People Wanted 

The adverts below are for staff wanted at RYA recognised training centres. 

Mark Warner

Job title: Windsurfing Instructor - Summer 2017

Based: Corsica, Sardinia or Greece

Seasonal: asap

Salary: competitive + flights + accommodation + benefits

We are actively seeking experienced and qualified Windsurfing Instructors to come work in one of our stunning Mediterranean beach resorts.

As a member of our dynamic waterfront team you’ll teach a full range of child and adult windsurfing courses. We offer informal group sessions, RYA syllabus courses and private one-to-one tuition. You’ll ensure all guests have a safe and fun experience whilst under your instruction.

It’s not all work and no play though! Opportunities to get out on the water will be plentiful; you could learn a new sport or explore exciting new places with like-minded friends.

  • Provide a high level of safety and instruction for guests and staff on the waterfront
  • Daily windsurfing instruction
  • Deliver a course plan based on guests abilities
  • Ensure Mark Warner and RYA standards are adhered to at all times
  • Partake in additional waterfront responsibilities including safety cover, customer service and shore-break duties
  • Establish and implement water safety precautions
  • Assist with daily maintenance and upkeep of the waterfront and its equipment
  • Support management team to organise the ‘Race Day’
  • Implement and participate in a ‘bad weather’ programme
  • Assist with in-resort marketing activities and promotions
  • Participate in evening entertainments, guest dinners and social activities
Apply to: 0207 761 7020; email:;
Closing date: ongoing
British Mohnesee Sail Training Centre (ASA)

Job title: Windsurfing Senior Instructor

Based: Mohnesee, Germany

Seasonal: mid May until end November 2017 and 2018

Salary: 20m000 euros pro rata

The British Mohnesee Sail Training Centre are seeking a seasonal Senior Windsurfing Instructor to our overseas multi-activity centre in Germany.

Candidates should have a minimum of RYA Senior Instructor Windsurfing (Sailing is a bonus), and should possess:

  • Excellent leadership and organisation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A high standard of personal presentation
  • Good presentation skills

Responsibilities include:
  • Delivery and development of training programmes
  • Fleet maintenance of all water borne equipment
  • Fulfilling Senior Instructor water based duties

As a Senior Instructor we expect you to lead groups of clients, individuals and staff members as required by the Centre Manager, and to make sure that these activities meet the standards required in the centre standard operation procedures.

Benefits include; travel expenses subsidised, free food and accommodation, possible 2 year contract.

Please contact Centre Manager Steve Bernal with CV or any questions you have on the offered role.
Apply to: 07494371914; email:
Closing date: end April

Queen Mary Sailing Club

Job title: Dinghy/Windsurf InstructorsQMSC logo

Based: Ashford, Middlesex

Seasonal, full-time from March to November (dates can be flexible)

Salary: competitive

We are looking for RYA Dinghy and/or Windsurf Instructors to assist in the daily operations of the club.

Working as part of a team, duties vary from adult/youth tuition, on-going maintenance, and safety cover for club and open events. Full seasonal contracts available with an immediate start-November, with shorter contracts available for the right candidate.

Candidates must be available to work weekends (typical working week is Wednesday-Sunday outside of main holiday programme), evening work/offset days and Bank Holiday.

Overtime and professional development opportunities available.
Apply to: 01784 248881,,
Closing date: ongoing

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Job title: Lead Coach

Based: Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Liverpool

Permanent, full-time

Salary: £20,456-£23,166

An integral member of the team delivering and supervising watersports and adventurous activities to schools, groups and individuals.

You will receive opportunities to develop personal and coaching skills in a variety of watersports and adventurous activities.

You must be an excellent communicator, have the interpersonal skills to liaise with clients and be able to manage and motivate people.

Minimum of RYA Senior Instructor (dinghy or windsurf) and BC Level 2 Coach (kayak or canoe). Other coaching qualifications advantageous but not essential.

  • Delivering watersports and adventurous activity sessions and projects.
  • Ensure staff are deployed and supervised, and provide appropriate guidance.
  • Ensure all staff comply with internal and external policies and procedures.
  • When appropriate, represent the Senior Development Officer at meetings with community groups, leisure centres and other key agencies.
  • Ensure high standards of activity delivery
A challenging and demanding role requiring leadership, initiative, drive and enthusiasm.

We are looking for someone with an excellent delivery record who is committed to working with others to deliver outdoor learning programmes to young people and adults.

Apply to:
Closing date: 8/5/2017
Successful candidates will be invited to interview: Friday 12 May 2017

Sail Ionian

Job title: Skipper

Based: Vliho, Lefkada, Greece

Seasonal: Imminent start

We are looking for qualified RYA Yachtmasters to join our team of Skippers in Greece.


Primarily you will be working as a skipper for private skippered charters. Other duties include, assisted skippering and mooring practice.


You must speak English, be good with clients, be personable and willing to work hard in this beautiful setting.


