Have you got what it takes to become Provident’s new mate?


Have you got what it takes to become Provident’s new mate?

Do you want to develop a career in the sailing industry and have a passion for adventure?

Trinity Sailing is on the look out for a new mate to work on our 1924-vessel Provident for the 2015 season.

The right candidate will join  three other full-time staff members on board — the skipper, the bosun, and the cook —providing adventure sailing holidays and youth development voyages aboard our traditional gaff-rigged ketch sailing vessel.

Operation’s manager Matt Gilchrist said: “This is a great opportunity for anyone with a passion for adventure wanting to develop a career in the sailing industry. During cruising holidays and sail training voyages the mate will be responsible for the safe running of the deck.”

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Instructing trainees/guests in the sailing of the boat
  • Leading a watch when on passage
  • Maintenance of the vessel and systems
  • Playing a key part in the provision of sail training and the overall holiday experience.

Matt said: “No engineering experience is required, just enthusiasm and a willingness to work hard and get stuck in.Provident will be based in Brixham, sailing the south west coast, the Channel Islands, Brittany and the Isles of Scilly.”

Applicants should have at least RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper certificate, with commercial endorsement.  Gaff-rig experience would be advantageous but not essential.  The position starts in February.

Please email your application and a C.V. to [email protected]

For further information, or a informal discussion about this role, call Matt Gilchrist on 01803 88 33 55.  People interested in volunteering roles are also being encouraged to get in touch via [email protected]

The closing date for applications is the 6th February 2015.