Job Opportunity: Visitor Liaison at the Steamship Freshspring, Bideford (application deadline: 21st March 2022)

TheSteamship Freshspring Trust, a registered charity based in Bideford, northern Devon, aims to preserve and ensure the future sustainability of SS Freshspring as a working example of 19th and 20th century marine technology for the benefit of the public. SS Freshspring (see image below) is a historic steamship, recognised as being a vessel of National Importance. Built in 1946, she is the last of 14 Fresh Class water carriers.

The Trust is currently seeking to recruit a new member of its team who can ensure that the experience of visitors to the steamship is enjoyable. Please forward details to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more of applying. The deadline for applications is Monday 21st March 2022. Many thanks to Charlotte Squire for sending in details.

The job advertisement reads:

“Would you like to work for TeamFreshspring?

Steamship Freshspring, at Bideford quay, opens to the public again in April 2022.

“We’re looking for someone with a customer service focus to welcome our visitors on board every Saturday throughout the summer season (April-September 2022).

“This is a paid job for one day a week. The Trust will be offering virtual reality tours, so some technical ability will be needed as well as the aptitude to work constructively with volunteers.

“This new member of staff will support our volunteer stewards and ensure that the visitor experience is thoroughly enjoyable.

“This is a great opportunity to be part of the local tourism landscape.

“For the job description or an informal chat about this part time paid employment please contact Charlotte Squire on 07899 962474 or email

“The closing date for applications is Monday 21st March 2022.”

Image: built in 1946, SS Freshspring is the last of 14 Fresh Class water carriers