WANTED: Race Expert/Watch Officer for the Volvo Ocean Race

Watch Officer Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is sailing’s toughest race to win and the ultimate test of a team in professional sport. The 2017-18 edition, starting in October, will see the teams compete over 46,000 nautical miles in a race around the world like no other.

The nerve centre of the offshore operation is the Race Control room at our HQ in Alicante and Race Expert/Watch Officers will be crucial to its operation – in both safety but also race communication terms to fans.

The role of Race Expert/Watch Officer is the perfect opportunity either for very experienced sailors who want to be back in the heart of the Volvo Ocean Race or young sailors determined to compete in the race in the future. Key aspects of the role include, in a phased watch-keeping mode whilst the boats are racing:

  • Build relationships with each team, via constant communication with the sailing teams at sea and our Onboard Reporters.
  • Monitoring of the fleet with the best navigation and weather tools available.
  • Analysis and communication of team strategy, supporting our wider media and comms team with their high quality content, and direct and immediate explanations of tactics to our online audience as a Race Expert via various digital channels 24/7 (Race Expert whats app etc).
  • Being a first point of contact for emergency incident management, supporting the Crisis Management Team.

Requirements to apply:
EU national or ability to acquire necessary EU working permits.
Fluent English (written and spoken). Other languages are a plus.
Your CV/resume must be in English, and confirm your nationality/work permit status.

Email your application to careers@volvooceanrace.com

Deadline: 21 May 2017

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