Conservation of the Thames Sailing Barge Raybel  

Purpose: The conservation of Thames Sailing Barge Raybel is a three-year project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore the barge, interpret its history and deliver a programme of community activities and events.

A key element of the project is to develop the volunteer capacity of Raybel Charters C.I.C. Ltd

Raybel Charters is looking to appoint another member of its growing team to restore the Thames sailing barge Raybel and develop Lloyds Wharf as part of the Dolphin Sailing Barge Museum at Milton Creek, Sittingbourne, Kent.

This is a rare opportunity to work with a credited national expert on barge conservation, learn heritage skills, and contribute to the regeneration of Sittingbourne and Swale Heritage. 

Generally the shipwright works 8 hours days Monday to Friday but we are willing to work with candidates to find a suitable working pattern.  However, they will also consider applications from people wishing to undertake the work on a part-time basis, of at least three days per week.  

Location: The conservation will take place at Lloyd Wharf, Milton Creek, Sittingbourne. Lloyd Wharf is also the location of the Dolphin Sailing Barge Museum, which is being used as the project base. 

Click on the pdf link below for full details of the role and how to apply.

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Raybel Charters is one of our Shipshape Network South East Projects, find out more about this zone here.

Job type
£22,000 neg
Job location
South East
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