Chief Instructor / Sailing Manager

Location Lymington
Salary £25000 - £30000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Sales and Marketing
Reference J8648
Sailing Manager
As a recognised RYA training centre our client based in Lymington are seeking an RYA Chief Instructor to lead all actives on the water. Candidates should be confident, with a wide experience of instruction at all levels and all age groups.  You will be a well organised person with strong leadership skills and the charisma to lead the instructor team, add value to club members and their experience at the club.
The club has recently developed a Water Sports Training Centre which provides a whole range of training and coaching activities for all ages, all members and some external organisations such as schools. It is a key part of the club’s development and the new role is at the core of our future plans.
Reporting to the Rear Commodore Sailing and RYA Principal, you will lead compliance to health and safety, staff training and reporting with the outcome of the delivery of high quality sailing and powerboat experiences for course participants and club members.

Key Objectives:
  1. To promote the vision and values of club through the high quality delivery of activities, instruction and coaching at the club.
  2. To develop, review and implement club procedures, risk management, safety plans and documentation.
  3. Support the centres administration through telephone, email and face to face enquires and information on training and club activities.
  4. Take responsibility for operational compliance with the clubs guidelines and procedures.
  5. Lead the programme of equipment management, maintenance and recording.
  6. Prepare for the centres inspections including all aspects of registration, compliance, equipment inspections and maintenance.
  7. Manage existing instructor team, including rotas, planning and reporting, and undertake recruitment when necessary.
  8. Direct responsibility for planning and managing all regular club activities including leisure, racing, coaching, junior and formal courses.
  9. Direct responsibility for planning and managing all club events, including open meetings and regattas.
  10. Direct responsibility for planning safety and instructor courses.
  11. To work in conjunction with the management team to plan training courses and course content for schools, user groups and activity programmes.
  12. Report to the clubs committee on a monthly basis via a written report and where necessary attend the committee meetings.
This role is full time and includes weekends. Although seasonal and would require the Chief Instructor to be flexible around timings for peak season.
The summer ‘peak season’ role would involve leading the instructor team with the majority of courses being delivered by the instructor team.  The CI would lead induction, on boarding, mentoring and training of instructors to the clubs requirements.  
The winter ‘off peak’ role would involve the CI facilitating the instructing by offering year round training in more challenging conditions.  This is likely to require a limited amount of time from the retained instructor team.

Qualifications - RYA Coach Assessor is highly desired.
Essential - RYA senior instructor, Power boat instructor, RYA Race Coach Level 2 or RYA advanced trainer. Direct experience in running a training centre and managing a team of instructors and support staff.
Desirable - RYA First Aid Trainer, RYA Powerboat Trainer, RYA multihull instructor, experience of dinghy racing, keelboat racing and yacht racing an advantage.
to Apply, send your CV with Sailing Qualifications to   Marie-Claire at Marine Resources  via email

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