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Job Description

The Army Sailing Association Windsurfing ASA(W) have a vacancy, from mid 2006, for a highly motivated and appropriately qualified Windsurfing Instructor to be the Army Windsurfing Training Manager based at the:

Army Dinghy and Windsurfing Centre (ADWC)


Royal Victoria Country Park

Netley Abbey


SO31 5GA.


The ADWC delivers sail training instruction for dinghy, windsurfing and power boat disciplines for the Army.

This is a civil service post of grade C1 Instructor which is now available to open competition. The minimum starting salary is £26626 and the maximum salary for this post, subject to civil service regulations, is £38563.


The role of the Army Windsurfing Training Manager is to develop and inspire new and existing army windsurfers through personal example, the use of courses, organisation of racing and use of mass media. By dint of its nature the post holder will need to be an enthusiastic windsurfer, a confident and competent instructor and able to easily interact with military personnel of all ranks.


The following RYA qualifications are required as a minimum.

· RYA Start Windsurfing (L1)Trainer

· RYA Advanced (L4) Windsurfing Instructor

· RYA Powerboat Instructor L2

· RYA Centre Inspector

· RYA Race Officer (within 6 months of appointment).


In addition he/she must possess a valid driving licence and be computer literate in order to maintain and update the windsurfing database and ASA(W) website. The applicant will be required to demonstrate his/her skills and qualifications in the above areas, and this may be by practical demonstration if necessary.

Postholder duties are:-

· The programming, co-ordination of resources and instruction of all windsurfing and instructor courses at the ADWC and at UK and overseas Service centres as required.

· Maintenance of a windsurfing instructor database, collating statistics of windsurfing training and communicating with the windsurfing community via email and the ASA wbsite.

· Procurement and maintenance of windsurfing equipment. to support both training and racing.

· Assisting in the operation of the ADWC, in the role of Deputy Centre Manager and substituting for the manager during his absence.

· Support the ASA(W) committee in the delivery of the annual ASA(W) racing programme in the role of race officer or beachmaster.

· Production of a quarterly windsurfing newsletter to all windsurfers on the ASA Windsurfing Database, an article for the annual ASA Journal and other articles for windsurfing magazines following key events.

· Inspection of all ASA RYA Recognised Training Centres, in conjunction with the ASA Dinghy Regional Coach.

· Carry out Instructor Training at other UK and overseas Service centres as required.

· Other windsurfing related duties he may required to undertake from time to time by request from the Rear Commodore ASA(W). Although based at ADWC, the postholder will be required to travel to support the annual racing programme which includes Hayling Island and Weymouth.

· On occasions the training manager will support race activities over the weekend.

Attributes of a successful candidate

The post has a high level of autonomy and therefore the successful candidate must be:

· Proactive, able to self manage the workload and develop a strategy for delivering Army Windsurfing training.

· Enthusiastic about windsurfing, instruction and organising courses, events or racing.

· A competent, confident and active windsurfer, preferably with sufficient experience to develop novice racers and coach the Army Team. Previous racing experience is not essential but highly desirable.

· Able to work in a team at the ADWC and support the ASA(W) committee.

· Capable of developing new ideas to recruit and train Army Windsurfers.


Applications should be made to:

Lt Col (Retd) Alan Flavell

ASA Secretary


Clayton Barracks,

Thornhill Road

Aldershot GU11 2BG

01252 348572


Closing date for applications is: 31 Aug 2006

Interviews will be conducted by:

Lt Col Alan Flavell – ASA Secretary

Lt Col Neil Curry – ASA(W) Rear Commodore

Maj Gareth Baker – ASA(W) Secretary

Mr Clive Grant – ASA Dingy Training Manager




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