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National Trust

Shipwright & Quay Supervisor

Location: Cotehele, Cotehele, Saltash, PL12 6TA

Contract Type: Permanent

Reference/IRC: IRC133334

Closing Date: 19 March 2023

Salary: £25662

Alongside your colleagues, you'll be in charge of the day-to-day operations of a working boatshed and historic Quay whilst also providing memorable experiences for our supporters.

In this role you'll work 3 days per week with some flexibility to adjust hours at busier times, and some weekend working will be required.

What it's like to work here

Shamrock is a Tamar sailing barge, built at Stonehouse in 1899 to carry waste from Plymouth to the Torpoint Manure Works. She was then used to carry roadstone around the coast of Devon and Cornwall and later used as a salvage dredger and diving tender before being laid up in Hooe Lake. Now fully owned by the National Trust, Shamrock underwent the first phase of a significant conservation project ending in 2019. As the Shipwright and Quay Supervisor you will work as part of a team to plan and complete a project, carry out scheduled maintenance and organise visitor access and events along with a small fleet of historic vessels.

What you'll be doing

You'll be responsible for a working boatshed and small fleet of National Trust vessels. You will ensure that essential maintenance and conservation of our historic fleet of wooden vessels takes place and work with other stakeholders to plan for future project work.

You'll help recruit and manage a team of volunteers who will assist in the work within the boatshed and help to bring the quay to life, sharing this important heritage with our supporters. You'll deliver outstanding and inspirational experiences to our supporters in sharing the workings of the quay but also the wider property.

Who we're looking for

  • Evidence of experience of working in the marine industry including delivery of small projects and supervision of contractors
  • Experience of developing and delivering work programs to meet wooden vessel conservation outcomes
  • Supporting your team in all aspects, with experience of leading and line-managing teams of staff and/or volunteers
  • MCA Boat Master licence and supporting qualifications
  • Practical skills applied across a broad range of tasks to conserve, maintain and repair wooden vessels
  • A good knowledge tidal rivers or an ability to learn specific navigations on tidal river
  • Able to work safely, leading on compliance including writing risk assessments as well as safety and environmental procedures
  • Demonstrate a passion for historic vessels and quays - able to engage with visitors to help them understand the value of our work

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Closing Date: 19/03/2023  Location: Cotehele, Cotehele, Saltash, PL12 6TA

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