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Sailing Tectona – Skipper

sailing on board Olga, Sailing Tectona

Sailing Tectona requires a skipper for their 2023 Sail Training programme on their vessel Olga.

Contract: Full time, seasonal / permanent to be negotiated

At sea work pattern: 50% on, 50% off. Normal working hours outside of sea time

Holiday: standard allowance

Start date: ASAP

Location: based in Plymouth, voyages along the southwest coast

Salary: dependent on experience, £25,000 minimum

Duties: Responsible for the safe operation of the vessel on voyages with adults and young people. Maintenance of the vessel under guidance from the Operations Manager.

About Sailing Tectona

‘Sailing Tectona aims to inspire positive change in people’s lives by providing sail training experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. We specifically work with young people as well as adults in recovery from mental health issues and substance misuse.

We currently have two vessels, Tectona and Olga. Tectona is currently undergoing refit and we aim to have her sailing in 2024. Our 2023 voyages will be onboard Olga, a 20m original Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter, built in 1909.

The successful candidate must:

– Have a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification with valid Commercial Endorsement

– Hold a valid, in-date medical certificate (e.g. ML5 or ENG1)

– Be prepared to undertake enhanced DBS check

– Hold or complete safeguarding for young people and vulnerable adults certificate

– Have a passion and enthusiasm for working with people of all ages and from all backgrounds

– Be able to lead and positively engage with all members the group onboard

– Show excellent communication skills and remain calm under pressure

– Have compassion and empathy for the needs of all customers and staff

– Have experience in the maintenance and coding of commercial vessels

How to apply

Applications can be made via email by sending a CV and covering letter / supporting statement to explain why you are interested in the role to [email protected]. Please include two relevant references (e.g., sailing experience, youth work, recovery work).

Closing date: 2nd January 2023.

Interviews: week commencing 16th January 2023, Sailing Tectona will send invitations to interview the week before.’

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