CURRENT VACANCIES (Last updated: 10/08/22)

WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW TRUSTEES TO ADD TO OUR BOARD OF SIX

Following a skills audit of our board we are keen to recruit new trustees with the following experience:

  • Sail Training
  • Maritime sector
  • Education (particularly higher, further, and educational development)
  • Finance and accounting

If you are inspired by our vision, want to be part of shaping the future of Seas Your Future and can offer relevant experience, time and commitment, please apply to join us!

We meet our core objectives through:

  • Sail Training, enabling young people to discover their abilities, values, passions and responsibilities in situations that offer adventure, challenge and the unexpected.
  • Unique Maritime Careers opportunities to learn about life on-board, safety at sea, seamanship, navigation, engineering, teamwork and much more.
  • Voyages for studying Ocean Science, changes to the marine environment and climate, to young people who care passionately about safeguarding the planet.
  • Ensuring that voyages are open to all young people by seeking to subsidise costs for those that cannot pay.
  • Expanding sail training capacity and specialist voyages over the next five years, to meet increasing demand.

Our tall ship Pelican has berth capacity for up to 35 trainees and 12 crew and volunteers, and our tall ship Fridtjof Nansen has berth capacity for up to 42 trainees and 13 crew and volunteers. We have been undertaking sail training voyages since 2007. We aim to sail for 48 weeks every year and our sailing programme is normally agreed 12-24 months in advance. We work in strategic partnership with charities and community organisations, education providers, vocational trainers, port authorities and local councils, to offer a unique and life-changing experience to all who sail with us. With our recently acquired second ship we are expanding our sail training offer with an exciting programme of activities including ocean science and maritime careers and are seeking at least two new trustees to extend the range of skills and experience on our current board of six.

Candidates interested in becoming a Trustee for Seas Your Future must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Commitment to Seas Your Future’s objectives
  • Core governance and management skills
  • Ability to think strategically, creatively and have an eye for detail.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to discharge, the core responsibilities of being a charity trustee
  • Willingness and ability to commit the time to the board as indicated below
  • Willingness and ability to serve on appropriate formal and informal committees/advisory groups relating to specific functions or projects
  • Willingness and commitment to absorb information about Seas Your Future (and its key messages) so as to be an effective ambassador and influencer for the organisation

Candidates must be able to demonstrate at least three years’ experience in at least one of the following:

  • Sail training
  • Maritime sector
  • Education (particularly higher, further, and educational development)
  • Financial management/accountancy
  • Income generation experience, for example in earned income, fundraising among individuals/major donors and/or companies and with grant-making trusts and foundations
  • Human resources expertise such as the development of HR policies, equal opportunities and diversity or management of an HR function
  • Experience, preferably at senior level, of management (people and other resources) and/or governance (for example as trustee of another organisation)
  • Working in the community development or social care sectors

What difference will you make?

As we plan to more than double the number of young people who will benefit from our activities, from around 450 each year to around 1,000, giving them a potentially life-changing opportunity, you will support our vision and strategic direction as set out in our 5-year Development Plan first published in July 2020 and updated in May 2022. We are particularly eager to develop our career development activities, by offering more opportunities to young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to explore the possibilities of a career in the Maritime Sector or in Ocean Science and Environmental Studies.

Deadline: 5th September 2022

BECOME A MEDIC

As Pelican voyage crew members, young people from all backgrounds, aged between 14 and 25, embark on a voyage of self-discovery. They join us to learn from experts in sail training, explore the possibilities of a maritime career or pursue a passion for ocean science and environmental conservation. We’re looking for an enthusiastic expedition medic to cover the role of Volunteer Health and Welfare officer providing pastoral support and emergency health cover for coastal voyages around the United Kingdom and Ireland. Dates: 5th June – 20th Dublin – Dublin. Along with future voyages.

We will arrange and pay for travel, support arranging indemnity insurance and cover those expenses too.

You should be a UK registered doctor/nurse/paramedic registered in the UK, ideally with recent acute/emergency care experience. You will be supported virtually by our lead Health and Welfare Officer, plus the option of case discussion with our emergency care consultants as required from the Bristol Royal Infirmary NHS Trust.

A comprehensive medical kit Is provided on board, and all participants undergo pre-voyage health screening.

