After a new challenge? Want to work with young people? Want to work on boats? You may be the person we are looking for to join our team.

We are looking for a new trainee bosun!

Starting at the beginning of February 2024 you will help us get our boats ready for the sailing season before joining us on our voyages to change young people’s lives.

The Cirdan Sailing Trust conducts sail training voyages for disadvantaged young people from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. Due to this we are seeking a candidate with the motivation and energy to work with young people to develop their independence, resilience and confidence.

We will teach you everything that you need to know but it will be an advantage if you have some experience out on the water (preferably not with us). Ideally you will hold the RYA Day Skipper and RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualifications. It is also vital that you have empathy with young people particularly those who have faced difficulties in life. The role is rich and varied and therefore we are looking for someone willing to learn and to progress. A hands on and practical mindset is essential.

Many of our bosuns go on to become Mates and Skippers both for Cirdan and other organisations.

As this is a training position minimum wage applies.

An enhanced DBS check and seafarers medical assessment (ENG1) will also be required for the successful applicant.

The contract for the successful candidate will begin in February 2024 until November 2024.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.



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Applications can be made by sending a CV and covering statement by email to The covering statement should include why you are interested in a role with the Cirdan Sailing Trust.

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