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Enhanced Watersports Instructor - Europe

Employer
Neilson Active Holidays
Location
Work in Europe!
Salary
Up to £620 PCM (Net) + Accommodation*, flights, food + great overall package
Closing date
26 Aug 2022
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Job Details

Enhanced Watersports Instructor - Europe

Our Neilson Enhanced Watersports Instructor’s MUST be qualified Sailing and or windsurf instructors with two or more of the following additional qualifications to be successful.

  • Powerboat instructor
  • Multihull endorsement
  • Race Coach
  • Advanced Sailing instructor or intermediate Non Planing windsurf instructor

If you do not currently meet these requirements, please apply for the entry level Watersports Instructor position.

Ideally, we’re looking for full season instructors (usually from April through to November). We’ll consider candidates with shorter dates of availability, but operationally those with a combination of the best dates and qualifications will always take preference. 

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle. Spend the summer season based in one of our beautiful beach club 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!

Working closely with your Beach Team, you’ll consistently deliver safe, fun, and engaging Dinghy Sailing or Windsurfing sessions for guests of all ages.

You’ll do this while always providing an excellent level of customer service whether it’s greeting guests as they arrive for their first ever session or helping someone celebrate their skills. We expect our Beach Team to go above and beyond to make sure that these moments are memorable!

Although your skill-set is essential, with Neilson Active Holidays, it’s also about personality. We’re always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our brilliant team.

People who can build rapport with ease and provide our guests with confidence in the fact that every element of their holiday is delivered by people who care.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • To be well presented with a professional attitude at all times
  • To maintain an excellent standard of customer service
  • Deliver water sports instruction following the RYA syllabus and the Neilson programme
  • Assist in the preparation, organisation, delivery and the running of activities for all guests both on and off the water
  • Actively plan and prepare suitable sessions based on experience and ability for children taking part in our Hotshot club
  • Ensure safety cover is of the highest standard from both the beach and safety boats
  • To ensure the highest standard of health and safety is adhered to and that guests are advised on the practical/safe use of all equipment
  • To take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair and security of all Neilson equipment
  • To ensure that the appearance of the beach, the beach racks and simulators always meets guest expectations
  • The ability to work well, both independently and as part of the team
  • To set up, pack up, and help all guests using our equipment each day
  • To assist the set-up of the beach/hotel at the start of the season and the pack down of the resort at the end of the season
  • To assist in the organisation and hosting of social events, delivering briefings and always be happy to interact with guests at all times
  • To be prepared to move between different resorts according to the operational needs of the business and to fulfil your contractual end date
  • To be flexible in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties as requested by your manager
  • 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

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Windsurf or Dinghy Instructor qualification including a Power Boat Level 2 certificate or equivalent
  • Two of the following qualifications (Powerboat instructor, Multihull endorsement, Race Coach, Advanced Sailing instructor or intermediate Non Planing windsurf instructor)
  • 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 or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a water sports environment (Desirable)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to deliver fun, engaging, safe and informative Dinghy and/or Windsurfing tuition
  • Skilled in safety and on water rescue practice
  • Knowledge of current Sailing/Windsurfing industry (desirable)
  • Ability to rig and de-rig dinghy and windsurf kit and assist guests with this on a daily basis
  • 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
  • The ability to confidently hold a conversation in English

Personal Qualities:

  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated and committed
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • 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!

 

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Telephone
01273666130
Location
Locksview
Brighton
East Sussex
Bn25HA
United Kingdom
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