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Want to help look after whales, dolphins and turtles off the west coast of Scotland?

Then the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust want to hear from you!

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is looking for a boat manager for its 39-year-old ketch research vessel Silurian, which embarks on trips around the Highlands and Islands each season – and was featured in the landmark BBC series Blue Planet.

The part-time job is offered with a two-year contract to January 2023 – with the potential to extend – and is worth £27,000 a year, pro rata.

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

The ad states that ‘the role is a unique position, pivotal to the delivery of our core research and education programmes on board our charity-owned and operated vessel, Silurian. The boat manager is responsible for the crew, overseeing boat operations, and undertaking maintenance for Silurian.'

It continued: ‘We are looking for somebody with a passion for our seas and wildlife and a desire to make our vessel, Silurian, the best it can be. We are seeking an enthusiastic selfmotivator, familiar with commercial vessel requirements, experienced in boat maintenance, with outstanding communication skills.'

The deadline for applications is 30 November.

Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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