Job Title: Skipper
Employed by : Challenge Wales
Accountable to: Board of Trustees
Line Managed by: Trustee (Marine Operations/Skipper)
Essential Checks: Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references
Type of Position Full Time
Work Hours: Work hours will vary depending on the season. Due to the nature of
seagoing employment work hours are not defined in number of hours
per week but working hours and rest hours are based on the terms of
the Maritime Labour Convention 2006. During peak-season (usually
March – October) work will be based on a three week on/one week
off leave ratio. During off-season, working days are likely to change
to Monday – Friday with leave adjusted accordingly. Due to the
nature of the role, Challenge Wales offers additional holiday leave
and an extra 10 days of leave for sea-staff to be taken during the off-peak season.
Salary: £29,000 plus workplace pension plus food/onboard accommodation
while on voyages.
How to apply: Email your CV and a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides.
The supporting statement should include your motivation for
applying, why you believe you are a strong candidate including
examples of how you meet the responsibilities listed and your notice
period (if applicable). Please also supply two references (which will
be followed up if you are successful at interview) to:
Deadlines: Applications to be received by 17th May 2021. Applications may close
earlier if there are sufficient suitable applicants to bring to interview or
may remain open beyond the above date in order to find suitable
Selection Process: Initial interview will be Zoom or face-to-face (depending on
government guidance and location), at-sea Skipper Assessments will
follow which will involve several days onboard our vessels.
For more information click here: Jobs – Challenge Wales