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Chief Instructor


Our Reference: J4494

Job Terms: Permanent

Location: South

Salary: Dependent on Experience

Job Category: Watersports


Based at the National Sailing Academy in Portland, Dorset the centre was setup by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation to help achieve its charitable aims. The centre is based at one of the best sailing locations in the United Kingdom and is the home of the British Sailing Team. Supported by Crewsaver, RS, Topper, Ovington and Laser the centre boasts a wide range of dinghies, which enables the centre to teach a wide range of dinghy sailing including performance sailing and the RYA Instructor Schemes. We are a busy, high-wind centre, hosting large groups regularly throughout the long season alongside the full range of RYA dinghy sailing courses. We are looking for a strong leader whose responsibilities start with managing the on-the-water sessions to ensure the delivery of top-class tuition. Alongside this, you will be responsible for managing the team of seasonal instructors, giving regular appraisals and constantly helping them to develop personally and to maintain our high standards. You will be responsible for keeping the staff rota's up to date using our online rota system as well as managing and maintaining our wide range of equipment. The applicant must have previous experience in managing the day to day running of a busy centre. Responsibilities: * Managing the on-water sessions * Staff development * Staff rota's * Managing and maintaining the wide range of equipment Maintaining our high standards Customer service Personal Qualities: * Welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic. * Excellent communication skills with group leaders, students and staff. * Organised and punctual * Ability to work as part of a team * Ability to problem solve * Self-motivated * Adaptable Qualifications: * RYA Senior Instructor * RYA Powerboat Instructor * Valid First Aid qualification Desirable: * RYA Coach Assessor * RYA Multi Hull Instructor * RYA Advance Instructor Location: Weymouth / Portland Role Start Date ASAP Salary: Dependant on qualifications. Company Pension Scheme. To apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to Alex Porter at Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, alex@andrewsimpsonsailing.org or via the 'apply' button below.