuring all supplies and equipment are prepared and ready for our sailing and outdoor adventure trips.

You will help keep the site tidy, and stores well-kept and stocked as required and support our land-based activities during the trips, such as afternoon rounders games and setting-up BBQs.

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We value equality, diversity, and inclusion, oppose prejudice, and are committed to being an anti-racist organisation. We strive to be more representative of all young people who have had a cancer diagnosis in the UK and believe diversity amongst the Trust team is key to delivering inclusive experiences for all.

If you share these values and think you are well suited to this role, but for whatever reason, feel underrepresented by anything in this advert, on our website or in any Trust marketing, we strongly encourage you to apply to help us be better.


  • 23 days basic annual leave a year plus all Bank Holidays (typically 8 days) (Pro-rata for part time / seasonal roles)
  • Flexible working – options to work remotely on set days per week, depending on season and job role/responsibilities
  • Access to professional mental health supervision.
  • Option to enrol in the Benenden Health Care Plan and Health Cash Plan.
  • Vouchers for a free annual eye test at Specsavers.
  • Reward Gateway – discounts on shopping, entertainment, holidays, and more.
  • Musto branded staff kit & supplier discounts.


JOB TITLE:Summer Trip AssistantREPORT TO:Operations Manager South
SALARY:£10.90 per hourCONTRACT TYPE:Full time: 37.5 hours per week from May-September (Some weekend & evening work required)
LOCATION:East Cowes, Isle of Wight
CLOSING DATE:Monday 24 April 2023

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About Us

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that takes young people aged 8-24 sailing and on outdoor adventures to inspire them to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer. Cancer can have a big impact on a young person’s mental wellbeing. For many young people, simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis isn’t possible. That is why when treatment ends, our work begins. We believe every young person should feel accepted, independent, and optimistic living through and beyond cancer. Through sailing and outdoor adventure, young people have fun, gain a new sense of purpose and self-worth, rediscover independence, and feel optimism for the future. They realise what they are capable of again - physically, mentally, and socially – and stop feeling like ‘the only one’. They can believe in a brighter future.

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What you will do

  • Pre-trip preparation (kit & supplies)
  • Trip support including on-land activities
  • Post-trip unpacking & cleaning
  • Provide operational and administrative support to wider team when required

Please download the recruitment pack for full details.

Please note: During the trip peak season from mid-June to mid-September, annual leave is agreed with, and at the discretion of your line manager.

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How to apply

Please download our recruitment pack – in here you will find more information about the role and the Trust and full details on how to apply.

  • Closing date: Monday 24 April
  • Interviews: Will take place from 1 May 2023 at our East Cowes office or online.
  • Start date: Monday 15 May

You can email any questions to [email protected]

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