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sarah mardlin


Sarah Mardlin

Fleet Administration Officer

Onshore crew

Please tell us a bit about yourself

I have been working for Tall Ships Youth Trust since 2007. I first joined as Reservations Clerk and I’m now Fleet Administration Officer.

Before here, I worked at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and I have a HND in Travel and Tourism Management.

I live in Portsmouth with my husband and two children. When I am not at work, I spend time with my family and do my ‘mum’ jobs.

Please tell us a bit about your role at Tall Ships Youth Trust

My current role involves making sure each voyage has the correct number of staff and volunteers to be able to set sail. This involves everything from rostering freelance staff to updating volunteer crew vacancies. I also arrange travel for all of the freelance Skippers and Mates.

I provide full admin support once the groups have confirmed on a voyage. This is anything from invoicing, payment collection and chasing booking forms.

I also assist our Youth Development and Volunteers Manager, Chas in whatever he needs; I am his ‘oracle’.

What has been your most memorable moment at Tall Ships Youth Trust?

My funniest moment was seeing a colleague talk with a doughnut half in her mouth. In all seriousness the best moment was speaking to Santo’s mum once he won the David Godwin award, to hear how proud she was and how much Tall Ships Youth Trust has changed his life brings a tear to your eye.

What is one thing you think people should know about Tall Ships Youth Trust?

These voyages really do improve young people’s lives and their perception of their life to come.

Please describe your role in three words




If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

I am famous; I had my photo in the Daily Mail wearing a West Brom Shirt!

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