To apply or for further information, please email Marc Robinson; Lead Health and Welfare officer, Contact: medic@seasyourfuture.org

Dates:

  • Ijmuiden in Germany for the start of Ocean College 5th Oct – Tenerife 3rd Nov
  • Tenerife 2nd Nov – Cape Verde 14th Nov
  • Cape Verde 13th Nov -British Virgin Islands 14th Dec Trans-Atlantic passage and Caribbean Island hopping
  • British Virgin Islands 13th Dec–31 Dec – Central America and Caribbean
  • Almirante in the Dominican Republic 28th Dec – Almirante Jan 21st – Ocean Colleges South American land-based program
  • Almirante 19th Jan – Bermuda 23rd Feb – Including Cuba
  • Bermuda 21st Feb – Dartmouth 31st March (includes Azores) Trans-Atlantic passage
  • Dartmouth 31st March – Bristol 18th (Includes return passage to Germany for the end of Ocean College

We look forward to hearing from you!

BECOME A BOSUN

Due to the purchase of our second vessel, the Fridtjof Nansen, we have an immediate opening for the position of Bosun. You need to be familiar with a vessel of similar size, be able to work in a team, guide and instruct people aloft, enjoy an adventure and be professional. For further information about Seas Your Future and our programmes please visit www.seasyourfuture.org

Minimum Basic Training Needed:

  • STCW 95
  • AB / Yacht Rating / Yachtmaster Coastal or national equivalent

Other Requirements:

  • Medical Certificate
  • Semans Book - Own National
  • Discharge Book
  • Covid Jab 1 & 2 (Booster)

Please email enquiries@seasyourfuture.org with your, name, phone number, CV and a brief paragraph about your experience and your availability or request an informal conversation about the role.

BECOME A 3RD OFFICER

We are looking for volunteer 3rd Officers to join Pelican of London and Fritjof Nansen on their planned voyages over the next 12 months. We have space on board for individuals who wish to add sea time and enjoy an adventure as part of our professional crew.

Minimum Basic Training Needed:

  • STCW 95
  • GMDSS
  • OOW CoC

Other Requirements:

  • Medical Certificate
  • Semans Book - Own National
  • Discharge Book
  • Covid Jab 1 & 2 (Booster)

Company Preferred Attributes:

  • RYA Power Boat Level 2
  • Yellow Fever Jab
  • FRB

Seas Your Future operates a flexible rotation system; If you are interested in this opportunity, please email enquiries@seasyourfuture.org with your phone number, name, CV and a brief paragraph about your experience and your availability.

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Seas Your Future is the trading name of Adventure Under Sail, a small charity involved in sail training, maritime careers and ocean science.  We are seeking to recruit local volunteer Ambassadors at an exciting time in our development, to raise our profile, to attract new sources of funding, and to develop partnerships with youth organisations to deliver our mission. Over the next five years we have the exciting opportunity potentially to double the number of young people who sail with us, but we need additional skills and resources. Could you help us?    

Our mission is “….to educate young people, through the provision of sailing or sailing related activities and other training and so as to develop their physical, mental, and social capabilities so that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and their conditions of life may be improved”. 

 We pursue these objectives on board the tall ships Pelican of London and Fridtjof Nansen by: 

  • Using sail training programmes to enable young people to discover and extend their abilities, values, passions and responsibilities in situations that offer adventure, challenge and the unexpected; developing their character, resilience, self-confidence, and independence.   
  • Offering maritime careers taster and training opportunities, to experience life on-board, safety at sea, seamanship, navigation, engineering and teamwork. Participants may already be apprentices or this may be their first step towards a career within the maritime sector. 
  • Offering Ocean Science educational voyages to young people who care passionately about safeguarding the planet; these have a particular focus on changes to the marine environment and climate.   
  • Working to ensure that voyages are open to all young people by seeking to subsidise costs for those that cannot pay. 

 Young people need support now more than ever.  This is a great opportunity to contribute positively to the development of young people and to partner with some committed and passionate individuals 

 If you would like an informal discussion for further information, please contact Simon Thorrington our Development and Partnerships Manager, simon@seasyourfuture.org     

 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

We could not maintain our tall ships, Pelican of London and Fridtjof Nansen, without the help and support of our volunteers. Become a volunteer and your time will be highly valued. We rely on volunteer crew throughout the year, and our Tall Ship requires regular maintenance when it is in dry dock in Sharpness or Bristol to ensure safety and comfort for the sailing crew and youth trainees. To Become a Volunteer please complete and email our Volunteer Application Form to: enquiries@seasyourfuture.org

 

Development plan

Our 2020 Development Plan outlines our aims and objectives for the next few years.

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Seas Your Future is the operating name of Adventure Under Sail,
Charity 1124276, VAT 174919961.

For more information contact:

enquiries@seasyourfuture.org 
T: +44 (0) 1305 839835
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