BAS is seeking to appoint Boating Officers to run boating operations at our Rothera (Antarctica) and King Edward Point (South Georgia) Research Stations.
Working as part of a small station team, sometimes in challenging conditions, you will get to experience some of the most stunning scenery on earth with the privilege of observing whales, seals and penguins that inhabit this amazing environment.
For the experienced boat handler with a passion for the sea, these roles offer a different and truly unforgettable boating opportunity.
At Rothera you will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of our four rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) supporting SCUBA diving operations, scientific instrument deployment and transfer of personnel to local islands. You will also provide local marine search and rescue (SAR) capability for station operations. The ideal candidate has excellent sea borne skills as a RIB coxswain, dive coxswain experience and the ability to deliver training. Applicants should be experienced in basic first line maintenance and servicing on RIBs and outboard engines up to 115hp.
At King Edward Point you will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of 5m RIBs and 10m jet drive harbour launches supporting the boating operation for the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. This will include fishery vessel inspections and boating support of science projects. You should have experience as a coxswain on both RIBs and jet boats, and a good level of boat maintenance experience.