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First Mate – Cirdan Sailing Trust

Cirdan Sailing Trust vessels

The Cirdan Sailing Trust is looking for a 1st Mate for their 2023 sailing programme. The successful applicant will have opportunity to gain experience across the Cirdan fleet.

Start Date: 30th January 2023 (negotiable for the right applicant). Contract until early November 2023

Salary – Depending on experience and vessel starting at £22,000 pa pro rata.

‘The Trust’s mates support the Skippers in the delivery of our Sail Training programme of providing opportunities to disadvantaged young people to develop life skills through the challenge and adventure of life at sea. 2023 sees the Trust’s 40th anniversary of operation.

As a small charity, the successful candidate will need to be a strong team player with a positive attitude.

Candidates should have the following:

– RYA Yachtmaster with commercial endorsement

– ENG 1 Medical

– Experience of working with young people in some capacity (not necessarily sail training)

– Empathy with the youth of today

– The right to live and work in the UK

It is desirable that candidates have the following but not essential:

– Gaff rig experience

– Experience of vessels 20m and larger

– Experience of traditional wooden vessels

– Experience of Sail Training

The successful candidate will hold, or be subject to, an enhanced DBS check.

Applications can be made by sending a CV and covering letter / supporting statement via email to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is 20th January 2023.

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