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INSS Recruiting College Students for Instructor Roles

10th August 2023
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School have launched its recruitment campaign for instructors for weekday and weekends this Autumn
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School have launched its recruitment campaign for instructors for weekday and weekends this Autumn

The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School have launched their Autumn recruitment campaign. While the Summer programmes in the Dun Laoghaire Sailing School are still in full swing preparations are underway for the September – November period, which requires an increase in the school's workforce in response to the demand for weekday training for primary and secondary groups.

Operations Manager Glyn Williams reports sustained demand for sailing and powerboating. “School group bookings are once again strong, including the school’s newly adding sailing to their curriculum. This is additional to busy weekend courses on keelboats, dinghies and powerboats for adults”.

The positions are ideal for college students studying in Dublin, as they’ll be able to fit sessions around their lecture timetables, and the INSS team is focusing in particular on Dinghy Instructors for their weekday school programmes and powerboat instructors for weekend courses.

Speaking as the recruitment campaign got underway, Chief Instructor Kenneth Rumball describes one key point for instructors thinking of coming onboard “Instructors will have the benefit of a full-time admin and operations support team, allowing instructors to focus on what they do best – the teaching” according to Principal Kenneth Rumball.

Full information on the weekday instructor roles can be found here.

Glyn Williams is available for enquiries and submissions of CVs on [email protected].

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The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School is based on Dun Laoghaire's West Pier on Dublin Bay and in the heart of Ireland's marine leisure capital.

Whether you are looking at beginners start sailing course, a junior course or something more advanced in yacht racing, the INSS prides itself in being able to provide it as Ireland's largest sailing school.

Since its establishment in 1978, INSS says it has provided sailing and powerboat training to approximately 170,000 trainees. The school has a team of full-time instructors and they operate all year round. Lead by the father and son team of Alistair and Kenneth Rumball, the school has a great passion for the sport of sailing and boating and it enjoys nothing more than introducing it to beginners for the first time. 

Programmes include:

  • Shorebased Courses, including VHF, First Aid, Navigation
  • Powerboat Courses
  • Junior Sailing
  • Schools and College Sailing
  • Adult Dinghy and Yacht Training
  • Corporate Sailing & Events

History of the INSS

Set up by Alistair Rumball in 1978, the sailing school had very humble beginnings, with the original clubhouse situated on the first floor of what is now a charity shop on Dun Laoghaire's main street. Through the late 1970s and 1980s, the business began to establish a foothold, and Alistair's late brother Arthur set up the chandler Viking Marine during this period, which he ran until selling on to its present owners in 1999.

In 1991, the Irish National Sailing School relocated to its current premises at the foot of the West Pier. Throughout the 1990s the business continued to build on its reputation and became the training institution of choice for budding sailors. The 2000s saw the business break barriers - firstly by introducing more people to the water than any other organisation, and secondly pioneering low-cost course fees, thereby rubbishing the assertion that sailing is an expensive sport.