Principal Radar Instructor

Location: Cowes, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role. You will be required at Cowes during training delivery periods.

Salary: Circa £55,000 depending on skills and experience


In this fantastic opportunity, you will be making a real difference for our UK defence, by helping those who serve and protect us.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Designing and delivering classroom-based Radar Training Courses
  • Scheduling of commercial training and liaising with project teams to plan future courses
  • Providing Technical training Subject Matter Expertise (SME) advice and guidance to the training management team throughout all phases of the radar training lifecycle Management, technical coaching and mentoring of the teams
  • Line management to the team of lecturers

Your skills and experiences:


  • Training experience and knowledge of training techniques – within STEM
  • Demonstrates competence in the conduct of training and development, either through the completion of a recognised education, training course or through experience gained in the conduct of training design and delivery
  • Working knowledge of current learning and development methodologies and training methods and media (including Computer Based Training (CBT), multimedia, simulation and Virtual Reality (VR))
  • Sound understanding and working experience of the acquisition of training media
  • Management experience of the small team


  • Knowledge and sufficient experience of the successful application of the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT), including the DSAT Quality Management Standard (QMS) and DSAT guidance documentation, working experience of how DSAT processes may be effectively tailored and their linkage to high level customer policy and their impact on the business
  • Demonstrate sufficient experience of working within and leading a team comprised of radar specialists within Defence or the wider Defence Industry sector, and have demonstrated the ability to lead such teams
  • Knowledge and working experience of Radar systems


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The team:

In the Customer Training Team at Cowes, the Principal Radar Instructor will oversee and provide radar training. In support of larger radar projects, you will contribute your expertise to the creation of bids for radar training. You will also be in charge of scheduling, reporting, facility management, content design, and delivery.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 15th July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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