For the right candidate, we can offer you a competitive salary, local accommodation, transport, flights to and from Greece and much more.


Sail Ionian is a private charter company, we are not looking for flotilla mates or crew.

Apply to: 0800 321 3800; email:;

Helly Hansen Watersports Centre

Job title: Watersports Development Assistant (Senior Instructor)

Based: Salford, M50 2SQ

Full time/Permanent:

Salary: SCL Grade 4 £19,048-£20,849 per annum (pending)

Helly Hansen Watersports Centre based at Salford Quays, Manchester is a thriving watersports and outdoor activity centre, providing a programme of activities all year round in the heart of the city.


This post is to assist in the coaching and development of a watersports and land based outdoor activities programme which runs all year round offering Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Powerboating, Wakeboarding, Open water swimming, Orienteering, Climbing, Hill walking and Initiative games to a wide variety of clients.


Within this role the successful applicant will assist the centre in the development of the activities working in line with NGB initiatives, therefore this enables the post holder the opportunity to set up and lead projects on own initiatives, and will take on the role of duty manager when requied.


The successful applicant must possess at least two coaching qualifications from any of the following governing bodies, BCU (UKCC), RYA, MLT and BWSW. You must have over 12 months full time experience in the outdoor industry.

Apply to: 0161 877 7252; email:
Closing date: 14 April

King Abdullah University of Science (KAUST)

Job title: Watersports Instructor

Based: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Full time: ASAP

We are looking to recruit RYA instructors, must be over 21 years old due to visa restrictions. Inside Kaust University we have a small RYA centre on the Red Sea with year round warm water and winds and a 5* Padi centre as well.


  • RYA windsurfing or sailing instructors
  • Arranging and delivering watersports training
  • Data collection
  • Equipment maintenance and reporting
  • Introduce new programmes for watersports
  • School programme yearly tuition programme
  • Co-ordinate with the events and marketing team
  • Good comminication skills
  • Able to work within a diverse team and company
  • Good salary
  • Medical insurance
  • Accommodation
  • 30 days annual holidays
  • 11 days local holidays
  • Return flights
  • Visas
Apply to: +9 665 538 75006; email:

Dinton Activity Centre - Wokingham Borough Council

Job title: Senior Dinghy Sailing Instructor 3-6 FTC

Based: Wokingham

Seasonal: March 2017 - March 2018

Salary: £20,253 - £22,212 per annum 6 month FTC

As a Dinghy Senior Instructor we will expect you to lead groups of clients, individuals and staff as required by the Activity Centre Manager, and to make sure that these activities meet the standards required in the centre operating procedures.


Your responsibilities will include centre administration, front of house duties, resource allocation, session planning, and risk assessment reviewing. You will also be expected to run training and development opportunities for instructors, supervise our boat hire facility, offsite events, and co-ordinate maintenance tasks.

Apply to: 0118 934 5624/07809310079; email:;
Closing date: 30 April

Dinton Activity Centre - Wokingham Borough Council

Job title: Lead Dinghy Sailing Instructor 3-6 FTC

Based: Wokingham

Seasonal: March 2017 - March 2018

Salary: £17,714 - £19,742 per annum 6 month FTC

As a Lead Instructor (RYA DI) you will lead the delivery of activities such as taster sessions, school/youth group events, corportate days, school holiday activities and RYA courses. Other responsibilities will include running the boat hire facility, leading offsite events, organising maintenance tasks, facilitiating staff development and training programmes and covering general administration/reception duties.

Apply to: 0118 934 5624/07809310079; email:;
Closing date: 30 April

Neilson Active Holidays

Job title:  Yacht Trainer/Instructor

Based: Greece and Croatia

Seasonal: April - November

Working as part of a team to teach RYA Introduction to Yachting, Day Skipper and Competent Crew courses to guests of all ages and abilities.


Work as part of a team to pro-actively provide assistance to all guests using the yachts each day.


Assist in providing a safe and enjoyable working environment, ensuring all health and safety regulations are adhered to.


Take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair and security of Neilson yachts and equipment, ensuring brochure specifications and guest expectations are met.


Organise and host social events, deliver briefings and generally interact with guests at all times.


Be prepared to move between different resorts according to operational needs and to fulfill your contracted end date.


Be flexible in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties within reason as requested by your manager.

Apply to: 01273 666130; email:;
Closing date: On-going

Neilson Active Holidays

Job title: Advanced and Intermediate Planing Instructors

Based: Greece and Croatia

Seasonal: April - November

The great thing about sailing and windsurfing is the freedom of racing across the water with the wind in your hair. Add in the sun and our stunning resorts and we've got a winning combo that our guests, and staff, adore.


