Lead Instructor - Southampton

Active Nation
Southampton, Hampshire
Up to £19,000
17 Dec 2020
23 Jan 2021
Full Time


  • Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre 
  • Full time
  • Upto £19,000

Active Nation are on the hunt for looking for an ambitious Lead Instructor who is able to draw on a range of outdoor coaching and teaching practices to oversee and deliver exceptional activities to customers, whist assisting the seamless day to day operation of the venue. We require someone who can translate their passion for outdoor activities into BRILLIANT leadership of junior instructors, whilst taking responsibility of large groups on site..

  • Are you an enthusiastic individual with a positive customer-focused attitude?
  • Do you have experience in delivering British Canoeing Training at a busy training centre?
  • Can you inspire, encourage and motivate other instructors to deliver high-quality training at a popular south-coast centre?

You will report to the Venue Manager and will:

  • Hold a British Canoeing Leadership award and Paddle Sport Instructor Award. Desirable qualifications Climbing wall award.
  • Mentor and develop junior staff
  • Perform Duty manager shifts as required
  • Hold ‘Instructor in charge’ responsibility when working with other instructors and apprentices to ensure BRILLIANT service quality
  • Have key responsibility for observations of quality and assurance purposes on junior instructors and apprentices
  • Support Senior Instructors in training of apprentices

We would like you to be here when we are busiest, so being able to work a variety of day, early evening and weekend hours is preferable. You’ll be leading key areas of our busy south-coast training venue where we proudly deliver training, activities and experiences for all ages and abilities in various NGB disciplines.

Woodmill – powered by Active Nation - is a popular outdoor activity venue nestled in the heart of Southampton, at the head of the River Itchen. The British Canoeing training venue delivers well established Canoe and Kayak courses, Instructor Training as well as popular land based adventures for families, corporate groups and schools.

As part of the Active Nation group, we are a very special charity with a very important role to fulfil. Our cause – led mission is to persuade the nation to be active and we intend to make a positive impact upon the health of communities’ right across the country. At our heart is a belief that we must excite our communities and ignite their enthusiasm for physical activity, sport and exercise.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer an excellent range of staff benefits, including:

  • Free use of all Active Nation facilities
  • Free parking
  • Coaching and training opportunities
  • Waterproof on water and shore-based kit for year-round comfort
  • Discounted access to further training across our indoor leisure, outdoor activity and alpine snowsports centre

Closing Date for applying is Saturday 23rd January 2021. We believe everything starts with a conversation, so please submit your CV and a cover letter to Charlotte Boyce-Smith, Manager, or apply through our leisure jobs page, telling us why you are the best candidate for this role.

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