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Waterski/Wakeboard Instructor - Various Mediterranean Resorts

Employer
Neilson Active Holidays
Location
Various Mediterranean Resorts 
Salary
Up to £650 PCM gross + Shared accommodation + flights, meals + great overall package
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

Job Details

Waterski/Wakeboard Instructor - Various Mediterranean Resorts

Location: Various Neilson Beachclubs across the Mediterranean

Dates: April – November

Reports to: Waterski Manager

Salary: Up to £650 PCM gross + Shared accommodation + flights, meals + great overall package

Waterski/Wakeboard Instructor - Job Details

A Ski Boat Driver qualification (SBD2) is the minimum requirement for a position on the team; however, the BWSW (UKCC) Level 2 coaching qualifications provide you with the perfect tools for the Waterski/Wakeboard Instructor job.

Spend your entire summer driving the best boats in the business, riding daily, and spreading your passion for the sport. You'll deliver safe, fun, and engaging Waterski/Wakeboard tuition. We expect our team to go above and beyond to create an unforgettable holiday experience for our guests.

Picture yourself on an idyllic sandy beach in the hot Greek sun or at the foot of the mountains in one of Croatia's most significant national parks; this would be your office! A season with Neilson allows you to work in unique locations overseas while dedicating your days to shredding on glassy water.

As a member of Neilson's ski team, you are the rock stars of the resort. Your role is to look after guests of all abilities out on the water, ranging from complete beginners to seasoned pros. Whether you're putting their skis on for the first time or teaching them their next invert on a wakeboard, every day brings a new reward.

In summary, spending the summer driving and coaching in breath-taking locations is an excellent aspect of the job, but working alongside like-minded, lifelong friends and making unforgettable memories together makes the summer extra special.

Ideally, we're looking for full-season staff from April to early November. We will consider candidates with shorter availability dates, but operationally, those with a combination of the best dates and qualifications will always take preference.

Working for Neilson 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.

We're looking for friendly, energetic, and approachable people who can build rapport with ease. Individuals who can instil confidence that every element of a Neilson holiday is delivered by a team who cares.

Please note: All Neilson Active staff are DBS-checked. 

Requirements Job Criteria & Responsibilities

  • To deliver outstanding Waterski/Wakeboard Instructor instruction in line with the BWSW syllabus.
  • To rotate within the team and to take responsibility for coaching, driving, and spotting.
  • You’ll greet the guests on the pontoon, take bookings, and prepare people for their tow.
  • To ensure that the appearance of the pontoon and Waterski Centre always meets guest expectations.
  • To set up, pack up, and assist all guests using our equipment and facilities each day.
  • Assist in preparing, organising, delivering, and running activities on and off the water.
  • Prepare suitable experience and ability-based sessions.
  • To ensure the highest standard of health and safety is adhered to.
  • To fully advise guests on the practical/safe use of all equipment.
  • Take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair, and security of all Neilson equipment.
  • To organise/host social events and briefings. 
  • Be prepared to move between resorts according to the operational needs of the business.
  • Be flexible and willing to assist in all duties as requested by your line manager.
  • Airport transfers - As the first point of guest contact, you'll be confident and consistently deliver excellent, personable, informative, and efficient airport transfers to and from the resort.

First Aid Certificate 

A valid First Aid certificate is a prerequisite for ALL Neilson Active job roles. The First Aid certificate acquired with your Watersports Instructor qualification is valid for three years, so please ensure that your First Aid is up to date.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • British Water Ski & Wakeboard (UKCC) Level 2 Instructor or equivalent.
  • British Water Ski & Wakeboard (BWSW) Ski Boat Driver Award (SBD2) or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the BWSW syllabus.
  • Skilled ski boat driver – Please note: Permission to drive ski boats in Greece is subject to local legislation.
  • You will gain plenty of experience and put your qualifications to the test while working for Neilson; however, any previous experience working in a Waterski/Wakeboarding environment is desirable.
  • A solid understanding and knowledge covering the use of Waterski/Wakeboarding equipment and the associated safety procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Flexible to work all the required hours with your team to get the job done well.
  • Ability to deliver fun, engaging, safe and informative tuition.
  • To be skilled in safety procedures and on-water rescue practice.
  • Knowledge of the current Waterski/Wakeboarding industry is desirable.
  • Ability to assist your guests with Waterski/Wakeboarding kit.
  • The ability to confidently hold a conversation and instruct in English.
  • The ability to work well, independently, as part of a team, and to maintain effective working relationships.

Benefits Working for Neilson

There is so much to be gained from working anywhere within our programme. The people skills, the life skills, the confidence you'll develop, and the overall experience will stay with you forever. You’ll have the time of your life, you’ll make a bunch of new mates, you’ll enjoy mad adventures, and you’ll create stories you’ll be telling for years.

The package includes: 

  • Highly competitive salary 
  • Shared accommodation is provided – No bills to stress about.
  • Meals included - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner while on duty.
  • Inclusive travel to and from resort.
  • Any visa/permit requirements will be sorted for you (UK Passport holders).
  • Full training, including E-learning packages.
  • Progression via our jump up/Jump higher programmes.
  • Your uniform is provided specific to your role. 
  • Days off & holidays. 
  • Mate's rates & family holiday discounts.
  • Emergency medical & dental insurance (UK residents)*. 
  • Neilson Academy – Opportunities to obtain additional qualifications.
  • Feel free to use the resort equipment in your spare time if it's available.

 *EU residents are required to make separate insurance arrangements - The HR team will provide more details after a job is offered.

 

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