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Sail Training International is Recruiting

May 1, 2019

A unique opportunity has arisen to join the management team of Sail Training International. We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller who can make a significant contribution to the ongoing success of our unique organisation, which sits at the heart of the world of sail training.

This newly created permanent part-time role is based at our offices at Gosport Marina with hours by negotiation up to 21 hours per week. You will be a key member of the senior management team, with responsibility for financial activities relating to the Charity and its subsidiaries. Financial insight together with strong communication skills are essential.


You will be responsible for timely delivery of the monthly management accounts and annual financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, forecasts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries – both for individual companies and consolidated. The Financial Controller will report to the Chief Executive and will work closely with the Finance Manager. The post holder will also work closely with all other members of the small office team.

We are keen to engage with an experienced candidate who is an advanced user of Excel and Sage 50 Accounts package, and is fully qualified with either ACA, CIMA or ACCA. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.


Working as part of a small team demands an individual with a broad skill-set and willingness to tackle a wide variety of tasks as needs dictate. You have the ability to contribute to a positive, collaborative and mutually supportive team environment in the office. You have the interpersonal skills to effectively work with Sail Training International’s wider international stakeholder group including young people, volunteers, host cities, vessel operators and sponsors.

You have an analytical mind and can present data and financial information clearly and in a consistent format. You have the ability to work under your own initiative, multi-task and organise yourself in a dynamic work environment.

You have empathy for Sail Training International’s charitable objectives of supporting the development of young people through the sail training experience regardless of culture, nationality, gender or religion.


Up to £30,000 per annum (21 hours per week), contributory pension scheme and private health insurance. Sail Training International is committed to investing in employee career development and performance reviews and ongoing training are central to this.


Please email your CV and a covering letter giving examples of your relevant skills and current salary (if applicable) to

Deadline for applications: 9am, Thursday 30th May

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