Trinity Crew

Come and work with us at The Trinity Sailing Foundation

The Trinity Sailing Foundation is on the look out for three new people to join the team.

We are recruiting three new crew members: A cook, a mate, and a skipper.

The skipper will be working on a seasonal contract — between January to September 2018 — on board Golden Vanity.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of (valid, commercially-endorsed) RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Cruising Instructor certificates, along with a valid ENG 1 or ML5 medical fitness certificate. Ideally they will also hold an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Certificate.

This person will have previous experience skippering traditionally-rigged sailing vessels and relevant maintenance skills. The skipper will be responsible for the overall management and operation the vessel, both during voyages and maintenance periods as required. They will also undertake training of other seastaff and trainees including relevant RYA qualifications.  A positive approach to developing a “safety culture” on board and embracing current legislation is required in this role.

The new mate will be working on board Provident, or Leader, during the same seasonal period.

This person will hold a minimum of RYA Day Skipper or RYA Watch Leader certification along with a valid ENG 1 or ML5 medical fitness certificate. They will have previous experience of sail training, ideally carried out on board traditionally-rigged sailing vessels. This person will be competent to stand a navigational watch during a cross channel passage, and they will have some maintenance skills.

Our new cook will be working on board Provident, during the same seasonal period. This person will hold a valid food hygiene certificate and a valid ENG1 or ML5 medical fitness certificate.

They will have experience of catering for 16 people or more. The cook will be responsible for all catering and food/galley hygiene on board, providing three meals per day with suitable refreshments in between. They will also have responsibility for victualling, with support and assistance from our shorebased office team.

During Sail Training voyages the cook will involve the trainees in preparation, service and clearing down after each meal, helping to give them an educational experience in the galley and teaching them new skills.

During adult charter voyages the cook will be responsible for the preparation and cooking of each meal, with help serving and clearing down from the seastaff, but the ability to manage the galley alone if necessary is important.

All job offers will be subject to an:

  • Interview at our office
  • On board assessment
  • Enhanced DBS check

For more information, or to apply, email a CV to, or call 01803 88 33 55 for more information.