Closing date: 
17 Jul 2024

JOB TITLE:                                    Skipper

SALARY BAND:                            SG 8

RESPONSIBLE TO:                      Senior Skipper/ Island Manager

LOCATION:                                   Aldabra

HOURS OF WORK:                      40 hours per week (expected to work overtime)



The Skipper report to the Senior Skipper/Island Manager for the safety and security of all boats and their equipment at all times whether at sea or mooring and display a high standard of seamanship and boat handling, ensuring their seaworthiness condition at all times.

Assist with the transportation of staff, residents and visitors, including tourists only after authorization by the Island Manager ensuring the safety and good conduct of all passengers on board, whilst displaying a high standard of personal behaviour and leadership. Assist the Aldabra Science Coordinator with all marine research and monitoring programs as and when required.



  • Advance Certificate in Maritime studies holding a 60NM skipper license plus 5 years working experience in boat handling or
  • Graduate Certificate in Maritime studies holding a 60NM skipper license plus 6 years working experience in a relevant field.


  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised and with flexible hours.
  • A friendly, open and confident manner with the ability to deal assertively, but tactfully, with potentially awkward visitors and willing to talk to all visitors.
  • A leader with the ability to foster teamwork.
  • Excellent team player able to enjoy life in an isolated international community without frequent transport opportunities. An adaptable and innovative approach to problem solving, with the ability to identify issues which may be significant in terms of policy/strategy and the skill of communicating such issues to the line manager and resolving them.
  • Able to maintain a work life balance
  • Fully computer literate (MS word, excel, outlook, power point)
  • In-depth field experience in nature conservation in Seychelles
  • Boat driving skills with at least 10NM and a qualified First Aider/Responder
  • Padi Advanced diver
  • Understanding of technical issues in maintenance of buildings and equipment (solar energy, water, generators, boat engines, desalination plants, pumps, boat maintenance) and electrical highly desired.
  • An organized, pragmatic, problem solving mind.
  • Strong communication, public relation, leadership skills required and keen interest in sustainable management.
  • Enthusiasm, energy, flexibility and initiative. Sense of humour and commitment to SIF’s mission.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and other languages will an advantage

Apply now with an application form (which can be downloaded from our website, or collected at Mont Fleuri or Vallée de Mai Visitor Centre), and your CV sent to info@sif.sc and hr@sif.scThe deadline for applications is Tuesday 17th July 2024.