Appointments: Head of Training & Education


A new opportunity has arisen for a Head of Education & Training to join the national governing body of four-wheel UK motorsport, the Motor Sports Association (MSA).

The MSA is responsible for the regulation, administration, development and promotion of motorsport in the UK, under the authority of the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

The MSA is a not-for-profit organisation (company limited by guarantee) representing 30,000 competition licence holders, 10,000 registered marshals, 3200 licensed officials and 720 clubs. It also issues 5,000 event permits every year.

The holder of this newly created role of Head of Education & Training will report to the Chief Executive, with responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Volunteer Officials and Marshals training, grading, registration and licensing
  • Regional Development Officer (RDO) support and growth
  • MSA Academy – building on the established Programmes of Excellence
  • MSA Coaching Pathway
  • Promote external accreditation with higher educational establishments
  • Fulfilling MSA responsibilities as an FIA Regional Training Provider
  • Social Responsibility (road safety, education, schools and community programmes).

As a member of the Senior Management Team the successful applicant will also have general management responsibilities, including related budget controls.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills to work at all levels within the sport, with internal stakeholders and external bodies and also the ability to represent the MSA on the national and world stage. A formal training qualification is desirable but not essential, but wide experience in the field of training including in the development of, and alignment with, best practice standards and competency frameworks is essential.

A wide breadth of motor sport knowledge and experience across the disciplines at national, regional and club level is considered beneficial. A full UK driving licence is required. This post will require some weekend work at motor sport events and an amount of overseas travel will be involved.

The remuneration package is commensurate with the position within the organisation.

Please apply by 31 July 2018 to Sheila Barter HR Manager at enclosing a covering letter, your CV and contact details. A copy of the full job specification is available here.

The MSA is an equal opportunities organisation which welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.

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