Job Vacancies

Boatbuilding Instructor

Salary - £32,000 + Benefits

We are looking for a shipwright instructor to join our expanding College team, training students of all ages to the highest standards of craftsmanship in traditional boatbuilding. 

You will be based in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, a centre of shipbuilding and boatbuilding for over 800 years, and will be involved in the restoration of important vessels as well as in the construction of new and replica vessels. A breadth of traditional boatbuilding knowledge and experience, combined with a passion to pass on your skills to inspire others through effective communication, are the qualities we seek. Previous teaching experience is not essential. This is an on-going and potentially long-term contract. Applicants must be available from April 2020.

For further details about the role please review the recruitment pack.

Instructor Recruitment Pack
If you wish to apply, please complete an Instructor Skills Schedule and send with a covering letter and CV to with the title "Boatbuilding Instructor" in the subject box. Postal applications can be made to Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, Human Resources, 10 College Road (PP 26), HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ.

Application closing date is 20th January 2020. 

Courses on Offer

1 Year Course

Our full-time internationally recognised wooden boatbuilding training course


12 Week Joinery Course

Learn the essentials of traditional joinery and craftsmanship


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Find out more about training with IBTC Portsmouth


Thank you to our partners and supporters

Heritage Lottery Fund - Lottery Funded
Supported by the Regional Growth Fund
National Historic Ships UK
Shipshape Network - The Solent
Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust
Axminster Tools & Machinery