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(2021 Sailing Season – fixed term February - October)

'Gordonstoun is seeking an experienced Sail Trainer to lead the professional team aboard our 80-foot Sail Training Ketch Ocean Spirit of Moray as Skipper/Instructor for the 2021sailing season.

Candidates should hold RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate with instructor and commercial endorsements and be able to demonstrate a track record as Skipper of Sail Training vessels over 20 meters.'

Salary £30,000.00 p/a (pro rata for contract period).

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to https://gordonstoun.org.uk/Vacancies for further information and details of how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 11th December 2020 Interviews will be held January 2021.

(2021 Sailing Season – fixed term February - October)

'Gordonstoun is seeking dynamic and self-motivated Sail Trainers to be part of the professional team aboard our 80-foot Sail Training Ketch Ocean Spirit of Moray for the 2021 season.

Candidates should hold RYA Day Skipper/Watch Leader certificate or above, and be able to demonstrate a track record of working in positions of responsibility on board Sail Training vessels over 20 meters.

Salary £15,000.00 p/a (pro rata for contract period).

Please go to https://gordonstoun.org.uk/Vacancies or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and details of how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 11th December 2020 Interviews will be held January 2021.

(2021 Sailing Season – fixed term February - October)

'Gordonstoun is seeking an experienced Sail Trainer to be part of the professional team aboard our 80-foot Sail Training Ketch Ocean Spirit of Moray as Second Mate with occasional relief 1st Mate duties for the 2021season.

Candidates should hold a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate or above, and be able to demonstrate a track record of working in positions of responsibility on board Sail Training vessels over 20 meters.

Salary £16,500.00 p/a (pro rata for contract period).

Please go to https://gordonstoun.org.uk/Vacancies or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and details of how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 11th December 2020 Interviews will be held January 2021.

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is looking for a part-time Boat Manager to join their friendly team in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Starting January 2021.

Boat Manger: part-time (18.5 hours pw) 2 year contract to January 2023, with the potential for extension. £27,000 pro-rata per annum.

'The role is a unique position, pivotal to the delivery of our core research and education programmes on board our charity owned and operated vessel, Silurian. The boat manager is responsible for the crew, overseeing boat operations, and undertaking maintenance for Silurian.

Role: Boat Station Manager (Midlands)

Location: Sea Cadets, Midlands Boat Station. B16 9EE

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary: £30,000 Gross per annum

Closing Date: 30th November 2020

Interviews: w/c 7th December 2020

Application: CV & Supporting Statement (previous applicants need not apply)

Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 15,000 young people over 400 Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

MSSC are seeking a Manager who will lead and drive high quality training at our training facility at Sea Cadet Midlands Boat Station, based at Edgbaston Reservoir in Birmingham. Midlands Boat Station is a new facility and has been activated in August 2020 as part of the charities COVID-19 response. This is an exciting opportunity and will see the successful applicant lead and manage the delivery of sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, rowing and Paddlesport while supporting our growing number boating Instructor qualified volunteers.

'The Morning Star Trust is looking to appoint a Staff Skipper to sail onboard and manage our expanding fleet of yachts. This is an exciting time to join the charity, which has just relocated its base of operations as well as purchasing and refitting a new yacht ready for the 2021 season.

About Us

The Morning Star Trust is an award-winning charity, using offshore sailing as a tool for innovative Christian youth work. We do this onboard our two purpose-built and recently refitted eleven-metre expedition yachts, Bright Star and Eastern Star.'

The Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) is the umbrella body for Sail Training organisations in the UK. We support more than 30 charitable organisations with grants, training, advocacy and conferences. ASTO is now looking for an enthusiastic and capable new board member to act as Treasurer.

About UK Sail Training
The aim of Sail Training organisations is to use sailing and living together on board a large offshore vessel as a tool for self-development for young people and disabled people.
The experience of a Sail Training adventure, with its intense teamwork and feeling of working together to tame the natural elements, brings a sense of pride and achievement. This has been shown to directly build resilience and self-confidence and give trainees the skills to go on to lead better lives.

