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First Mate

Job typepermanent
LocationHeart of England
Contact personGavin Taylor
Closing dateongoing


Excelsior is looking for an enthusiastic First Mate for a full time paid position onboard to help deliver quality experiences to her groups and help maintain a nationally important historic vessel.

Based in Lowestoft, The Excelsior Trust works with local and national groups sailing around the UK and Europe. The 2018 season will take Excelsior to the Baltic, Norway and Holland amongst other places.

The Excelsior Trust provides life changing experiences to a variety of young people and adults alike. The successful applicant will be a key person involved with the care and development of the young people as well as helping teach the skills needed to sail and live at sea.

Excelsior is a 77ft gaff ketch and is on the National Historic Ships register. There is a large emphasis on keeping her traditional and the preservation of the skills needed to sail and maintain her.

Pay will be negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

Start date around March 2018.


How to respond

Email your application and CV to Skipper, Gavin Taylor at

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