Project Assistant (UK)

  • Full-time, 1-year contract
  • Circa £25,000
  • Based in the UK

Would you like to join our small, dedicated, international team to make a difference to the lives of seafarers and their families worldwide?

This new role will provide dynamic administrative support to the projects team to deliver our diverse range of projects related to seafarer welfare and wellbeing.

As ISWAN’s Project Assistant, you will be responsible for proactively supporting the Projects and Relationships Manager and wider project teams with a varied range of administrative and technical tasks related to the co-ordination, planning and control of the charity’s projects; to help ensure their timely and effective delivery.

We have no preconceptions about where the successful applicant will come from, but you will need to have experience of working to multiple deadlines, building excellent relationships, and enthusiastically developing new systems of administration. We are looking for someone who thinks innovatively, is proactive about identifying solutions, and is keen to grow and develop with the role.

This is a full-time role (35 hours per week) but we are keen to find the right person and therefore happy to discuss flexible working patterns. We are flexible about where the role is based but you will be working with staff internationally so you will need to be adaptable and a great team player.

This post is subject to a successful 6-month probationary period.

How to apply

Application by letter (strictly no more than 800 words) and CV (strictly no more than 2 A4 pages) to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. The job role and person specification can be downloaded below. For more information on ISWAN see, and If you would like to arrange a confidential discussion about the vacancy, please email

This post will close at midnight on 27th June 2023. Interviews will take place via MS Teams during w/c 10th July 2023.

Please note that, although we endeavour to respond to all applications, if you have not heard from us by two weeks from the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

We promote a working environment in which diversity is recognised, valued, and encouraged. We are committed to principles of fairness and mutual respect where everyone accepts the concept of individual responsibility. Our policies seek to ensure job applicants and employees are treated fairly and without favour or prejudice. We are committed to applying this throughout all areas of employment.

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