Chief Instructor - Royal Docks Boat Station

Role: Chief Instructor - Royal Docks Boat Station

Location: Royal Docks Boat Station, London

Contract: Full time, Permanent.

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000

ClosingDate: 14th August 2021

Interviews: w/c 23rd August 2021

Application: CV & Supporting Statement

Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 15,000 young people over 400 Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

Weare seeking a Chief Instructor who will deliver and coordinate high quality training at our training facility at Sea Cadets Royal Docks Boat Station. The boat station delivers key, life changing, experiences to wide ranging groups and client base. The post would suit an experienced watersports professional with a range of knowledge across the watersports industry and a sound grasp of managing, developing and mentoring teams of employed and volunteer staff. This is an exciting opportunity and will see the successful applicant deliver and oversee sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, rowing and paddlesport while supporting our growing number of boating Instructor qualified volunteers.

Hours of work each week will be variable, but will average approximately 44 hours. The post can be demanding and working hours are as determined by the training programme, which will include evening and weekend working.

The Royal Docks Boat Station is one of eight regional boat stations operated by the charity, the successful candidate will work as part of the charities Inshore Boating team.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Royal Docks Boat Station Manager, Freddie Lovejoy on 07917 307680 or email

Key areas will focus on

-        Leading other members of instructional staff

-        Leading adults and young people on a day to day bases

-        Running staff meetings

-        Leading on the upskilling and training of adults and young people seeking to become qualified boating Instructors

You will be experienced at delivering safe, enjoyable yet challenging boating activity to young people. Hold the RYA Senior Instructor qualification and have a minimum of one of the following instructor qualifications; RYA Start Windsurfing instructor, RYA Powerboat Instructor with RYA Safety Boat or BCU Coach Awards. Knowledge of basic boat maintenance would be useful.

We are a national charity helping to develop lifelong learning skills for the youths of today. With strong links to the maritime sector and Royal Navy. The charity uses the impact of being on the water to change their lives. Offering great flexible work and benefits

Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement. Without this, we sadly will be unable to consider your application for this role. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

A recruitment pack can be downloaded below which details more information on the role.

Recruitment Pack

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