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Trinity Sailing Foundation - Operations & Development Manager

The Trinity Sailing Foundation is a national charity dedicated to supporting the personal development of young people through offshore Sail Training and preserving the fleet of historic vessels in its care.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Sail Training skipper to join our team in Brixham as the Operations and Development Manager.

Your role will be to manage our fleet of three historic sailing vessels (including acting as skipper on a regular basis) and you’ll lead a team of skippers, crew and volunteers through the c30 week sailing season and during winter maintenance. This is an exciting opportunity either for an experienced Operations Manager or for someone who is ready to progress from a full time sailing role.

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Offshore Maintenance Manager - Marine Society & Sea Cadets Closing date extended to 27th 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.

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1st Mate - Spirit of New Zealand

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.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail: Spirit of Adventure Trust, PO Box 2276, Auckland 1140. New Zealand.
Applications close 20th May 2015

Marine Society & Sea Cadets, Seasonal Instructor, Caledonia, Rosyth - Closing date extended to 13 May

Seasonal Instructor, based at Sea Cadet Training Centre, Caledonia, Rosyth, KY11 2XH

Marine Society & Sea Cadets are currently seeking an enthusiastic instructor to deliver training at our facility in Caledonia and boat station at Port Edgar Marina.

This is a fixed term position from mid May to mid September for 90 days to be worked during that period.

Hours of work each week will be variable, but will average approximately 44 hours per week.

In this role you will responsible for the delivery of training, as directed by and in support of the Chief Instructor.

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Seasonal Sailing and Paddlesport Instructors, Royal Victoria Dock, London - Marine Society & Sea Cadets

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 Victoria Dock, London - Marine Society & Sea Cadets

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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Ro-Ro Sailing Project - Volunteer Skippers

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

Website www.disabledsailing.org

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Ocean Youth Trust South - Core Refit Team x 2

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

or contact Andy Viney on 07990 518915 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Medical Purser - Jubilee Sailing Trust

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.

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Volunteer Third Officer - Jubilee Sailing Trust

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.

For more information please contact Charlotte Butcher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +44 (0)23 8044 3113