Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb

30 May 2020CS&PF Observer Liaison Tender Details

CS&PF Observer Liaison role is open to tender. Please read more for details...

The CS&PF Officer Liaison role for the period January 1st 2021 to December 31st 2022 is being put out to tender.

A summary of the role and the required & desired skills are listed below. Please see the attached job specification for the full details.

If you feel that the criteria is within your abilities and wish to place a tender for this position please contact Deirdre Ward (

The closing date for tender for the role is the 31 August 2020

The CS&PF Committee will review tenders & make a decision by mid-October 2020

CS&PF Observer Liaison Job Specification - Click here for full details

List of Summary of Duties

  • Recruiting and training CS&PF observers; managing and assigning observers to CS&PF swims.
  • Suppling address and contact phone number for Observer post and Admin                                  
  • Receiving, checking, chasing, scanning of Observers reports.   
    • Forward by email scanned reports to the office, and the office will upload to the CSPF Database.
    • At the end of the season the physical original observer reports will be sent from the OL to the Office by an agreed method.
  • Liaising with the CS&PF office, reporting to CS&PF Committee.

List of Required Skills

  • At least two years of observing English Channel swims on CS&PF escort vessels
  • Can supply office facilities with the appropriate equipment to service the position
  • IT literate and can access and operate a web-based system
  • Can provide uninterrupted service within parameters
  • Contingency plans in case of accidents or illnesses etc.
  • Good communication skills

List of Desirable Skills

  • Previous experience of recruiting and/or organising volunteer workforce
  • Previous experience working undesirable hours
  • Continuous improvement mindset

Sandettie Lightship Observations

4pm, 21st May 2022

Water: 55.4 °F (13 °C)

Air: 55.6 °F (13.1 °C)

Wind Speed: 15.0 kn (27.8 km/h)

Wind Direction: SW (220°)

Channel Weather 

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