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Freelance Skippers and Mates – Ocean Youth Trust North

Ocean Youth Trust North – Freelance Skippers & Mates

 Ocean Youth Trust North seeks Freelance Skippers and Mates for the 20m ketch, James Cook.

Based at North Shields, James Cook operates in the North Sea and occasionally further afield in the Irish Sea and the Baltic.

The key responsibilities of the post will be to deliver Sail Training/ Youth Development voyages safely and to a consistent standard, and to manage and develop staff and volunteers while they are onboard.

Ocean Youth Trust North has operated for 23 years, providing young people from diverse backgrounds with the opportunity for personal development through ‘Adventure under Sail’.  They are seeking someone who easily identifies with young people and can interact with them positively to inspire, encourage, and motivate.


Minimum Yachtmaster Offshore (Coastal for Mate) with Commercial Endorsement with previous experience on a Sail Training vessel in a similar position.

MCA Approved Engine Course

Offers of employment will be made subject to completion of an enhanced DBS check.



Please email [email protected] with your C.V.

For more information about Ocean Youth Trust North:

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