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Skipper and Boat Manager

Photo of Silurian

This sailing opportunity expired on 11/11/2019. You may want to take a look at our current sailing opportunities instead.


Boat type

Skookum One ketch

Financial arrangements

Paid position


From January 2020

Travel expenses

Paid by crew


Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Date posted



Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Expiry date


Qualification level required (or equivalent)

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore




Full-time, three year contract, £24,720 - £26,225 per annum.

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is looking for a Skipper to join our friendly team in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. A core activity for the trust is delivering an ongoing programme monitoring whales and dolphins in the Hebrides using an adapted motor sailing vessel, Silurian, as a dedicated research platform. The same vessel also carries out a range of educational programs as well as public awareness and publicity activities.

You will work closely with our science and community engagement teams to support our boat-based programmes. You will manage the operations and maintenance for Silurian, the Trust’s 60ft research and education yacht, and skipper the majority of survey trips. An RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Sail Offshore or Ocean Commercially Endorsed ticket, medical certificate (i.e. ML5 or ENG1), an RYA or MCA approved First Aid certificate and a full PVG check will be required to take up this position.