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2018 JSSADC Programme

The 2018 JSSADC Programme has now be approved by the JSSADPAC and can be downloaded at this link – 2018 JSSADC Programme. The pages for individual courses have also been updated with the new dates so you can start to plan ahead.

We’ve got the full range of courses so there should be something there of interest to everyone.

 




Full Time Job at JSSADC

We’re currently looking to recruit a full time civil service member of staff.  The post is a Band D Executive Officer with an annual salary of £24,663 plus the other benefits of being in the civil service which includes a contributory pension and diving pay.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the training of divers and instructors to gain qualifications from the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC). In addition they will assess candidates for the award of the Sub Aqua Diving Supervisor (SADS) qualification. Secondary tasks include the management of the Motor Transport fleet, act as building manager and Data Protection Officer for JSSADC.

Further details including the application process can be found on the civil service jobs website.

Applications close on 27 Aug 17 and interviews for those who are successful at sift are currently scheduled to take place on 26 Oct at JSSADC in Plymouth.




Get Paid to Do What You Love

The Adventurous Training Foundation Wing (Castlemartin) are recruiting for a part-time BSAC instructor to teach on Ocean Diver and Sports Diver courses throughout the diving season (Apr-Nov).

Applicants must be a minimum of Open Water Instructor (Advanced Instructor preferred), Advanced Diver and Diver Coxswain and must hold a HSE diving medical.

A Branch or Expedition Sub-Aqua Diving Supervisor (BSADS or EDSADS) would be advantageous.

Location: Merrion Camp, Pembrokeshire, SA71 5RH
Salary: £140/day fee earner contract (contact for more information)
Working pattern: Mon-Fri, Apr-Nov (dates available on request)
Applications by: Friday 25th August 2017

Click for full details including application process.

 




Change of JSSADC Email Addresses

To reflect changes within the structure of the Royal Navy’s personnel area, all JSSADC email addresses have changed with effect 26 Jun.  The major change occurs near the beginning of the address and all email addresses have changed as follows:

  • Delete “NAVY PERS” and replace with “NAVY NPS” – thus NAVY PERS-JSSADC OIC has changed to NAVY NPS-JSSADC OIC.  This also applies to emails from the internet thus NAVYPERS[email protected] is now NAVYNPS[email protected]

We have also used the opportunity to abbreviate/amend the email addresses for the Equipment Manager (Des) and Course Clerk (Suzanne).  Their new email addresses are as follows:

It goes without saying that this change will result a dramatic improvement in our ability to deliver courses and training 🙂




FTRS Vacancy at JSSADC

A vacancy has arisen for an OR4 (LH/Cpl) or OR6 (PO/Sgt) of any specialisation to serve as a Diving Instructor (DI) in the Joint Service Sub Aqua Diving Centre Plymouth on FTRS(FC) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCOS).  Full details can be found at the links below:

Please note that it is possible to transfer into the RN Reserve so applicants from other services will be considered.  The closing date is 31 Jan 17.

Any questions then please contact us!




2017 JSSADC Programme

The 2017 JSSADC Programme has now be approved by the JSSADPAC and can be downloaded at this link – 2017 JSSADC Programme.  The pages for individual courses have also been updated with the new dates so you can start to plan ahead.

Once again we’re focussing heavily on the high level courses that will provide branches and expeditions with the instructors and supervisors that are critical to there success.  This means four combined instructor events, seven Branch SADS courses and five ESADS assessments.  Hopefully even the busiest person can find a course to suit!  There are also three Dive Leader and two Advanced Diver courses, one of the latter which includes an expedition to Porthkerris.

We’re also running a plethora of SDCs including the ever popular Small Boathandling, Marine Radio and Chartwork and Position Fixing.  Many of these have been grouped together into a combined boat week which allows you to get all three together.

Of course we’ll also be running lower level courses with opportunities for Ocean and Sports diver training throughout the year.

For the very first time ever, we’re also running the practical elements of the First Class Diver exam over 7 days in October 17.  This will comprise the expedition and project preparation followed by the two day practical exam.

Finally there are another two Advanced Diving weeks programmed which are an ideal opportunity for decompression and technical skills to be developed or refreshed in a service environment.  We hope to get plenty of divers on them both.

 

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RN-RM Sailing Training Centre (STC) – aka The Camber

Located in Royal Marines Stonehouse (Plymouth), the Camber Sailing Training Centre (STC) offers a variety of sailing and powerboat courses providing Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualifications.  They’re mainly available for Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel but when spaces allow do take people from the other services.

Courses offered include RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 1 and 2, RYA Dinghy Instructors course, RYA Powerboat Level 1 and 2, RYA Powerboat Safety Coxswain, RYA Powerboat Instructor, RYA First Aid, RYA GMDSS course, Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper.

Full details can be downloaded at:this link.




2016 JSSADC Programme

The 2016 JSSADC programme has now been produced and all courses can be found on the website.  The key change is that we’ve simplified the process to get to ESADS.  From the end of this year, there will no longer be separate Expedition SADS Development and Branch SADS courses.  They’ve been merged together to create a single course which will be tailored to those attending.

In order to build on the increasing numbers going through the SADS process, we’re also now offering more opportunities to get on the Branch SADS course and take the ESADS assessment.  It is very much hoped that this will further increase the numbers of active BSADS and ESADS out there.

Some other particular highlights of the 2016 programme are:

The programme is also available to download from this link (version 4 – dated Jan 16)

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Diver Coxswain Assessment – 14 May 14

We’re very pleased to announce that we’re putting on an additional Diver Coxswain Assessment on 14 May 14.   As always, we look forward to getting applications from experienced boathandlers so that you can get that final qualification.

Just one note is that this is a test and therefore you need to come prepared to have your practical boat handling,  voyage planning and theory knowledge tested.  As you’d expect, you’ll need to demonstrate that your competent, knowledgeable and safe to pass.  If you need further advice then please get in touch.