Head of Sailing

Job Description

About Outward Bound Hong Kong

Outward Bound Hong Kong has been serving the people of Hong Kong since 1970, providing high-quality personal development experiences in the outdoors for thousands of participants from a range of backgrounds. Working from three bases in the New Territories participants undertake journeys in kayaks or ketches in the coastal waters and hiking the mountains of the Hong Kong Country Parks.  We own and maintain a 67 ft yacht, The Spirit of Outward Bound which provides a platform for longer courses.

The Role: Head of Sailing

As an organisation based directly on the coastal waters of Hong Kong, sailing is an integral part of our course offerings. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced person to join our team to oversee all aspects of our sailing operations and ensure it is representative of our position as a leading provider of outdoor education courses in the region.

The successful candidate will be passionate about the opportunity that sailing offers young people to discover their potential and to access challenging and inspiring environments. He or she will inspire not only participants but also colleagues to share the benefits of sailing on our fleet of 4 ketches and our flagship yacht. More specifically, the role will involve;

  • Building vision and strategy for the advancement and future success of all Outward Bound Hong Kong sailing programs and courses.
  • Development of programs that maximise the use of the fleet and extend the benefits to as many participants as possible each year
  • Planning and delivering appropriate staff training for specialist crew as well as instructors to ensure professional development that permits full use of our resources
  • Management of the vessels to ensure regulatory and code compliance and appropriate maintenance

Required Qualifications

The most important qualification for the role is an enthusiasm for developing an industry-leading sailing program. This will require extensive experience of managing educational sailing programs and training colleagues.

Qualifications that support this experience are essential. The exact list of qualifications will be dependent upon the candidate’s specific background, but will support their ability to successfully manage an offshore sailing vessel and educational sailing program. 

We are keen to ensure that the successful candidate has all the necessary information before applying for and accepting the role. Please get in touch if you require any further information about any aspect of the role, your suitability or life in Hong Kong or visit our website: http://www.outwardbound.org.hk/pdfs/HoS-Info-Feb-18.pdf

To Apply

Applications should be sent to [email protected] before Monday 2nd April 2018.

If you have specific questions please get in touch with the Executive Director, Nick Cotton [email protected]

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Job Location: 
Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Job Experience: 
5 - 10 years
Job Degree Level: 
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Job Details

Job Details: 
Experiential Education
Experiential Training & Development
Outdoor Education Center

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