Chief Instructor - Welsh Harp Boat Station

Role: Chief Instructor - Welsh Harp Boat Station

Location: Welsh Harp Boat Station, London, NW9 8SA

Contract: Full time, Permanent.

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 per annum

Closing Date: 26 September 2021

Interviews: W/c 11 October 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 Welsh Harp Boat Station, NW9 8SA. The boat station delivers key, life changing, experiences to wide ranging groups and client base. This opportunity would suit an experienced watersports professional with a range of knowledge across the industry having a sound grasp of managing, developing and mentoring teams of both 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 Welsh Harp 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 Welsh Harp Boat Station Manager, Iain Porter on 07580851934 or email

Key areas will focus on

  • Leading members of instructional staff encompassing NGB best practice and guidelines
  • Leading adults and young people on a day to day basis
  • Running staff meetings
  • Heading up 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 a BC Paddlesports Instructor Award. Holding one of the following instructor qualifications would be beneficial; RYA Start Windsurfing instructor, RYA Powerboat Instructor with RYA Safety Boat. Knowledge of basic boat maintenance would be very 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

We recognise our responsibilities to safeguard and protect the young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We do all we can to promote their health, safety and wellbeing, and we expect our staff to share this commitment and work in line with safeguarding policy, the MSSC’s values and ethos of inclusivity. We adhere to safer recruitment practices and therefore employment is subject to detailed pre-employment checks for successful candidates, including references and criminal disclosure checks and the completion of a disclosure questionnaire. All successful applicants are required to attend safeguarding training.

Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement. Without these, we will be unable to consider your application. 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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