Become a boatgen ambassador

Applications now open!

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What is the #boatgen ambassador scheme?

As part of our #boatgen campaign we’re looking for ambassadors who share our belief that young people can benefit from getting out on the water. We want role models who understand the value of sailing and watersports and are passionate about sharing their love of these sports, as well as looking after the environment that makes these sports possible.

As an ambassador your role will be to inspire a community of young people to experience the freedom, challenges and amazing opportunities that come with getting on the water. As part of our network of ambassadors you’ll be the face and voice of #boatgen, becoming an important part of a grassroots movement united in making sailing and watersports accessible to all.

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Would you make the perfect ambassador?

Are you...

  • Keen to inspire other young people to get on the water? 

  • Someone who thinks that everyone should have an equal chance to try sailing and watersports?   

  • A team player who likes working with others? 

  • Aged between 16-24 (we can be flexible for the right person!)
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What does an ambassador have to do?

  •  We’ll want you to represent #boatgen at key Andrew Simpson Foundation and boatfolk partnership events throughout the year. We’ll match the events with your availability but examples may include the Southampton International Boat Show and Annual ASF fundraising events including Bart’s Bash. These are great opportunities to meet people other #boatgen ambassadors and get to know some of the people who work closely with us including Olympians and inspirational trailblazers!

  • You’ll help to promote outreach days taking place in your local area throughout the year, supported by the ASF and boatfolk teams.

  • You’ll be responsible for helping build the boatgen online community on social media through sharing your stories, favourite moments on the water and general #boatgen content

This role can fit around your lifestyle, be tailored to what you’re most passionate about and keen to get involved in. We’ll plan regular check-ins with you to help you support ambassador activity.

Benefits of being an ambassador

  • £500 off watersports courses

  • Year-round access to sailing clubs delivered at Andrew Simpson Centres

  • The chance to get involved with things that look great on your CV

  • Networking opportunities that support career goals in boating and/or watersports

  • A chance to apply for a position on the Andrew Simpson Youth Board to influence youth participation and the direction of the charity
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How to apply

We want to get to know you as a person, and why you think you'd be a great boatgen ambassador. To make this easier we're giving you the option to apply either in writing, or by video - simply pick whichever method you find it easiest to communicate in! 

For both video and written applications you'll need to complete the application form containing basic details such as your name, age and contact details. 

For written applications
We recommend you take a look at the application questions (below) and prepare your answers before you start as you can't save it and make changes later. Write your answers in a word document or in your notes so you can easily copy and paste them into the application form. 

For video applications
As mentioned you'll still need to complete the application form, letting us know that you're applying with a video. The video should be maximum 5 minutes long, and answer the questions listed below, but feel free to get creative!

You have until the 4th January 2022 to apply.  Any questions about the ambassador scheme or application process please email boatgen@boatfolk.co.uk

Scroll down for the application questions or click here to apply. 

Application questions

1. Why do you want to be a boatgen ambassador?

2. Do you regularly participate in watersports? If so, when did you start, which are your favourites and how often do you get on the water?

3. Which skills and experiences could you lean on in the ambassador role?

 4. What personal qualities do you have that would make you a good ambassador?

 5. What would you bring to the role that is unique?

 6. What do you consider to be the biggest challenge you have faced when it comes to watersports and how did you overcome it?

 7. Who is your role model and why?

 8. Share your ideas for engaging young people with boatgen (these can be either in-person or online). Tell us why.

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