We are currently seeking to recruit for the folllowing roles:

Trustees for Care Ashore, Alfold, Surrey

Care Ashore serves all seafarers, fishermen, and their dependents in need, by providing sheltered housing with support and holiday accommodation on its extensive Springbok Estate in rural Surrey. 

The charity also manages a number of commercial activities including property rental, farm rental, camping and caravanning, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and guest rooms, to generate income to subsidise the cost of services offered to seafarers, and to support capital projects on site.

Care Ashore has faced multiple challenges in recent years, and now that most of these have been or are being addressed we are undertaking a complete ‘refresh’ of our Board. Several longstanding trustees stood down recently, so we seek a number of new colleagues, with a clear focus on building up the Board’s skills in a number of key areas. Current priorities are people with good, current experience of charity governance and/or management (i.e. reporting at Board level), PLUS one or more of the following:

  1. Strong financial skills (preferably a qualified accountant, ideally specifically with experience of charity accounts)
  2. Experience of running residential facilities, especially for older people
  3. Human Resources expertise
  4. Fundraising and/or marketing skills
  5. Property

Given its strong links with the maritime sector, Care Ashore is particularly keen to welcome onto its Board people with the above skills, who have also served at sea – for example in the Merchant Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Fishing Fleet etc. However, we also warmly welcome interest from people with other backgrounds and experience.

Please go to to download the full Candidate Information Pack and information on how to apply. If you have any queries, please email Hayley McDonald at