About ASTO
ASTO is the umbrella body for UK Sail Training. Our more than 30 member organisations provide Sail Training adventures for 10,000 young people and 2000 disabled people each year.

ASTO has 3 staff members, and a Board currently consisting of 10 people. ASTO’s support for member organisations includes:

• Regular grant giving to enable operators to provide Sail Training for young people
• Grants for staff and volunteer training
• Online training courses for staff and volunteers
• Annual meetings to share good practice in the sector
• Advice and advocacy for Sail Training as a youth development activity
• Promoting Sail Training opportunities
• Advising the public on Sail Training opportunities
• Liaising with government agencies and national governance bodies
• In addition, ASTO organises sailing regattas for our member organisations that raise awareness of Sail Training and are an opportunity for vessels and young people to compete in friendly rivalry.

The bulk of ASTO’s income is from our investments. We also own the literary rights to some 30 works of fiction, we would like to increase our income from these. A sub-committee of Trustees is responsible for the investment policy and overseeing the professional investment managers; it is expected that the Treasurer will join this committee.

Key responsibilities:
• oversee all financial aspects of the charity, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, to ensure its short and long-term viability
• assist the Chair, other honorary officers and the General Manager in ensuring that the Board of Trustees fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the proper financial governance of the charity.
• Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
• Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
• Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

In addition, the role of Treasurer will involve the following duties:
Weekly approval of outgoing payments via online banking
Monthly reconciliation of the bank statements with the accounting software (transactions are input by the admin staff)

Time commitment

The Treasurer will need to spend about 1 hour a week on routine business. In addition, there will be 3 board meetings and 2 Investment committee meetings per annum.

Person description
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, capabilities and experience:
• excellent financial management and literacy skills, including bookkeeping and accounting;
• excellent attention to detail and communication skills;
• the ability to build a supportive and motivational relationship with the General Manager;

The following additional criteria are desirable but not essential:
A passion for Sail Training and opportunities for young people and disabled people

Application
To express your interest, please contact ASTO on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining your experience, amount of time you can commit and any further relevant information. You can find further information about ASTO on www.uksailtraining.org . Closing date for applications is the 4th December 2020.

Role: Sessional Instructors (Water Sports Instructor)

Contract: Casual Contracts

Location: Weymouth National Boating Centre, DT4 8TZ

Salary: £8.72 per hour + £1.05 holiday.

Closing Date: on going

Application: CV & Supporting Statement

Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 15,000 young people over 400 Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

MSSC are currently recruiting enthusiastic water sports instructors at our National Boating Station in Weymouth, full time, part time and sessional contracts. With a significant investment in equipment and facilities over the last few years, the MSSC has repositioned boating at the centre of the Sea Cadet experience and we aim to support all units in providing each Cadet with a boating qualification and 30 hours boating per year.

Full details and application pack available on the MSSC Job Openings webpage.

We are a small not-for-profit Sail Training charity that is passionate about improving the lives of young people through an alternative learning experience. We are currently expanding our offer with an exciting programme of activities including ocean science and maritime careers and are seeking up to four new trustees to extend the range of skills and experience on our Board.


Our trustees are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the Charity and ensuring best practice in areas such as policy, finance, risk management and performance. Our Board has been active throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and meetings are currently being held remotely. We are a friendly team who work together to deliver our vision and five year Development Plan.


