First Mate (Full Time / Permanent)

Situated on the beautiful Moray Coast in the North of Scotland, Gordonstoun is widely recognised as the world leader in character education. We have a co-educational community of over 500 students aged from 6-18, who are predominantly full boarding and are drawn from over 40 countries.

The Gordonstoun Sail Training Department are recruiting a Full Time First Mate for an immediate start. This is a great opportunity to become a full-time member of the Gordonstoun staff with a generous salary and benefit package that includes subsidised accommodation, free meals, reduced school fees and a generous holiday allowance. Candidates must have a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial and Instructing endorsements and a proven track record in Sail Training including at least two seasons as First Mate on sail training vessels. Please note previous Sail Training on vessels over 20m experience is essential for this post.

Salary £22,000 to £25,000 dependant on experience and qualifications - plus accomodation when school based.

Gordonstoun is striving to build a team that is truly inclusive. We welcome applications from marginalised and under-represented groups.

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact our recruitment department at or call recruitment on 01343 837831. Your application form should be emailed to

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31 December 2021 at 9am.

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