Recruiting Boat Builders

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GalGael are soon to start working in partnership with the Clyde Maritime Trust, who own and operate the Tall Ship, Glenlee. The aim of the partnership is to develop a new programme supporting maritime heritage in Glasgow with an emphasis on delivering high quality training in traditional boatbuilding to a wide variety of people from across Glasgow. In March 2014 we secured Heritage Lottery Fund support for the project, now called Anchor and Sail with additional funding from Historic Scotland.

We are seeking to fill two project officer roles in relation to this project, Lead Boatbuilder and Boatbuilder. Both roles will be responsible for delivering training in traditional boatbuilding and restoration techniques with project participants and apprentices.

The Lead Boatbuilder will work for the GalGael Trust in Govan, leading day to day project activity building two 20 ft West Coast Skiffs. This activity includes significant training elements including delivering City and Guilds Level 2 qualifications as well shorter term non-accredited training. The role will also hold overall project management responsibilities; financial monitoring and record keeping as well as management training elements. The role will answer directly to a committee formed of staff from both partner organisations.

The Boatbuilder will work for the Clyde Maritime Trust at Riverside, Glasgow. They will be responsible for leading project activity at this workshop, working on two new built traditional wooden boats and one significant restoration project. They will be responsible for overseeing apprenticeships and participants involved in this project work. The Boatbuilder will be line managed by the CMT Ship Manager but will report to the Lead Boatbuilder for project management of Anchor and Sail.

Both posts will require a flexible, highly skilled person, with extensive experience of boatbuilding as well as an understanding of how to teach and support people as they learn new skills. We are passionate about both physical and intangible maritime heritage and seek to develop and preserve both of these aspects for future generations.

This is a 36 month project, with both posts lasting this duration. Any appointment subject to standard GalGael terms & conditions including PVG check and references. Apply in writing with a CV and a letter outlining how you meet the person specification in the job descriptions that can be downloaded via the links on the left hand side of this page. Applications should be submitted to Helen Hollywood, Office Manager, GalGael 0141 427 3070 or 

Closing date: 16 May

Boat Building

GalGael has it's roots in community boat building including our Anchor & Sail project.