Following a Board skills audit, we are keen to recruit new trustees with experience in one or more of the following areas:
➢ Sail Training
➢ Maritime sector
➢ Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
➢ Finance and accounting

If you are inspired by our vision, want to be part of shaping the future of Adventure under Sail and can offer relevant experience, time and commitment, please apply to join us! For more information about us and the trustee role, please download our trustee pack at: https://www.adventureundersail.com/

If you have any questions you can e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Chair of Trustees at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications must be received by e-mail or post no later than 12 noon on 21 September 2020

Home Port Cardiff (Wales) but various UK and overseas
Full Time Seasonal - £23,000 plus pension plus accommodation/food while sailing. 3 weeks on / 1 week off rotation

Challenge Wales is an award-winning Sail Training charity, based in South Wales and currently operates two vessels (72-ft Challenge Wales and 60-ft Adventure Wales) carrying out youth development activities and adult fundraising voyages. Sailing activity takes places around the Welsh coast, Ireland, South coast and further afield where sail training events and races are taking place. In the past this has included Europe and the Baltic countries.

We are a fun, young, growing organisation bringing adventure experiences to socially diverse young people and fundraising through adult only voyages.

Purpose of the Role:
To Skipper on both Challenge Wales (Challenge 72) and Adventure Wales (Ocean 60) although the majority of the role will be based on Adventure Wales. The post-holder will deliver instruction and motivate young people. The majority of the role is working with young people with a small proportion being adult fundraising trips/corporate experiences. The Skipper is responsible for the overall day to day running of the vessel, its safety, SMS compliance, operational efficiency and delivering a fun and exciting voyage.

The post of Skipper of EXCELSIOR has come vacant for the 2020 Season onwards.

This is a unique opportunity to become involved with one of the most authentic sea-going vessels under the Red Ensign. Her present role as a busy Sail Training and charter vessel around the Western seaboard of Europe is demanding and requires previous sail training experience.

EXCELSIOR is a 100 Ton (displacement) 77ft L.O.A. former Lowestoft Smack. As a Core List vessel in the UK’s Historic Fleet she is maintained traditionally which involves the skipper and mate in working on the refit over the winter (with technical support). This includes supervising volunteers and trainees.

Volunteer Skippers and mates urgently required for the 2019 season and beyond.

"Adventures Offshore are a long-established Sail Training charity with two Oyster 49’s based in Ipswich. Our boats are staffed throughout the season by three volunteer sea staff. We sail mainly at weekends during term time, and then both boats have a more adventurous programme of voyages throughout school holidays, including participating in Tall Ships Races.

If you have an RYA Dayskipper or above; with or without a commercial endorsement, we would love to hear from you.

Please give Judy a ring on 07927 911981 to find out more about volunteering with us."

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www.adventuresoffshore.co.uk

 

Tall Ships Youth Trust are looking for a Freelance Skipper to work on their Challenger Yachts, Catamaran and Ketch.

Successful applicant must have completed a Tall Ships Suitability / DBS Check.

Manning Requirements

• Yachtmaster Offshore (with Commercial Endorsement)
• ML5 or ENG1
• MCA Approved Elementary First Aid Certificate
• VHF Radio License
• Powerboat Level 2
• Long Range Radio Operators License
• Medical Care Aboard Ship
• Diesel Engine Course or Equivalent
• Radar Operation Certificate

Tall Ships Youth Trust are looking for a Freelance Mate to work on their Challenger Yachts, Catamaran and Ketch.

Successful applicant must have completed a Tall Ships Suitability / DBS Check.

Manning Requirements

• Yachtmaster Offshore (with Commercial Endorsement)
• ML5 or ENG1
• MCA Approved Elementary First Aid Certificate
• VHF Radio License
• Powerboat Level 2
• Long Range Radio Operators License
• Medical Care Aboard Ship
• Radar Operation Certificate

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JUNK YACHT BOLEH

The Boleh Trust, a registered charity, seeks volunteers to crew “Boleh” to provide sailing opportunities for disadvantaged adults and young people. Full details of the Trust will be found at http://www.bolehproject.com

“Boleh” is a 40ft Registered National Historic Ship (no 2281) fully restored after a 7 year high quality refit and is fully coded. With her remarkable history she is a unique and iconic vessel and, with her junk rig, excites interest wherever she goes!