Permanent Crew Position
Do you like working with young people and making a difference in their lives? Working with like-minded people on one of New Zealand’s iconic sailing vessels that delivers a world renowned Youth Development Programme.
The Spirit of Adventure Trust requires an experienced First Mate for their 45metre barquentine the Spirit of New Zealand. The ship is based out of Auckland and operates around the coast of New Zealand all year round.
You will need to hold a current New Zealand certificate of Watchkeeper < 500GT (although a Master < 500GT Near Coastal qualification would be preferred ) or equivalent. Spirit of New Zealand is 184 GRT. In depth experience in square rig is essential and having a Nautical Institute Square Rig certificate or similar would be seen as beneficial.
NB Please note New Zealand is going through a conversion of certificates at the moment and, if you believe you have an equivalent UK ticket, we would encourage you to apply as they will look on this on a case by case basis.
Naturally you will be mature and responsible with an interest in the development of young people and experience in fostering team skills in group situations. The role is physical and proactive. The sailing roster is based around our 10-day youth programme, operating with two crews on a 10 day rotation.
If this sounds like you please send your application along with you current CV and qualifications to: An appropriate work visa will be required.
Applications close 20th May 2015
MSSC is a vibrant and growing charity delivering life changing nautical adventure for young people through Sea Cadets and personal and professional development opportunities for seafarers through Marine Society.
MSSC are currently seeking a suitably qualified individual, preferably for an immediate start, to take on the role of Offshore Maintenance Manager for their offshore fleet. The position is principally based in their offices in Gosport, but may require approximately 10 weeks afloat (as a relief seagoing engineer) spread across the year, occasional day sea-riding for sea trials/shakedown and some UK travel.
"The MSSC offshore fleet consists of our new flagship, TS Royalist, a 29m Sail Training brig, two modern 24 metre power vessels and three 35ft yachts. The vessels operate around the UK and near continent during a nine month training season and usually refit in the Gosport area December to February. The vessels are coded and inspected annually by Lloyds/ YDSA. Safety compliance is critical and a Safety Management System is in place.
Read more: Offshore Maintenance Manager - Marine Society & Sea Cadets
Chief Instructor, based at SCTC Caledonia, MOD Caledonia, Rosyth, KY11 2XH
MSSC are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual to fulfil the role of Chief Instructor at their National Training Centre Caledonia based in Fife, Scotland. In this role you will be required to supervise and manage the work of the afloat and boat maintenance staff, to instruct cadets and adults at SCTC Caledonia and to manage the Day to Day running of Port Edgar Boat Station as required by the Commanding Officer. The successful candidate will also have responsibility for the health and safety of users and staff of the centre whilst afloat or in the workshop, in conjunction with the Commanding Officer.
Read more: Marine Society & Sea Cadets, Chief Instructor SCTC Caledonia, Rosyth
Seasonal Sailing and Paddlesport Instructors, Royal Victoria Docks Boat Station, based Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 2QT
This is a seasonal fulltime position, from mid April until 31st October 2015
Salary: £20,700 per annum pro rata (£1,725 per month for the duration of the contract)
The hours of work are variable but will average 44 hours a week over the duration of the contract.
MSSC are currently seeking enthusiastic water sports instructors to deliver sailing and paddlesports training at their growing facility in East London. In this role you will responsible for leading the delivery of our schools programmes as well as supporting the Chief Instructor in running and facilitation of cadet instruction.
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Sessional Watersports Instructors, Royal Docks Boat Station, based Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 2QT
MSSC are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic water sports instructors to join a bank of sessional staff delivering sailing and paddlesport training at our growing facility in East London for the 2015 season.
Employment will be on a sessional basis (usually half-day or full-day) at a rate of £9.39 per hour plus £1.13 holiday pay per hour. Hours will vary depending on bookings and availability and may include evening and weekend working.
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Volunteer Skippers wanted for RoRo Sailing Project which provides sailing facilities for disabled people in purpose designed wheelchair accessible yachts.
Qualifications required = RYA Yachtmaster offshore
Engineer Officer, TS Royalist, ship based out of Gosport, PO12 2AB Closing Date 7 April 2015.
Salary: £26-28,000 gross per annum, depending upon skills and experience
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 an Engineer Officer for their new flagship, TS Royalist, a 32m sail training brig, currently under construction in Spain and due to enter service in late spring 2015.
