Work with Us

Ocean Sailing Scotland relies on a trusted band of both shore and sea staff to help keep our operations running smoothly. We pride ourselves on looking after, not only the first ever Clipper Round the World Race Yacht but our crew and guests.


Skipper\First Mate

Our skippers and First Mates are the core of our trips. Preparing for and executing each trip with a professionalism exceeded only by an approach to safety they are key to the success of our voyages. Our skippers and mates will require to have at least two years experience sailing yachts in excess of 50Ft. It is especially important that their experience includes the management of crew beyond delivery situations.

Skippers and mates must retrain annually to keep abreast of developments and yacht systems. Qualification requirements will vary depending on the trip classification you are covering. Job opportunities are ongoing.


Events Co-Ordinator

A key role in our organisation is that of the events Co-Ordinator. Be it a mid season maintenance window, major refit, boat show, client engagement or everyday trip planning you can expect to be involved is all aspects of our events.

You will have a minimum of two years experience in planning events, preferably with international locations and with a sailing background. Ideally you will also be able to join as first mate on coastal or youth voyages.

Closing date is Friday 16th November 2018.


Refit Engineer

A seasonal role the refit engineer is responsible for overseeing the execution of both major and minor refit schedules including the winter refit season. The role is currently open for applications for the 18/19 winter refit based at Kip Marina, Scotland. It will involve two days per week for a total of 16 weeks starting 22nd November 2018.

You should have extensive experience of refit works on yachts above 50Ft. Marine based qualifications in engineering or electrics will be advantageous as is an approach to quality in workmanship.

Closing date is Friday 16th November 2018.


Medical Officer (Volunteer Position)

As an ocean going adventure sailing company we carry extensive medical supplies which need regular checks and replenishment. The role is part of our volunteer programme and will expect to take up one day of your time every 4-6 weeks. Reporting to the principal skipper you will be responsible for reporting kit compliance and any replacements are ordered.

Closing date is Friday 16th November 2018