HYC Seeks Applicants for On The Water Coordinator

01 May 2021

On-the-Water Coordinator

In line with our latest initiative to introduce more people out onto the water for the first time and to encourage others who have not been out for a while, Howth Yacht Club is recruiting an On-the-Water Coordinator to help us provide safe and fun activities include Kayaking, Paddle boarding, Sailing on our J80’s and fleet of Dinghies.

Overview of Role

  • Reporting to Club Manager
  • Fixed term contract - 5-month contract June - October 
  • Hours 40 hours a week, full flexible across evenings and weekends

This will be a busy and active full-time role which will require availability across evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities to include -

  • Co-ordinating on the water activities for HYC Members and their guests.
  • Draw up sailing and on the water activity session plans and course content.
  • Schedule Come Sailing sessions and ensure all are promoted online to members.
  • Draw up pathways for members to develop sailing skills to increase retention.
  • Ensure safety procedures are upheld in line with HYC risk assessments.  
  • Actively involved in leading members sailing courses and taking members out on the water
  • Book instructors to lead sessions where needed and within budget.
  • Develop a sailing volunteer team to support with members come sailing initiatives where appropriate.
  • Ensure new members are integrated into an appropriate sailing network in the Club.
  • Ensure that all new sailing members are invited to complete new member’s welcome sail.
  • Act as a link between the sailing committee and the office team 
  • Liaise with the class captains to identify race crew needs across the classes and connect new members with suitable race crew. 
  • Certify members with HYC Crew certs when race crew training is completed.
  • Revamp Crew finder Online to become a invaluable tool for skippers to find trained and certified race crew

Come Sailing Initiatives include -

  • Introductory Sail
  • Sailing lessons – Level 1
  • Crew race lesson – Level 2
  • Pay and Sail evenings and weekend sessions.  
  • On the Water activities sup, kayaks, dinghies
  • Family sailing & racing

Desirable Sailing experience

  • Previous experience of sail training
  • Proven track record of leading sailing courses within a Club environment
  • Powerboat Licence
  • Experience instructing water-based activities.
  • First aid course, Garda vetting
  • Enthusiastic sailor - ability to coach and mentor irrespective of sailing experience.

·       Team player with ability to work as part of current club structure.

  • Strong communication skills, good leadership ability

·       Good organisational capabilities and driven to succeed.

Applications to Manager@hyc.ie by 15 May 2021.