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Location: Sea Cadet Training Centre, Weymouth, DT4 8TZ
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £18,784.00 gross per annum
Application: CV & Supporting Statement

MSSC (Marine Society & Sea Cadets) is the nation’s largest maritime charity and the governing charity of the Sea Cadets, a civilian voluntary youth organisation comprising some 400 or so Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The Sea Cadets offer a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to foster good citizenship in the community.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic instructor to deliver training at our facility in Weymouth. In this role you will be responsible for the delivery of training, as directed by and in support of the Chief Instructor.

The hours of work each week will be variable, but will average approximately 44 hours per week over the duration of the contract. 

Full details and application procedure available on the MSSC website

Marine Engineer, TS Royalist,
Location: ship based out of Gosport, PO12 2AB.
Contract: Permanent, Fulltime
Salary: C. £29,000.00 depending on experience

Closing date midday Friday 3 January 2020

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 14,000 young people across 400 or so volunteer 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 to appoint a Marine Engineer for their flagship, TS Royalist, a 32m Sail Training brig based in Gosport.

The vessel will undertake mainly 6 day voyages (but occasionally longer voyages) for up to 24 Cadets at a time around the UK and near continent, from March to November. From December to February, the vessel undergoes winter maintenance, which may include a docking, usually in the Portsmouth/Gosport area.

The primary task of the Marine Engineer is the maintenance and safe operation of all hull, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, fuel, sewage and water systems, services, fittings and equipment in TS Royalist and the planning and execution of maintenance periods.

For full details and application/recruitment pack please see MSSC website - https://www.ms-sc.org/marine-engineer

 

First Lieutenant, TS Jack Petchey
Location: Ship based, out of Gosport, PO12 2AB
Contract: Permanent, full time contract
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Closing date - Midday Thursday 19 December 2019

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 14,000 young people across 400 or so volunteer 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 to appoint a First Lieutenant (Second-in-Command) for TS Jack Petchey one of our 24 metre power youth training vessels based in Gosport. The vessel undertakes 6 day voyages for up to 12 Cadets (aged 12 to 18) at a time, around the UK and near continent, from March to November. From December to February, the vessel undergoes winter maintenance, including a docking, usually in the Gosport area.

Full details and application procedure on Marine Society & Sea Cadets' website.

Vacancy: Skipper
Contract: Full-time sailing season – ending November 2020
Vessel: Moosk, Pegasus and Johanna Lucretia
Location: Plymouth base, for south coast and Channel voyages
Qualifications: Yachtmaster Offshore (commercially endorsed)

To apply: Please submit a covering letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: 5 January 2020

Job description

The Island Trust are seeking a Skipper for their Sail Training fleet for the 2020 season. The job primarily involves skippering school and youth group charters as well as a small number of commercial adult voyages. Principal duties include:

Vacancy: First Mate
Contract: Full-time sailing season – March to November 2020
Vessel: Moosk, Pegasus and Johanna Lucretia
Location: Plymouth base, for south coast and Channel voyages
Qualifications: Yachtmaster Offshore level (preferred but not essential), in-date medical e.g. ENG1 or ML5 (essential)

To apply: Please submit a covering letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: 5 January 2020

Job description
Island Trust have a vacancy for a First Mate to work across all three vessels of their Sail Training fleet . The job primarily involves supporting and assisting the Skipper in sailing, including:

Ocean Youth Trust North is seeking a well-organised, sociable and energetic person who is able to inspire young people to make positive changes to their lives through ‘Adventure under Sail’ on-board our 20m steel ketch, James Cook.

Based in North Shields, James Cook operates across the North Sea and the Irish Sea with occasional voyages to European and Baltic Ports.

With its origins in the Ocean Youth Club, OYT North has been operating as a standalone charity for 19 years and currently takes 500 young people to sea each year.

We are looking for someone who can work closely with our skipper and volunteers to deliver Sail Training/ Youth Development voyages to a consistent standard and to ensure the safe running of our vessels.

Revised Closing date - 6 January 2020

OYT North’s Career Development Programme is structured over two years to bring together the necessary skills, experience and qualifications for participants to embark on a career in the maritime industry.

Previous graduates have moved into successful careers within Sail Training and a range of other maritime organisations or have used their experience as an alternative means of entry to college or university.

This is a very practical programme run on small commercial vessels – both sail and power - in multiple sailing areas. On and off the job training is provided leading to RYA Qualifications and the development of practical skills in sailing, youthwork and vessel maintenance.

The Cirdan Sailing Trust has been operating for 35 years providing young people, in particular those who are disadvantaged in some way, with the opportunity to develop life skills through the challenge and adventure of life at sea.

Cirdan have a vacancy for a Mate aboard their fleet based in the UK for coastal and cross Channel voyages.

