Sailing Coach, Holbrook

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Royal Hospital SchoolHolbrook

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: RHS own salary scale
Contract term: Permanent


The Royal Hospital School is a leading independent co-educational boarding and day school for 11 – 18 year olds, set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour.

The Director of Sailing and Water Sports at RHS is excited to be recruiting for two full-time positions in the school’s Sailing Department. With facilities, equipment and access to sailing unrivalled in UK schools, the Department is unique in its offering to pupils and consequently seeks applications from RYA Instructors and Coaches of the highest calibre to lead the development of sailing at RHS into the next stage of its evolution.

The Royal Hospital School has the following vacancy


RHS is looking to appoint a capable, enthusiastic and well-qualified RYA Senior Instructor to a full-time post in the Sailing Department with effect from January 2018. It is expected that the appointee will teach dinghy and keelboat sailing to Year 7 through to Year 13.

Responsibilities will include, working as part of the Sailing Department, providing tuition to the School’s pupils up to 6 days per week throughout the academic year and to be able to take a leading role in coaching school pupils ranging from beginners to students in our elite fleet and team racing squads. 

The successful applicant will also be expected to be competent in boat maintenance and care and preferably have a RYA Windsurfing Instructor qualification along with a Powerboat Instructor qualification and race coaching experience. Candidates will have the energy and enthusiasm required to commit to a large boarding and day school.

RHS has its own salary scale, outstanding development opportunities and subsidised accommodation may be available. Please send a completed application form and covering letter (no more than one side of A4) to

Closing date for applications: Friday 10 November, 12noon

Further details of this position can be downloaded by visiting or by contacting the HR Manager on or 01473 326200.

For more information about the Royal Hospital School, please visit

The Royal Hospital School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share our commitment. Employment is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Royal Hospital School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1473 326200
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Set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the Stour Estuary and within an hour of London, the Royal Hospital School is a leading, co-educational boarding and day school for ...