Operations Director

BOLEH is a unique Registered National Historic Ship operating from Haslar Marina, Gosport. She is a superbly restored (2015) 40ft junk rigged yacht, built in Singapore in 1949. The Boleh Trust is passionate about providing opportunities for young people, especially from those facing challenges in their lives, to sail on BOLEH. The Trust also works to support Armed Forces personnel and their families.

Due to increased demand, the Trust now seeks an Operations Director to oversee BOLEH’s 120 day sailing programme. The Trust’s success means that the scale, reach and complexity of the Sailing Programme needs a professional to take control of the whole BOLEH operation.

The Trustees are looking for an individual who is seeking to develop a management career in the Youth or Sailing sectors, or who already has the administrative and management experience to take on the full responsibilities of the role immediately.

This is an exciting and challenging part time year round appointment with major responsibilities and with the opportunity to make a significant contribution within a successful and dynamic charity. The role involves delivering the Sailing Programme, ensuring BOLEH remains in A1 condition, and working closely with the volunteerrs who crew BOLEH. Applications from those with sailing qualifications, and so able to crew BOLEH, would be particularly welcome.

A proven ability to work and communicate effectively both with young people and the adult volunteers is essential.

A competitive salary is offered, and the appointment will commence in April 2022.

For further information please contact Brook White, Trustee – bhcwhite@icloud.com – to receive the full job description and application procedure.