Our current job vacancies (01.05.2021):


Bosun – Tall Ship Pelican of London

TS Pelican of London, the UK-flagged 3-masted Class A tall ship wishes to recruit an experienced seafarer to sail on board the vessel as Bosun.

This will initially be a relief position, with the possibility of subsequent additional opportunities.

Minimum qualifications required:

  • MCA International Yacht Rating Certificate (or higher MCA Certificate of Competency)

OR

  • Merchant Navy ‘AB’ qualification (or equivalent)

OR

  • RYA Coastal Skipper Certificate (or higher/equivalent)

With current, valid:

  • ENG1 medical fitness certificate
  • Basic STCW safety training certificates
  • Valid Passport with more than 6 months validity

An Enhanced UK DBS check will be arranged by vessel/company for British Citizens resident in the UK. For overseas applicants, it may be necessary to arrange a “Police Check” with your national authorities prior to joining.

Suitable applicants:

  • Shall have significant experience sailing in square-rigged vessels or large gaff-rigged vessels
  • Will be familiar with the basic processes for setting, handing and furling sails of various types
  • Shall possess good maintenance skills, including:
    • Traditional rigging skills, such as splicing (rope), mousing, serving and seizing
    • Efficient, clean and neat painting ability including use of marine two-pack paints
    • The ability to carry out basic sail repairs by hand (patching, darning etc)
    • Basic woodwork/carpentry
    • Basic engineering knowledge
    • Will be familiar with use of hand tools and portable electrical tools
  • Will be comfortable using computers, including word processing and spreadsheet software for record keeping/inventories etc.
  • Be keen to teach less experienced crew members traditional seamanship skills
  • Should be friendly, approachable and enjoy working with others. We carry inexperienced trainees who will look to all the ship’s professional crew as role models.

Role of Bosun

  • This person will work under the supervision of the First Mate to carry out the maintenance of the vessel’s standing and running rigging, sails and deck equipment/fixtures.
  • This person will usually be on “daywork” but is also ‘on call’ overnight when needed
  • The Bosun will be responsible for teaching seamanship and safe working aloft to trainees and volunteer crewmembers in line with the procedures within our Safety Management System
  • This person will also be responsible for stock-keeping and oversight of deck spares and consumables

A successful candidate will join our positive, enthusiastic and friendly professional crew to deliver exciting and challenging sail training voyages to young people and adults in local and international voyages around the British Isles, North Atlantic and elsewhere.

TO APPLY: Please submit your CV and covering email to enquiries@seasyourfuture.org

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: This role will close once when we appoint a suitable applicant.

START DATE FOR THE ROLE: Negotiable but could be immediate if you are looking for immediate work.

 

Second Mate – Tall Ship Pelican of London

TS Pelican of London, the UK-flagged 3-masted Class A tall ship wishes to recruit a professional deck officer to sail on board the vessel as Second Mate.

This is a rotational position, with a successful applicant working “back-to-back” as a relief for our other Second Mate.

Minimum qualifications required:

  • UK MCA OOW (Deck) Certificate of Competency: “OOW < 500GT (Yachts and Sail Training Vessels)”

Or:

  • Any UK MCA Unlimited OOW (Deck) Certificate of Competency

With current, valid:

  • ENG1 medical fitness certificate
  • Basic STCW95 modules as appropriate to CoC
  • Valid Passport with more than 6 months validity
  • NI/STI “Sail Endorsement” (Square Rig) or equivalent*

An Enhanced UK DBS check will be arranged by vessel/company for British Citizens resident in the UK.

For overseas applicants, it may be necessary to arrange a “Police Check” with your national authorities prior to joining.

*Those who do not hold this qualification will be required to undertake a minimum of 14 days of watchkeeping on board and complete an in-house assessment prior to sailing on board as Second Mate.

Suitable applicants:

  • Shall have significant experience of square-rigged sail training vessels, including experience watchkeeping as Officer the Watch on the bridge of such vessels.
  • Will be experienced with use of paper navigational charts and the use of proprietary electronic chart systems.
  • Will be familiar with celestial navigation methods and able to use a sextant effectively.
  • Should be smartly presented, friendly, approachable and enjoy working with others. We carry inexperienced trainees who will look to all the ship’s officers as role models and will be keen to learn from you if given the opportunity.

Role of Second Mate:

  • This person will usually hold bridge watches from 0000-0400 and 1200-1600 when the vessel is at sea or at anchor (we usually break watches when alongside).
  • In addition, this person be responsible for applying corrections to the vessel’s suite of navigational charts and publications and developing passage plans as required.
  • They will also be responsible for monthly inspections and general maintenance of LSA/FFA and GMDSS equipment including GMDSS logbook.
  • All crewmembers are also expected to take a full and active part in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the vessel.

A successful candidate will join our positive, enthusiastic, and friendly professional crew to deliver exciting and challenging sail training voyages to young people and adults in local and international voyages around the British Isles, North Atlantic and elsewhere.

TO APPLY: Please submit your CV and covering email to enquiries@seasyourfuture.org

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: This role will close once when we appoint a suitable applicant.

START DATE FOR THE ROLE: Negotiable but could be immediate if you are looking for immediate work.

VOLUNTEERS

We are looking always on the lookout for Volunteer Ambassadors and we continue to welcome registrations of interest from Volunteers to work with us as crew and in Dry Dock at Sharpness.

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Seas Your Future – Interested in  being a volunteer Ambassador?

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 Ship Pelican of London 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 be interested in volunteering as one of our local Ambassadors click the link below for more information or the second link for an application form.

Or 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 Ship, Pelican of London, 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.com

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