Paddle Sports Instructor - Europe

Employer
Neilson Active Holidays
Location
Work in Europe!
Salary
Up to £650 PCM (Net) + Accommodation, flights, food + great overall package
Closing date
27 May 2021

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Sector
Sports jobs, Aquacise Coach, Sports Coach, Temp, Student & Summer jobs, Summer jobs
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Job Details

Paddle Sports Instructor - European Beach Resorts

Up to £650 PCM (Net) + Accommodation, flights, food + great overall package

Reports to:  Beach Manager/Activity Manager

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle! Spend the summer season based in one of our beautiful Beachclub resorts where it’s all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You’ll be working hard, but the work is fun, and there’s always plenty of time to play!

You will deliver a safe, fun and engaging paddle sports programme for guests of all ages. Whether it’s greeting guests as they arrive for their first ever session or helping someone celebrate their skills, you will go out of your way to make sure that these moments are memorable!

We are always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Present a professional appearance and attitude at all times
  • Maintain an excellent standard of customer service
  • Deliver excellent paddle sport instruction
  • Assist in the preparation, organisation, delivery and the running of activities for all guests both on and off the water
  • Actively participate in organising and running activity clubs for children
  • Ensure safety cover is of the highest standard from both the beach and safety boats
  • Take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair and security of Neilson equipment and the satisfactory appearance of Neilson sites to ensure that they always meet guest expectations
  • Work as part of the beach team to set up, pack down, and proactively provide assistance to all guests using the equipment on the beach each day
  • Help with the set up of the beach and hotel at the start of the season and the pack down of the resort at the end of the season
  • Help organise and host social events, deliver briefings and generally interact with guests at all times
  • As the first point of guest contact, you’ll be confident to consistently deliver excellent, personable, informative and efficient airport transfers both to and from the resort
  • Be prepared to move between different resorts according to the operational needs of the business and to fulfil your contractual end date
  • Be flexible in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties and departments as requested by your manager

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • British Canoe (BC) Level 2 Kayak (Desirable)
  • Canoe Coach, Paddle sports Instructor Level 1 qualification or equivalent
  • First Aid certificate that is valid for the duration of your contract – This should be a minimum 6-hour practical course providing a certificate that is valid in the workplace
  • Educated to GCSE standard
  • Experience of working in a watersports environment
  • Previous customer service experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to deliver fun, engaging, safe and informative kayak and canoe sessions
  • Skilled in safety and on water rescue techniques
  • Knowledge of current kayaking and canoeing industry
  • Ability to effectively communicate with guests of all ages, management, and other staff
  • Ability to work well within a team and maintain effective working relationships
  • Able to work on own initiative and follow verbal and written instructions

Personal Qualities:

  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • Presentation
  • Clean and tidy appearance

Company

If you've got the passion, we've got the opportunity!

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job, it's a lifestyle! It's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You'll be working hard, but the work is fun and there's always plenty of time to play!

We are always looking for friendly, enthusiastic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact, that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.

Who Are Neilson Active Holidays?

We are proud to be one of the leading active holiday specialists and have been delivering awesome holidays for over 40 years.

Year after year our guest’s love to return to our resorts to experience the expertise of our resort teams, whether it’s for a top-notch sailing lesson from our qualified RYA instructors, a delicious cocktail freshly served by our experienced bar team or to hit the slopes with one of our Neilson Mountain Experts.

Bring your passion to our team!

You'll need to be a strong, natural communicator who is able to build rapport with ease and interact confidently with both our guests and other staff members alike.

Neilson Active Holidays is bursting at the seams with opportunities to fine tune your talents and the experiences that you will take away from working anywhere within our programme will stand you in great stead for the future.

In addition to all of this, you'll be able to master some amazing activity sports along the way!

Who are we looking for?

  • Those with a great sense of humour!
  • Likeable, charismatic, individuals with bags of character and contagious enthusiasm!
  • Those who can demonstrate the desire to get involved, enhance their skills and share their expertise!
  • Genuine personalities, those that are kind, friendly and helpful in their nature!
  • People who can bring a bit of individual magic to our award-winning team!
  • Grafters that are not scared of hard work, they strive to be the best and can have lots of fun whilst they do it!
  • Those with a great work ethic and the right attitude!
  • Problem solvers that are responsible, punctual and have the ability to use their common sense!
  • Well mannered and positive in their outlook on life!

Training, Development And Career Progression

We want to develop our staff, provide opportunities to learn new skills and give you the chance to follow in the footsteps of many senior Neilson managers who have worked through the ranks with great success.

We have former chalet hosts are now in charge of the largest hotels in our programme and former windsurfing instructors who are now the operational/commercial masterminds behind the development of our biggest products.

If you are happy to put in the hard work and thrive under pressure, we can offer you a challenging and very rewarding career.

The Neilson team are the backbone of the business and we want to be a great company to work for. We listen to what our team have to say and constantly strive to make everything the best it can be. We will ensure that you're properly trained in all aspects of your role in order to meet the expectations of our guests and satisfy all legal requirements.

The Recruitment Process

Working for Neilson is more than a job, it's a lifestyle. It's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love and we are always looking for the best people to join our team.

If you're up for the challenge, we'd love to hear from you, so kick-start your adventure and complete an online application today.

Give yourself the best chance and be sure to complete every section thoroughly so that we can get a feel for who you are and what you are all about.

If your application passes the initial criteria, you will be placed on a list of potential candidates, however, this does not guarantee an interview at this stage.

The team will then take a closer look at the information you have provided to see if you could be a good fit for the business and for the role to which you have applied.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are unable to apply for a specific position through our online application form then this role is not currently available!

For further information see our company website: https://jobs.neilson.co.uk

 

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Website:
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Neilson Active Holidays
Telephone
01273666130
Location
Locksview
Brighton
East Sussex
Bn25HA
GB
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