APPRENTICE / TRAINEE FOR RoRo
RoRo is short for 'roll on-roll off'
no qualifications or experience is required to apply
JOB DESCRIPTION Apprentice/Trainee for DSA and RoRo Sailing Project
THE CHARITY - The Thomas Morley Trust - Disabled Sailors Association (DSA) started in 1993 and is a Charity that provides recreation facilities for disabled people.
DSA has two wheelchair accessible yachts in Portsmouth Harbour for charter and a number of dinghies that it loans to disabled people. www.disabledsailing.org
YOU - your aim will be to learn to run the DSA Yachts and dinghies in a professional manner and obtain the qualifications and most of all the day to day experience in a marine environment required to enable you to obtain a well paid position in the Marine Industry.
Tuition will be offered in all aspects of the industry including work experience with other companies. All exam and tuition fees will be provided.
You can expect to trained for as many off the following as you wish, Competent Crew - RYA Yachtmaster Practical - Essential Navigation and Seamanship - VHF DSC Radio - RYA Day Skipper theory - STCW95 - RYA Day Skipper Practical - First Aid - RYA Coastal Skipper theory - Diesel Maintenance - RYA Coastal Skipper Practical - Car Driving Licence - RYA Power Boat Level 2 - JST Watchkeeper - RYA Sailability Disability Awareness Course - ASTO Small Ship Racing - RYA Yachtmaster Theory - Sail Maintenance and Repair a driving licence, RYA Yachtmaster,plus any other qualification you may need for you chosen career path.
Theoretical hours are 48 hours per week and are flexible taking time off for any overtime worked.
Mon 09.00 till 18.00
Break times are up to 1 hour per day taken as work permits.
This is not a paid position but generous expenses and all training and exam fees are met.
Duties - are as required to forward the interests of the Charity, but most important -
Day to day running of the Charities Yachts and facilities.
You are not expected to actually sail the boats every day but they must be checked every day.
Keep the Charities boats and equipment in clean, good safe condition.
Keep Log Books and records up to date.
Complete the weekly and monthly maintenance schedules.
Carry out small or running repairs.
Deliveries of boats
General Information - The yachts are used mainly for day sailing and a typical day will be, crew arrival 10 am wishing to return to the marina by 4pm.
On normal sailing days when the crew arrive you will conduct an induction session that will outline safety measures where you will ascertain the capabilities of the disabled people and their carers and adjust your sailing program to suit, your prime duty being safety.
You should err on the side of safety, the Charity will back your decisions in all circumstances and will refund fees or arrange another session if a cancellation or return to base is considered the best course.
You will not be responsible for assisting the disabled person in the necessities of their disability (they will have a friend/carer or relative for this ) only in their needs in safely sailing the yachts to their ability or wishes. Some may want to do a lot some may wish to do very little, your main task will be to teach, guide or help people to sail the yachts. Your responsibility is to the yacht and crew as a whole.
Mike Wood MBE
Chairman - Thomas Morley Trust 07541754196
email the following details about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org