Chief Instructor Dinghy and Windsurfing - Royal Yachting Association - Salary £48,000 - £51,000 - Closing date 6 June 2022

£48,000 - £51,000 yearly
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  • Hamble, Hampshire, UK
  • May 11, 2022
Full time, permanent instructing

Job Description

Salary: £48,000 - £51,000 per annum
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Location: Hamble, Southampton (hybrid working is currently being trialled giving the flexibility of home & office working)
The RYA offers a range of benefits which include a personal pension scheme, free life insurance and a total annual leave package of 28 days (plus public holidays).

As a result of the departure of the current post holder after more than a decade in the role, an outstanding opportunity has arisen for an experienced RYA Instructor Trainer to take on the exciting challenge of managing the RYA’s dinghy, windsurfing, keel boat and multihull schemes.

The purpose of the role is to manage, administer, develop and promote the RYA windsurfing, dinghy, keelboat and multihull schemes in order to maximise participation in the sport and maintain high standards of training and safety.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Manage, lead and promote the system of recognised training centres in order to develop the standards and facilities available to the public in line with developments in the sport and in coaching.
• Set the standard for RYA Recognised Training Centres. To ensure that the standards of safety, instruction and condition of equipment at all RYA
• Organise and deliver a training and revalidation programme to meet the needs of the scheme and requirements for regional and overseas personnel, including ongoing CPD.
• Manage a large team of experienced Instructor Trainers.
• Set the standard for Instructor qualifications. Select, appoint, train, manage and motivate the Trainers to ensure a high standard of instructor training.
• Organise conferences to disseminate information and promote development within the schemes.
• Answer general queries from the public about the schemes for which the post holds responsibility.
• Resolve complaints and where appropriate take action against schools or instructors to maintain RYA standards.
• Liaise with education awarding bodies and DfE to ensure the ongoing inclusion of RYA activities in GCSE/A-Level PE.

The key skills needed for the role, include but are not limited to:

• Broad knowledge across RYA practical and theory Training
• Understanding of the ethos behind RYA Training
• Good level of training and educational techniques and concepts
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective speaking to large groups or individuals.
• Ability to prioritise workload and manage time effectively and efficiently.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to collaborate effectively.
• Ability to manage a small team.
• Management of people and projects.
• Experience of managing budgets.
• Previous experience in coaching, instructing or teaching is essential.