Job Opportunities: North Devon charity the Steamship Freshspring Trust is currently seeking to appoint a Public Engagement Officer and a Community Learning Officer (application deadline 24 March 2021)

North Devon charity, the Steamship Freshspring Trust, is currently seeking to recruit to the two positions detailed below. Please forward details to anyone in your contact networks who may be interested in applying. Many thanks to Charlotte Squire and Annemarie Shillito for asking us to circulate details.

The advertisement reads:

The Steamship Freshspring Trust is a registered charity (no. 1151907) based in Bideford, North Devon. Its aim is to return the heritage steamship Freshspring to operation with the mission to preserve the past and inspire knowledge for the future. 

The Trust is recruiting for two temporary vacancies:

1. Public Engagement Officer to welcome visitors on board, assist with our Virtual Reality Tours and promote the unique heritage significance of SS Freshspring through a variety of social media channels, events and partnerships.

2. Community Learning Officer to grow Freshspring’s Education Programme throughout North Devon, developing and delivering a range of learning experiences on and off the ship.

Both posts are initially offered on a part time temporary basis (3 days a week for a period of 3 months), with contract extensions subject to funding.

The Trust is a dynamic charity, with huge ambition. If you share our enthusiasm and drive, why not find out more about these exciting opportunities?

For an informal chat and/or application pack please contact Charlotte Squire on 07899 962474 or email 

The closing date for applications: 9am on Wednesday 24th March 2021.

Image: the Freshspring preparing for visitors