Job Opportunity


The Pioneer Sailing Trust has a vacancy for the position of Bosun/Relief Mate.
Based in Essex on the River Colne.
Period: March to end of November
Salary: £1,500 per month
The Vessel: Pioneer is a First class Skillinger Smack built originally in 1864
Pioneer Sailing Trust is passionate about working with young people in the local area and puts them at the heart of the experience on board. Working with local youth groups and charities, we aim to have innovative approach and strive to make a difference to people in Essex. Pioneer is the perfect platform to develop skills and understanding about the environment and we pride ourselves on the quality of delivery from the staff on board.
Essential qualifications: RYA Coastal Skipper, First Aid, Powerboat level 2.
Desirable qualifications: RYA Yachtmaster with commercial endorsement plus an ML5 medical certificate and some experience of large Gaff rig sailing vessels.
Responsibilities:
Interacting and hosting groups on board Pioneer
Leading non sailing activities such as cooking, beach games, quizzes
Delivering practical and theoretical training
Working with and motivating guests on board
Develop learning programmes for guests on board
Ensures the safe and efficient day to day running of the vessel as directed by the Skipper with due regard to Pioneer Sailing Trust’s standard operating procedures.
Deputise for the Skipper taking full responsibility for the safety of the vessel, staff and crew in the Skippers absence.
Maintain the vessel in an operational state, dealing with deficiencies efficiently and safely.

Interviews to be held 22
nd and 23rd February 2018 Contact : admin@pioneersailingtrust.or.uk