Seasonal First Mate

First Mate: Seasonal (37 weeks), £1,202.50 per month.

Start date: 20th March 2017

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is looking for a First Mate to join our friendly team in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull between the months of March and November.

You will work closely with our Science and Community Engagement Teams to support our boat based programmes. You will assist with the operations and maintenance for Silurian, the Trust’s 60ft sailing, research and education vessel, and crew the majority of survey trips. A medical certificate (i.e. ML5 or ENG1) and a full PVG check will be required to take up this position.

The majority of your work will be based aboard the Trust’s 60ft sailing vessel. You will be required to assist with the preparation of Silurian for the surveys (victualing, cleaning, maintenance etc.), the operations of Silurian during the surveys (navigation, helming, sail handling, dinghy driving etc.), to join in with all activities aboard (scientific surveys, volunteer training, trips ashore, meal preparations, school visits etc.) and to assist with the preparation of Silurian for winter after the season finishes.

The closing date for applications is 6th January 2017 and interviews will be conducted by Skype the week commencing Monday 9th January 2017.

To request a full job description, person specification and supporting boat information, email