We’ve got some fantastic opportunities for the right people who are wanting to develop their sail training career with Challenge Wales. Do you have sailing experience? Do you want to help young people develop? Then why not find out more about becoming part of our team!

Mate:
This is one of two Mate position’s we have onboard and we are now looking for another Mate to join the team. The Mate is a key role supporting and assisting the Skipper in delivering the services of Challenge Wales.  This is a full time role, minimum of 30 hours a week, on a three week on / one week off leave ratio. The post holder will be Mate on delivery, youth and adult fundraising voyages predominantly on an Ocean 60 (Adventure Wales)  but also on a Challenge 72. As the crew is made up of volunteers, the post holder will also be required to supervise volunteers and any other sea staff during any refit/maintenance programme working alongside the Skipper of each vessel.

Closing date: 3pm 17th April 2018

Click here for full details of the Mate job include job description

The role has been created as the Challenge Wales charity is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government and through the Social Business Growth Fund, which is managed by WCVA (Welsh Council of Voluntary Action).

Administration Assistant (Part Time | 24 hours per week)

The aim of this role, which reports to the Business Development Manager, is to assist in the day to day running of the charity across all administration areas. Are you enthusiastic, accurate with details and have a friendly personality? Then this role could be for you!

Click here to read the Administration Assistant Job Description

Deadline for applications: Closed | This role is now filled.

The role has been created as the Challenge Wales charity is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government and through the Social Business Growth Fund, which is managed by WCVA (Welsh Council of Voluntary Action).

Skipper (Freelance / Seasonal)

To Skipper on both Challenge Wales (Challenge 72) and Adventure Wales (Ocean 60). The post-holder will deliver instruction and motivate young people. The majority of the role is working with young people with a small proportion being adult fundraising trips/corporate experiences. The Skipper is responsible for the overall day to day running of the vessel, its safety, SMS compliance, operational efficiency and delivering a fun and exciting voyage.

Deadline for Applications: We will consider applications for Skipper at various times throughout the year.  We are looking for 2 Relief Skippers.  This role is also suitable for current volunteers who have commercial endorsements.

Read the Skipper Job Description and how to apply

Volunteer Crew

Challenge Wales is currently looking for volunteer crew. This is an unpaid position and a minimum commitment is required. To be eligible to be a volunteer crew  you need to have a minimum of RYA Day Skipper OR at least 2 years sailing experience and have a basic knowledge of sailing OR have experience in outdoor adventure, teaching, youth work or instructing OR been on one of our longer voyages of 3 days or more and been recommended by the Skipper to apply to be a volunteer.
For further details check out the volunteering section on the website.

Fancy being part of our amazing team that inspires and helps young people while having lots of fun at the same time?!

We’re currently recruiting for the following:

  • Skipper (Freelance / Seasonal – up to 2 roles)
  • Volunteer crew