Overview

Start Date: ASAP
Location: Mahe, Seychelles
Department: Operations
Employment Type: Full-Time
Minimum Experience: Experienced

About the role

Located on the island of Mahé in the Seychelles, our Cap Ternay hub is set on the edge of the spectacular Baie Ternay Marine Park, and is backed by palm lined beaches on both sides. With incredible scenery both above and below the water, Cap Ternay is bustling with marine life of all kinds, with rays, turtles, and sharks all being frequent visitors to the various diving and snorkelling spots dotted throughout the park. About a 45 minute drive from Victoria and most of the major tourist hot spots, it’s isolated location has made Cap Ternay a true diving gem. The Dive Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of our dive operations which include overseeing dive, compressor, boat and survey equipment maintenance as well as supervising the dive team and conducting in water PADI training

About you

You are committed, have the drive and enthusiasm to develop yourself and motivate others. You are someone who is hardworking, with the ability to use initiative. You are also someone who is flexible, open-minded and adaptable. The idea of being a part of a global family on a mission to make a difference excites you!

What you will do 

  • Dive Training – manage the dive team to train international volunteers and local community members in variety of courses from Advanced Open Water up to Dive-master (on average 10-20 certs per month)
  • Provision of Emergency First Responder training to various personnel
  • Ensuring strict monitoring and scheduling of scuba equipment maintenance
  • Assisting with the logistics and upkeep required to run a remote dive operation
  • Basic troubleshooting and maintenance of dive equipment
  • Perform and schedule regular boat and compressor maintenance
  • Maintain a high standard of Health and Safety through on-going proactive review of safety standards and training
  • Assisting in the day to day management of a large group of international volunteers
  • Assisting the science team with in-water training and holding workshops as required

What you will need 

Required

  • Fluent English
  • Passion for marine conservation
  • Dedication and proven experience managing safe diving standards
  • Experience working with people from a range of backgrounds
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with active status
  • Proficiency with PADI certification process
  • Professional Dive Instructor Insurance
  • EFR Instructor status

Advantageous

  • Experience working with and managing volunteers
  • Experience with leading and facilitating Divemaster and rescue courses
  • Working knowledge of compressor and outboard engine maintenance
  • Basic IT skills
  • Own dive equipment
  • Dive equipment maintenance qualification (Ideally, Scubapro & Tusa)
  • RYA level 2 boat licence or higher
  • Knowledge of reef and coastal ecosystems
  • PADI MSDT Instructor rating or higher
  • Strong leadership and management skills

About us

GVI is an international multi-award-winning social enterprise on a mission to build a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference. We run programs in 13 countries worldwide aligned to the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  GVI is a platform for personal growth, and our staff have the ability to develop themselves across teams, departments, and even locations! We value passion, authenticity, entrepreneurship and innovation and treat all of our stakeholders with respect and compassion above everything else.

You can find out more about the types of work we do, and who we are as an organization here.

To apply

Please submit your CV, along with your portfolio and a detailed motivation letter as to why you’d be a brilliant fit for this role

Please note: We will do our utmost to respond to all applicants, however, given the large volume of applications we receive, this isn’t always possible. If you do not hear back from us within three-four weeks, please take it that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.