KA1 SL – Sailing Placement Sail Caribbean

Landon Carver are now accepting applications for places on our latest Sail Caribbean Sailing KA1 SL - Sailing Placement Sail Caribbeanprogrammes. This new programme is for recent graduates from the Outdoor Adventure and Education Sector in Ireland. This opportunity provides funding for 4 candidates to spend 60 days immersed in Sail Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands location.

Candidates will spend time learning from Sail Caribbean’s experienced staff, a multitude of clients and students from a wide variety of social backgrounds and sectors.  Candidates will work for 60 day period between 27th May – August 20th 2015. The funding covers all associated travel costs, insurance, some branded clothing as well as full board for the duration of the stay.

Participants experience, observe and learn techniques and systems that will enhance the service they deliver in their workplaces in Ireland. Successful candidates will be scheduled to work in a number of areas such as sailing, instruction of curriculum, shipboard life, land and water activities, time management and group living. They will also assist in the facilitation of group dynamics on-board and planning of activities that challenge students.

For more information on Sail Caribbean visit their website here.

During the placement participants will:

•    Be provided with a practical enhancement of their existing skills which can be transferred to the workplace in Ireland.
•    Enhance networking skills and build relationships with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts.
•    Increase technical ability in sailing.
•    Provide exposure to different cultures.
•    Provide a Euro Pass mobility certificate.
•    Gain a QQI/FETAC Level 5 in Work Experience

Participant Roles and Responsibilities

•    Instruction of students (giving professional sailing tuition to students, taking responsibility for student safety and scheduling lessons).
•    Support of the management (Opening, cleaning, taking bookings, general office work).
•    Equipment management (covers the maintenance and repair of equipment and taking responsibility for equipment during lessons).
•    Student services (establishing a good relationship with students, ensuring they enjoy the sailing experience).
•    Promotion of the centre and its services.

Selection Requirements

•    Candidates should be involved in outdoor adventure, activity or education related work.
•    They should also be graduates of an Irish outdoor adventure, activity or education related course (NFQ Level 5 or similar) within the previous 18 months.
•    Previous experience in large yacht or small boat sailing, seamanship, sailing instruction, coastal cruising, navigation, helmsmanship, and safety at sea.
•    A keen enthusiasm for working in the outdoors.
•    Be flexible, motivated, enthusiastic, work well on their own & as part of a team and be incredibly passionate about the sport of sailing.
•    Have the ability to provide references from at least three sources.
•    Have completed First Aid training.
•    Hold an in-date and open EU passport.
•    The ability and availability to travel to the British Virgin Islands (UK) for the time period specified.
•    Hold an in-date EHIC/E1-11 card (or be able to attain one in time for the placement).

It is not essential, but desirable for all candidates to:

•    Have experience of facilitation of learning in the outdoors.
•    Have an instructor qualification.
•    Be able to provide Garda clearance.
•    Experience working with teenagers in an educational, athletic, or camp setting, with special consideration given to residential (sleep-away) experience

To Apply

Applications for this programme are now closed. Thank you to all who applied and participated.