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We are a small not-for-profit Sail Training charity that is passionate about improving the lives of young people through an alternative learning experience. We are currently expanding our offer with an exciting programme of activities including ocean science and maritime careers and are seeking up to four new trustees to extend the range of skills and experience on our Board.


Our trustees are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the Charity and ensuring best practice in areas such as policy, finance, risk management and performance. Our Board has been active throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and meetings are currently being held remotely. We are a friendly team who work together to deliver our vision and five year Development Plan.


Following a Board skills audit, we are keen to recruit new trustees with experience in one or more of the following areas:
➢ Sail Training
➢ Maritime sector
➢ Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
➢ Finance and accounting

If you are inspired by our vision, want to be part of shaping the future of Adventure under Sail and can offer relevant experience, time and commitment, please apply to join us! For more information about us and the trustee role, please download our trustee pack at: https://www.adventureundersail.com/

If you have any questions you can e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Chair of Trustees at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications must be received by e-mail or post no later than 12 noon on 21 September 2020

Location: Sea Cadets, Midlands Boat Station. B16 9EE

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary: £30,000 Gross per annum

Closing Date: 07 September 2020

Interviews: w/c 14 September 2020

Application: CV & Supporting Statement

Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 15,000 young people over 400 Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

MSSC are seeking a Manager who will lead and drive high quality training at our training facility at Sea Cadet Midlands Boat Station, based at Edgbaston Reservoir in Birmingham. Midlands Boat Station is a new facility and has been activated in August 2020 as part of the charities COVID-19 response. Full details available on their website.

Role: Sessional Instructor (Water Sports Instructor)

Contract: Casual Contracts

Location: Various Locations across UK (please scroll down to view)

Salary: Salary is dependent on location (please scroll down to view)

Closing Date: on going

Application: CV & Supporting Statement

Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 15,000 young people over 400 Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

MSSC are currently recruiting enthusiastic water sports instructors to various seasonal full time, part time and sessional contracts at our boating and training centres around the UK. Full details available on MSSC website.

Location: Midlands Boat Station. B16 9EE

Contract: Full time, Permanent.

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000

Closing Date: 07 September 2020

Interviews: w/c 14 September 2020

Application: CV & Supporting Statement

Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 15,000 young people over 400 Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

MSSC are seeking a Chief Instructor who will deliver and coordinate high quality training at our training facility at Sea Cadet Midlands Boat Station, based at Edgbaston Reservoir in Birmingham. Midlands Boat Station is a new facility and has been activated in August 2020 as part of the charities COVID-19 response. Full details available on their website.

Job Title: Project Organiser
Reports to: Project Chairman
Location: River Hamble, Southampton| Work from Home

About the Role
The successful candidate will demonstrate an outstanding passion and aptitude for sail training. You will become the lead of day to day operations for the Project, seeking to grow and maintain the relationships of the Project with our customers, and Project members, as well as governing organisations. Experience in sail training and possession of RYA qualifications are desirable but not essential.

What you’ll be doing
• The first point of contact for customers, dealing with enquiries, and bookings
• Promote the Project
• Organise / book volunteer sea staff for sail training voyages, familiarisation voyages, Refit season
• Maintain regulatory paperwork, complete required reports
• Ensure maintenance is completed to keep yachts in coding and seaworthy (Managing and supporting the Project Bosun’s work activities)
• Arrange to provision the boats for sail training voyages
• Work with Training officer to develop Project members

What we need from you
You will be someone that can build relationships quickly with our customers, Project members and your counterparts within ASTO, and the Scout Association. We’re looking for a highly motivated individual who will join and make an impact on our Project as well as enjoying our fun and flexible working culture.

Other desirable characteristics and experience include:
• Excellent time management & self-organisation
• Self-awareness/ability to receive criticism and feedback
• Knowledge and experience of sailing/sail-training
• RYA sail qualifications (Ideally YM Offshore)
• Knowledge and experience of the Scout Association

About Discovery Sailing Project
We prepare young people with skills for life; The Discovery Sailing Project delivers offshore sailing experiences for young people. We allow Scouts, Youth Organisations and others to develop through sail training. We are part of the Scout Association, forming the Offshore Sailing section of the Dockland Scout Project and are guided by the Scout Association values and methods. The Project is also a member of The Association of Sail Training Organisations; ASTO is pro-active in developing the safety standards within Sail Training and encourages good practice.
We operate three sail training vessels and regularly take part in Sail Training International tall ships races. Our customers are predominantly from Scouting, with us also operating some corporate/non-youth group voyages.
Candidates wishing to apply should email their CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Deputy Chairman)

Role: Chief Instructor

Location: Crosby Boating Station, Crosby, L22 1RR

Contract: Full time, Permanent.

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000

Closing Date: 21st August 2020 Midday.

Interviews: 31st August 2020

Application: CV & Supporting Statement

Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 15,000 young people over 400 Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

MSSC are seeking a Chief Instructor who will deliver high quality training at our training facility in North West Area Sea Cadet Boating Station, based at the Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre.  Full details available on their website

Female Second Mate on board Ocean Spirit of Moray
Salary £15,000.00 p/a (pro rata for contract period).

Gordonstoun is seeking dynamic and self-motivated female Sail Trainers to be part of the professional team aboard our 80 foot Sail Training Ketch Ocean Spirit of Moray for the 2020 sailing season. Employment will be on a fixed term basis from mid-August 2020 to November 2020 with dates to be confirmed at interview.

