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Chief Instructor - Portsmouth Sail Training Trust (PSTT)


"This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster with Cruising Instructor (plus Keel Boat Instructor desirable).

The Chief Instructor is key to raising the aspirations of young people and you will have a strong background of working with young people to further develop their skills, through running an extensive sail training programme with onshore related activities.

Based in Portsmouth, the Chief Instructor will be responsible to the Sea School Principal for the management and running of the full summer and winter programmes, together with the operation and maintenance of the PSTT infrastructure.

Provide leadership and guidance to the PSTT sailing instructors, apprentices, volunteers and young people.

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Trinity Sailing Foundation - Operations & Development Manager

The Trinity Sailing Foundation is a national charity dedicated to supporting the personal development of young people through offshore Sail Training and preserving the fleet of historic vessels in its care.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Sail Training skipper to join our team in Brixham as the Operations and Development Manager.

Your role will be to manage our fleet of three historic sailing vessels (including acting as skipper on a regular basis) and you’ll lead a team of skippers, crew and volunteers through the c30 week sailing season and during winter maintenance. This is an exciting opportunity either for an experienced Operations Manager or for someone who is ready to progress from a full time sailing role.

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1st Mate - Spirit of New Zealand

Permanent Crew Position

Do you like working with young people and making a difference in their lives? Working with like-minded people on one of New Zealand’s iconic sailing vessels that delivers a world renowned Youth Development Programme.

The Spirit of Adventure Trust requires an experienced First Mate for their 45metre barquentine the Spirit of New Zealand. The ship is based out of Auckland and operates around the coast of New Zealand all year round.

You will need to hold a current New Zealand certificate of Watchkeeper < 500GT (although a Master < 500GT Near Coastal qualification would be preferred ) or equivalent. Spirit of New Zealand is 184 GRT. In depth experience in square rig is essential and having a Nautical Institute Square Rig certificate or similar would be seen as beneficial.
NB Please note New Zealand is going through a conversion of certificates at the moment and, if you believe you have an equivalent UK ticket, we would encourage you to apply as they will look on this on a case by case basis.

Naturally you will be mature and responsible with an interest in the development of young people and experience in fostering team skills in group situations. The role is physical and proactive. The sailing roster is based around our 10-day youth programme, operating with two crews on a 10 day rotation.

If this sounds like you please send your application along with you current CV and qualifications to: An appropriate work visa will be required.

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Applications close 20th May 2015

Ro-Ro Sailing Project - Volunteer Skippers

Volunteer Skippers wanted for RoRo Sailing Project which provides sailing facilities for disabled people in purpose designed wheelchair accessible yachts.

Qualifications required = RYA Yachtmaster offshore


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Ocean Youth Trust South - Core Refit Team x 2

Ocean Youth Trust South have 2 spaces on their Core Refit Team

Due to 2 of their volunteers successfully gaining employment in the Sail Training industry, they now have 2 spaces within their Core Refit Team. These vacancies are ideal for anyone considering a career in the marine industry. Volunteers will receive food, accommodation and valuable experience in boat maintenance and repairs. Ideally volunteers must be aged 18+, there is no upper age limit. Practical skills in any aspect of boat maintenance will be an advantage but not essential. Core team volunteers should be hard-working, responsible and enthusiastic. The team all live together in a rented refit house and it is vital that volunteers are also prepared to take responsibility for a share of cooking and cleaning in the house. Refit volunteers often go on to become bosuns or watch leaders during the sailing season. If they were already members of sea staff, their refit experience can help them make progress and move on to more senior roles. Previous volunteers have also moved on to paid work in the sailing industry at first mate or skipper level, where an understanding of maintenance issues is imperative.

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Medical Purser - Jubilee Sailing Trust

Are you adapatable with a cheerful, optimistic personality and organised, with good administration skills? If the answer is yes, apply to join one of Jubilee Sailing Trust's magnificent Tall Ships and sail the seas as Medical Purser on board S.T.S. Lord Nelson & S.V. Tenacious.

JST are looking for a Nurse registered with the NMC and who has ideally worked in a clinical role within the last 6 months.

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Volunteer Third Officer - Jubilee Sailing Trust

Volunteer as Third Officer

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others? Volunteer as Third Officer on board S.T.S Lord Nelson and S.V Tenacious. UK OOW CoC or equivalent needed.

Benefits include: All travel paid, top quality food, visit exciting new ports.

No square rig sailing experience is needed.

For more information please contact Charlotte Butcher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +44 (0)23 8044 3113