Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust's vessel

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is recruiting for a part-time role of Chief Skipper & Boat Manager to join our team in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Starting January 2022.

Chief Skipper & Boat Manager: part-time (18.5 hours pw), 2-year contract to January 2024, with the potential for extension.

Salary: £27,000 pro rata, per annum (for 18.5 hours per week the salary is £13,500 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 Chief Skipper & Boat Manager is responsible for the crew, overseeing boat operations, and undertaking maintenance for Silurian.

We are looking for somebody with a passion for our seas and wildlife and a desire to make our vessel, Silurian, the best it can be. We are seeking an enthusiastic self-motivator, familiar with commercial vessel requirements, experienced in boat maintenance, with outstanding communication skills.

The ability to ensure boat projects are delivered on time and within budget, as well as being able to work with the wider team of staff, trustees, volunteers, and external contractors to deliver project outcomes is central to all tasks. A genuine interest in cetaceans and marine conservation is essential and an understanding of the workings of a charity/NGO would be an advantage.

The role is part-time. In addition, you will be contracted separately to crew three surveys or education trips per season (minimum as per contract).  There is the opportunity to increase the number hours further by crewing additional surveys or education trips. Crew hours are contracted separately and in addition to the Chief Skipper & Boat Manager responsibilities.

HWDT is open to considering alternative proposals of delivering the required outcomes of the role within the available budget, including a job share or self-employed contract which can be discussed by contacting Alison Lomax prior to application on [email protected].

Read the full job description here: Job description and person specification. Further information about Silurian and the work of the Trust can be found at here.

To apply send a CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, and two references to:  [email protected]. Deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 10th December 2021.

Interviews will take place via video conference in December.

To request supporting boat information or for informal enquiries about the role, contact Alison Lomax on 01688 302620 or email [email protected].