Do you enjoy sailing? Are you an experienced sailor? Are you keen on helping young people? This is a chance to develop your sail training career with the award-winning charity, Challenge Wales.


 The purpose of the role – The Mate is a key role supporting and assisting the Skipper in delivering the services of Challenge Wales. The Mate is required to live onboard the vessel during the normal operational season.

This post closed at 3pm on 24th January 2018

Click here for full details of the Mate job including 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).

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.