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Skipper – Challenge Wales *Revised Role*

Job Title: Staff Skipper

Employed by : Challenge Wales

Accountable to: Board of Trustees

Line Managed by: Trustee (CEO)

Type of Position: Optional – To be discussed with candidate.

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 (pro-rata) for sea-staff to be taken during either the off-peak season or as directed. Role to start in June 2023 or for those interested in a longer term position can also start in June OR start at the end of the season but start date can be variable to suit individual requirements.

Salary: £30,000 – £34,000 (pro rata)

Location of Work: Operation base from Cardiff, South Wales but sailing to various UK ports and overseas.

Essential Checks: Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references and the successful applicant will be required to attend safeguarding training.

Selection Process: Initial interview will be Zoom or face-to-face (depending on location) and at-sea sailing assessments will follow

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 and your notice period (If applicable). Please also supply two references (which will only be followed up if you are successful at interview) to: [email protected]

Deadline: Applications to be received by 12th April 2023. We will not be waiting until 12th April to respond to applicants but will be inviting applicants to the initial interview on a rolling basis once applications have been reviewed. If you are wishing to apply for the role and start later in the year, please register your interest as soon as possible and ideally by the 12th April 2023.

Challenge Wales welcomes applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from all backgrounds.

Further details of the role available on the Challenge Wales website here – Jobs – Challenge Wales

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