This position would suit someone who has substantial sailing experience and is ready for progression. Requirements are a minimum of RYA Yachtmaster and an ENG1 / ML5 medical certificate. Experience of large sailing vessels is an advantage as is experience of working or volunteering with youth organisations. Power boat level 2 is desirable. The successful candidates will be subject to DBS clearance.

This is a paid position with scheduled leave periods plus a contribution towards subsistence and leave travel. The contract is seasonal starting in February and ending early November.

Interviews will take place at the Trust’s office in Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Enquiries or your CV should be sent to Leonie Back at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Cirdan Sailing Trust has been operating for 35 years providing young people, in particular those who are disadvantaged in some way, with the opportunity to develop life skills through the challenge and adventure of life at sea.

They have a vacancy for a Bosun aboard their fleet based in the UK for coastal and cross Channel voyages.

Requirements for this training and development position are a minimum of RYA Day Skipper or the relevant sailing/Sail Training experience and an ENG1 / ML5 medical certificate. Experience of large sailing vessels is an advantage as is experience of working or volunteering with youth organisations. Power boat level 2 is desirable. The successful candidates will be subject to DBS clearance.

This is a paid position with scheduled leave periods plus a contribution towards subsistence and leave travel. The contract is seasonal starting in February and ending early November.

Interviews will take place at the Trust’s office in Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Enquiries or your CV should be sent to Leonie Back at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maybe Sailing require a cook for their Atlantic Crossing from Portimao - Grenada, 5th December - 11th January. If you have experience cooking for up to 30 people, enjoy sailing and would like an adventure across the Atlantic please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contract First Mate: £80 per day, 84 day contract worked over 7 months (April-October 2019 inclusive) to a pre-agreed trip schedule.

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is looking for a First Mate to work on board our research vessel Silurian, based out of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. You will work together with our other core crew on a range of public trips; from week-long education trips for schools to 12-day whale and dolphin research expeditions. The majority of the trips are whale and dolphin research expeditions with up to six paying volunteers. The First Mate has a key role in delivering this programme, assisting the skipper to sail and operate the vessel and supporting the crew to deliver the agreed research and educational outputs of the trips.

Skipper and Boat Manager: Full-time, £24,720 - £26,225 per annum.

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is looking for a Skipper to join their friendly team in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.

You will work closely with our science and community engagement teams to support our boat based programmes. You will manage the operations and maintenance for Silurian, the Trust’s 60ft research and education yacht, and skipper the majority of survey trips. A RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Sail Offshore or Ocean Commercially Endorsed ticket, medical certificate (i.e. ML5 or ENG1), a RYA or MCA approved First Aid certificate and a full PVG check will be required to take up this position.

Read the full job advert here: http://www.hwdt.org/vacancies/skipper-boat-manager. The closing date for applications is on 11th November 2019.

To request supporting boat information or for general enquiries about the role, contact Alison Lomax on 01688 302620 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information about Silurian and the work of the Trust can be found at www.hwdt.org.

Location: Gosport, PO12 2AB
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £16,320 (Pro Rata)

The Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC) is the nation’s largest maritime charity and the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation comprising some 400 or so volunteer Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to foster good citizenship in the community.

MSSC are seeking to appoint a seasonal Mate for the two offshore yachts, TS City of London and TS Sir Stelios. The role is in support of the permanent Skippers providing continuity of staffing when they are on leave. The Mate will be required to move between the two yachts, invariably sailing with the relief Skipper. He/she should be qualified to at least RYA Day Skipper Practical level and be willing to participate in all aspects of training and vessel management, including cooking and cleaning.

This appointment will commence in early February 2020, with an end date of 30th November 2020 and includes a generous leave allowance. Closing date for applications Midday Friday 29 November 2019.

As well as regular volunteers who come to help with their winter vessel refit for a weekend or a few days at a time, Ocean Youth Trust South usually need at least a couple of long-term volunteers to join the core refit team: perhaps to do a full refit from November to March - or at least to do a period of a few weeks or months rather than the odd day here and there that most volunteers can manage.

Maybe Sailing are looking for Volunteer Watch Leaders for TS Blue Clipper for the 2019 season.

Must hold STCW, Powerboat Level 2, and RYA Watch Leader with Competent Crew as a minimum or equivalent.

Experience on board a Tall Ship would be desirable.

Travel expenses covered.

Start Date ASAP

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Tall Ships Youth Trust is one of the world’s oldest Sail Training charities. They offer disadvantaged and disabled young people genuinely life-changing experiences at sea through the crewing of their ocean-going yachts. A great opportunity has just become available to join the team at their central office in Portsmouth as a Fundraising Officer. If you would like to know more about this amazing vacancy please visit the Tall Ships website by clicking here.

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!