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Based in Vliho, Lefkada – Greece


Why work with Sail Ionian?

We are based in the small fishing village of Vliho on the Southern Ionian island of Lefkada. Our location is perfect, allowing easy access to the beautiful harbours and bays of the South Ionian. Sailing jobs here are highly sought after and it’s easy to understand why.

Sail Ionian differs from many flotilla company competitors by catering for the higher end of the bareboat, RYA training and skippered charter market. As a British owned and managed Greek company we pride ourselves on delivering specialised sailing holidays and training with the highest levels of customer service.

Which yachts will I be working on?

The sailing fleet remains a steady 40 charter yachts next year. The yachts range in size from 32 – 57 feet. Sail Ionian is a Bavaria yacht dealer and our fleet is comprised of new yachts making your job as enjoyable as possible. As our name in the industry grows, our charter markets must follow suit and obviously this calls for more professional skippers and more experienced engineering & domestics team.

Who are the clients?

We plan in 2019 to continue expanding further into Europe and worldwide rather than focusing solely on the British market. We can see great potential for growth in these areas. In order to welcome all nationalities, Sail Ionian endeavours to recruit from all over the world, you would be complimenting the team and taking us into an exciting future while learning, teaching and working alongside interesting people. This is why Sail Ionian will be present at German and American boat shows as well as the traditional Southampton show in 2019.

How long is the season?

A job with Sail Ionian varies in interest and content throughout the season. Our season runs from early April until the end of October. Both full time and seasonal vacancies are on offer and the employment packages are tailored to suit. Candidates applying for full time contracts will benefit from lengthy holidays but all employees will enjoy a relaxed & professional work environment. When valued clients are on holiday, our team work tirelessly to ensure they have an unforgettable experience, while the winter staff ensure the yachts always look immaculate and work perfectly ready for a busy season.

What do Sail Ionian look for in an employee?

As one of the leading yacht charter companies in the Ionian, positions with Sail Ionian are highly sought after. Team players with lots of initiative are required to join a group of well motivated and dedicated employees.  No matter which job you apply for we will ensure you are happy in your work and benefit from the opportunities presented to you.

RYA Cruising Instructor

April 2020 Ionian

As an RYA Cruising Instructor/Skipper, you will be delivering Competent Crew, Day Skipper and ICC assessments. The position is for an instructor with AT LEAST 2 seasons prior experience teaching the Yachtmaster scheme.

When not teaching, you will be required to go out on Skippered Charters on yachts between 32 and 57 ft. Some weeks you may be shorebased, this involves carrying out skipper checks on yachts that are in and various other tasks including mooring practice with guests and assisted sailing.

We are looking for an outgoing individual with high personal standards and fantastic customer service skills with a professional appearance and attitude. A good understanding of boat systems and maintenance is required as well as good problem-solving skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • RYA Cruising Instructor Commercially Endorsed
  • Previous teaching RYA scheme experience
  • VHF Operators licence
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • ENG 1 or ML5 medical
  • Ability to be flexible and work as a team member
  • Be highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Great communication and customer service skills
  • Fluent English
  • Catamaran experience preferred

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Office Administrator

Immediate Start Ionian

Sail Ionian are recruiting an Administrative Assistant/Office Administrator to provide support among the offices to ensure an efficient operation all round. A suitable applicant will hold previous experience in a similar role in an office environment, speak fluent Greek as well as English, and be available for an immediate start for this full time role.

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