Water Sports Lead Instructor - Southampton

Active Nation
Southampton, Hampshire
£18,000 + Benefits
23 May 2018
20 Jun 2018
Full Time

Lead Instructor - Southampton Water Activities

£18k + Benefits

Full Time 40 hour contract

Active Nation is seeking a brilliant Lead Instructor with a passion for sailing and watersports to plan and deliver a broad range of quality outdoor activity sessions.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN ADVENTURE WITH A DIFFERENCE?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join Southampton Water Activities Centre. We are looking for a Senior Instructor to help lead the seasonal team and support the chief instructor in the day to day running of the centre.

SWAC is a busy RYA Training Centre located north of Southampton’s Ocean Village, with quick access to some of the best training and cruising waters on the south coast. The centre runs a range of watersport experiences alongside a wide variety of sailing, powerboating, windsurfing, paddleboarding, rowing and shore based courses.

WE’D LOVE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH YOU IF YOU’RE ABLE TO TELL US:

  • How you will persuade people to share in your passion for watersport's and the outdoors.
  • What motivates you and why a new challenge might appeal to you
  • How you think we can use adventurous outdoor sports to achieve the Charity's mission

YOU WILL:

  • Be passionate about sport and exercise, particularly outdoor activities and watersports
  • Be able to draw upon your experience as a Senior Instructor to deliver high quality outdoor learning experiences
  • Lead in the maintenance of centre assets with direct responsibility for one department / discipline
  • Lead the pre planning and deliver of one of the centres community projects
  • Support the Chief Instructor in mentoring and developing centre staff
  • When required assume the role of; Duty Manager, key holder and nominated onsite Senior Instructor
  • Uphold safety, operational and customer service standards
  • Hold a range of outdoor qualifications to enable you to lead sessions (minimum qualifications: RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor and RYA Powerboat Instructor)
  • Develop excellent relationships with key supporters and partners to further develop the centre
  • Have an aptitude for equipment maintenance

BENEFITS:

SWAC is part of Active Nation; a national sport and exercise charity on a mission to persuade the nation to be active. Some of the benefits of working for Active Nation include: 

  • Use of facilities within the Charity, including
    • Skiing and Snowboarding
    • Kayaking
    • Gym and Swim
  • PPE to include: Coastal waterproofs & drysuit
  • Access to clothing & equipment trade accounts
  • NGB and centre specific training

IN OUR VIEW EVERYTHING IN LIFE STARTS WITH A CONVERSATION AND WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. 

To apply please tell us your story so far by emailing your CV and a covering letter. If selected, expect a call back from us.

CLOSING DATE:  13th July 2018

START DATE  1st September 2018

INTERVIEWS:  Week Commencing 23rd July 2018  

Active Nation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced CRB disclosure.