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Flotilla Mate

Neilson Active Holidays

Greece and Turkey

Competitive salary + accommodation + benefits

April Onwards



Neilson is dedicated to providing active holidays. We have over two decades of experience in operating exceptional sailing holidays. From beginners to experts alike - we make these holidays accessible to everyone. With our ever expanding fleet of yachts we own ourselves, we operate sailing centres from several of our Beachplus Clubs as well as from our main yacht base in Nidri, Greece. 

About the role

As a Flotilla mate you will assist the Flotilla skipper in the safe running of the Flotilla and the hospitality aspect of the guests stay and sail flotilla experience, providing excellent care and service to all Neilson guests of all ages to ensure that they have a holiday that exceeds their expectations.

You will be required to provide sailing instruction to guests of all ages and abilities therefore a Keelboat Instructor qualification is desirable but sailing experience is essential. You will need to be confident to host social events on most evenings and provide exceptional customer service. You will be responsible for ensuring that the yachts are ready for new arrivals on each turnaround day, providing a safe and enjoyable working environment and take responsibility for company money as and when required.

You will need to have a can do attitude with a hand’s on approach to your work as you may be required to assist in other duties within the flotilla programme. You will need to be an excellent communicator, be highly self motivated and able to work on your own initiative. You will also need to be an excellent team player but with the ability to work independently.

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What's in it for you

Shared accommodation (shorebased and onboard)
Travel to and from the UK
One day off per week
2 days holiday per month
Food (if working in a Beachplus Club) 


To be considered for this role you will need to have a VHF licence, be first aid qualified and educated to GCSE standard. You will need previous customer service experience. Your personal sailing must be at a level where you would be confident to do a Keelboat Instructor course which must be taken before the start of the season.

Why work for us?

Neilson is dedicated to providing active holidays, in the winter with our ski & snowboard programme and in the summer with our land and water-based activities. From beginners to experts alike, we make active holidays really accessible. Neilson are the Active Holiday Experts.

  • We have over three decades of experience in operating active holidays worldwide and offer customers accommodation in hotels, chalets and Neilson-run hotels, self-catering studios, apartments and afloat on yachts and gullets.
  • Our summer programme is renowned for its long-standing relationship with the Royal Yachting Association, the National Governing Body for sailing, windsurfing and powerboating in the UK.
  • We are a company which recognises the importance of our staff and in January 1998, we were the first major tour operator to achieve the 'Investor in People' award which is a symbol of our commitment to the development of our staff.
  • Our aim is to provide "exceptional service from exceptional people" so you can be assured of the highest standards of training and support throughout your career with us.

Who we want?

We're looking for naturally friendly people who have a passion for learning and looking after guests, who really believe they can make a great contribution to our award winning team.

Go-getters who want to achieve, who like to have fun. People who look after themselves and take pride in their appearance. Those with the right attitude as well as aptitude.

All Neilson staff, whatever their role, will come into regular contact with our guests and other staff, and should possess strong yet natural interpersonal skills. We're looking for warm, enthusiastic and approachable types, so that our guests always feel welcome and confident that every element of their holiday are being delivered by people that care. The way we look after our guests (and each other) is a vital element in the delivery of our holidays.

With Neilson, you'll also be expected to be passionate about the range of activities available. We're looking for individuals who demonstrate a desire to get involved, further their skills, and share their enthusiasm and expertise with our guests.If you think you see yourself in the above, then we'd love to hear from you.

What we offer?

Summer roles are available at various resorts in Greece and Turkey, where we operate BeachClub and flotilla holidays. Activities on offer include sailing, windsurfing, biking, kayaking, fitness, tennis and diving. We offer our guests beginner's courses, advanced coaching or simply the freedom to sail, bike or dive with our superb range of equipment.

Full Season roles are available from March/April/May through to November, to include a period of pre-season training and preparation and post-season close down.

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