Candidates should hold RYA Day Skipper/Watch Leader certificate or above, and an excellent track record of working in positions of responsibility on board Sail Training vessels over 20 meters.

In line with the occupational requirements of the Equality Act 2010, only female applicants over the age of 21 can apply for this role.

Please visit the vacancies section of the School’s website at www.gordonstoun.org.uk for details of how to apply. For any other queries, contact Recruitment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01343 837916.

The closing date for applications is 27th July 2020. Interviews will be held the following week.

Job Purpose: To provide operational and administrative assistance to the maintenance and office teams
Hours: 2.5 days/20 hours days per week (timings negotiable, but must include Friday mornings)
Salary: Depending on experience pro rata to hours worked to £18,000 – £20,000 full time equivalent
Contract: Permanent
Reporting to: The Project Director

Responsibilities:

Provisioning and Procurement:
• In liaison with the Project Secretary, determine the provisioning requirements for voyages and onshore activities including refit programmes – ensuring that all dietary and allergy requirements are taken into account
• Procure food and household/domestic items in a timely manner in accordance with voyage and onshore activities including refit programme
• Oversee provisioning for voyages in accordance with crew number lists and dietary requirements
• Ensure sufficient supplies are readily available of household/domestic items, medical kits and crew clothing for the fleet and the office as appropriate
• Effective management of food and non-food stores shore-side
• Support the Project Engineer and Project Shipwright in procuring equipment, material and tools in accordance with the Project’s financial delegation of authority

Home Port Cardiff (Wales) but various UK and overseas
Full Time Seasonal - £23,000 plus pension plus accommodation/food while sailing. 3 weeks on / 1 week off rotation

Challenge Wales is an award-winning Sail Training charity, based in South Wales and currently operates two vessels (72-ft Challenge Wales and 60-ft Adventure Wales) carrying out youth development activities and adult fundraising voyages. Sailing activity takes places around the Welsh coast, Ireland, South coast and further afield where sail training events and races are taking place. In the past this has included Europe and the Baltic countries.

We are a fun, young, growing organisation bringing adventure experiences to socially diverse young people and fundraising through adult only voyages.

Purpose of the Role:
To Skipper on both Challenge Wales (Challenge 72) and Adventure Wales (Ocean 60) although the majority of the role will be based on Adventure Wales. The post-holder will deliver instruction and motivate young people. The majority of the role is working with young people with a small proportion being adult fundraising trips/corporate experiences. The Skipper is responsible for the overall day to day running of the vessel, its safety, SMS compliance, operational efficiency and delivering a fun and exciting voyage.

The post of Skipper of EXCELSIOR has come vacant for the 2020 Season onwards.

This is a unique opportunity to become involved with one of the most authentic sea-going vessels under the Red Ensign. Her present role as a busy Sail Training and charter vessel around the Western seaboard of Europe is demanding and requires previous sail training experience.

EXCELSIOR is a 100 Ton (displacement) 77ft L.O.A. former Lowestoft Smack. As a Core List vessel in the UK’s Historic Fleet she is maintained traditionally which involves the skipper and mate in working on the refit over the winter (with technical support). This includes supervising volunteers and trainees.

Volunteer Skippers and mates urgently required for the 2019 season and beyond.

"Adventures Offshore are a long-established Sail Training charity with two Oyster 49’s based in Ipswich. Our boats are staffed throughout the season by three volunteer sea staff. We sail mainly at weekends during term time, and then both boats have a more adventurous programme of voyages throughout school holidays, including participating in Tall Ships Races.

If you have an RYA Dayskipper or above; with or without a commercial endorsement, we would love to hear from you.

Please give Judy a ring on 07927 911981 to find out more about volunteering with us."

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www.adventuresoffshore.co.uk

 

Tall Ships Youth Trust are looking for a Freelance Skipper to work on their Challenger Yachts, Catamaran and Ketch.

Successful applicant must have completed a Tall Ships Suitability / DBS Check.

Manning Requirements

• Yachtmaster Offshore (with Commercial Endorsement)
• ML5 or ENG1
• MCA Approved Elementary First Aid Certificate
• VHF Radio License
• Powerboat Level 2
• Long Range Radio Operators License
• Medical Care Aboard Ship
• Diesel Engine Course or Equivalent
• Radar Operation Certificate

Tall Ships Youth Trust are looking for a Freelance Mate to work on their Challenger Yachts, Catamaran and Ketch.

Successful applicant must have completed a Tall Ships Suitability / DBS Check.

Manning Requirements

• Yachtmaster Offshore (with Commercial Endorsement)
• ML5 or ENG1
• MCA Approved Elementary First Aid Certificate
• VHF Radio License
• Powerboat Level 2
• Long Range Radio Operators License
• Medical Care Aboard Ship
• Radar Operation Certificate

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JUNK YACHT BOLEH

The Boleh Trust, a registered charity, seeks volunteers to crew “Boleh” to provide sailing opportunities for disadvantaged adults and young people. Full details of the Trust will be found at http://www.bolehproject.com

“Boleh” is a 40ft Registered National Historic Ship (no 2281) fully restored after a 7 year high quality refit and is fully coded. With her remarkable history she is a unique and iconic vessel and, with her junk rig, excites interest wherever she goes!