Read more: Engineer Officer, TS Royalist - Marine Society & Sea Cadets
Seasonal Senior Instructor, based North West Area Boat Station, Liverpool, L22 1RR
This is a seasonal position, fixed term from mid April to the end of August 2015.
The contract will be for 630 hours to be worked over the duration of the contract to be paid at a rate of £9.44 per hour + £1.14 holiday per hour.
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.
The North West Region has its Area Boating Station on the River Mersey Estuary at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre (CLAC) operated by Sefton Council. This is a modern £10m all inclusive facility offering a wide range of water and land based activities to groups and individuals.
MSSC are looking to recruit a Seasonal Senior Instructor, based North West Area Boating Station, c/o Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Off Cambridge, Waterloo, Liverpool. L22 1RR.
Read more: Marine Society & Sea Cadets - Seasonal Senior Instructor Liverpool
Head of Offshore, based Gosport, PO12 2AB – [to take up post Summer 2015].
Salary up to £50,000 gross per annum, depending on skills and experience
Marine Society and 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 an exceptional individual to become their new Head of Offshore/Offshore Commander with effect from summer 2015.
"This is a senior role within MSSC (based at our offshore office in Gosport), tasked with leading and developing our offshore operations, manpower and fleet - this currently consists of three 35ft yachts, two large modern power vessels and our new flagship, TS ROYALIST, a 32m sail training brig (tall ship), due to take its place in our training programme in 2015. Our vessels undertake voyages for cadets (aged 12 to 18) around the UK and near continent, from March to November. From December to February, the vessels undergo winter maintenance, including a docking, usually in the Gosport area. We employ around 20 members of full time crew and many more relief crew. We also have a small dedicated team of mostly shore-based support staff based at Gosport.
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Employment from Mid March - Mid October
Salary-£17,000 pro rata
Location Falmouth and Mallaig on the West Coast of Scotland
"Eda Frandsen are looking for an outgoing and personable cook for the coming season. Eda has a reputation for providing excellent home cooked fayre sourced as locally as possible, they even carry their own crab pots on deck! As cook you would be cooking for 8 guests and 3 crew for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The successful applicant will have a real passion for food, but equally importantly has to be excellent at dealing with guests on a daily basis as well as being able to live and work as part of a small close knit team. Excellent organisation and planning is required as provisioning is only possible on a weekly basis.
Read more: Cook - Eda Frandsen
Volunteer 2nd Mate Required.
Maybe require a volunteer 2nd Mate for the 2015 season mid March - end of October.
Minimum Competent Crew, however, YachtMaster Coastal preferred.
All board, lodging and travel costs provided. You will need to be able to financially support yourself for anything else.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience if you are hoping to become a First Mate or Skipper.
Maybe Sailing will also support you through your further training and qualifications.
Volunteers are required to pay a bond of £300 which is returnable at the end of the volunteer period.
Ocean Youth Trust South have 2 spaces on their Core Refit Team
Due to 2 of their volunteers successfully gaining employment in the Sail Training industry, they now have 2 spaces within their Core Refit Team. These vacancies are ideal for anyone considering a career in the marine industry. Volunteers will receive food, accommodation and valuable experience in boat maintenance and repairs. Ideally volunteers must be aged 18+, there is no upper age limit. Practical skills in any aspect of boat maintenance will be an advantage but not essential. Core team volunteers should be hard-working, responsible and enthusiastic. The team all live together in a rented refit house and it is vital that volunteers are also prepared to take responsibility for a share of cooking and cleaning in the house. Refit volunteers often go on to become bosuns or watch leaders during the sailing season. If they were already members of sea staff, their refit experience can help them make progress and move on to more senior roles. Previous volunteers have also moved on to paid work in the sailing industry at first mate or skipper level, where an understanding of maintenance issues is imperative.
For more information visit http://www.oytsouth.org/sea-staff/refit-volunteers.asp
Are you adapatable with a cheerful, optimistic personality and organised, with good administration skills? If the answer is yes, apply to join one of Jubilee Sailing Trust's magnificent Tall Ships and sail the seas as Medical Purser on board S.T.S. Lord Nelson & S.V. Tenacious.
JST are looking for a Nurse registered with the NMC and who has ideally worked in a clinical role within the last 6 months.
Volunteer as Third Officer
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others? Volunteer as Third Officer on board S.T.S Lord Nelson and S.V Tenacious. UK OOW CoC or equivalent needed.
Benefits include: All travel paid, top quality food, visit exciting new ports.
No square rig sailing experience is needed.