We are looking for:

  • Intermediate Planing Windsurf Instructor
  • Advance Windsurf Instructor
  • As a qualified RYA Advanced/Intermedaite Planing Windsurf Instructor you understand everybody learns things in their own way. Your dynamic approach, patience and ability to teachy people as individuals in a group setting will ensure all our guests leave with a smile on their face, and a certificate in their hands.
  • Teamwork is the dream work! - Our close-knit beach teams keep our beaches in tip-top condition working hard to maintain the kit and keep the buzz of the beach going from the first boat out, to the last boat in.
  • Confident and Charismiatic - you have a way with words that captivates all our guests whether they are young or old.
Apply to: 01273 666130; email:;
Closing date: On-going

Surrey Docks Fitness & Watersports Centre

Job title: Operations & Watersports Manager

Based: London, SE16 7SX

Full time: April onwards

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000

Surry Docks Fitness & Watersports Centre are seeking a full time Watersports Manager to oversee watersport activities in a rapidly growing leisure centre.


Candidates should have a minimum of RYA Senior Instructor and Powerboat instructor qualifications with a minimum of two seasons., and should possess:

  • Excellent leadership and organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A high standard of personal presentation
  • Good presentation skills
  • Understand good finance management on a business level

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Delivery and development of training programmes and corporate events
  • Organising and staffing training courses, rotas and programme
  • Enforce, maintain and improve a high standard of health and safety in a public environment
  • Act as focal point for new members and existing members in watersport matters.
  • Work alongside local club and committees
  • Ensure presentation of the staff, and personal image is always of an excellent standard.
  • Fleet maintenance of all water borne craft and equipment


Additionally the role involves a significant responsibility for managing the fitness side of the business in the absence of the General Manager. This includes managing a team of Duty Manager who run the daily shift, responsible for the safe operation of the fitness gym and three group exercise studios.


The successful candidate will need to be able to work on a shift rota including evening and weekend work as and when required (approx. working 1 weekend out of 3).

Apply to: 0207 237 4009;;
Closing date: 15 April

Astbury Watersports Centre

Job title: Activity Centre Manager

Based: Cheshire, CW12 4HL

Full time: immediate start

Salary: £18,000 to £22,000 (negotiable depending on qualifications and experience)

The Centre Manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the facility including staffing, bookings, equipment maintenance, H&S meeting client needs and co-ordinating the delivery of outdoor activities for clients of Peak Education.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience managing the logistics of an activity centre
  • Working knowledge of sector specific regulation and licensing
  • Able to supervise and support delivery of various outdoor activities
  • Minimum 2 NGB awrds, ie BEL, SPA, CWA, UKCC Level 1, RYA DI etc
  • Outdoor First Aid
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Full UK driving licence (D1, d1+E) and experience towing a trailer
  • Clear DBS
Apply to:;
Closing date: 14 April

Northampton Watersports Centre

Job title: Senior Dinghy Instructor

Based: Pitsford Reservoir, Brixworth, NN6 9DG

Freelance: April to September

Salary: Negotiable

We are looking for talented experienced freelance Senior Dinghy instructors with a valid first aid certificate and DBS with update service.



  • Delivering quality training and experiences
  • Basic boat maintenance and checks
  • Planning, monitoring sessins and giving feedback
  • Staff training and development
Apply to: 01604 880248; email:

Albany Outdoors (Albany Park Canoe & Sailing Centre)

Job title: Watersports Instructor


Part-time/Freelance: year round opportunites

Albany Outdoors are part of 'achieving for children' an award-winning social enterprise company delivering a full range of children's services. We are a small highly motivate outdoor team based in the heart of Kingston upon Thames providing the community with coaching courses and advanture activities.


Albany offers kayak and canoe, bell boating, dragon boat, raft building, challenge course, dinghy.


Ref: RBK/17/2875

Apply to: 0208 8917537; email:;                                    

Shanghai Yacht Club

Job title: Senior Instructor

Based: Shanghai, China


Salary: Competitive package, including Flights, Food, Accommodation and other benefits

Shanghai Yacht Club is a lakeside venue for racing and sail training in Shanghai, China. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Instructor and will be responsible for maintaining and delivering a high standard of instruction at the Club, and on other sites where we provide training courses to our International Schools and students.


Person Specification:

  • RYA / ASA / ISAF (or other recognised Association Qualification) Senior Dinghy Instructor with racing experience would be desirable 
  • Valid 1st Aid Certificate
  • Powerboat Level 2 Certificate
  • Additional endorsements welcomed 
  • Keelboat Experience will be helpful.  



Job Description: 

  • Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: 
  • Manage our International Schools program and develop a good working relationship with local International schools and students.
  • Carry out all lessons in line with the Clubs syllabus, following our Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Guidelines.
  • To provide Instruction within our Sailing Academy, and provide assistance to the Chief Instructor in the development of the International School scheme.
  • Maintenance on both the Safety Boats and Sail Boats
  • You must be organised, approachable, hard-working and able to adapt to working on your own initiative and as part of our local Team.


Please forward your CV to Rob and contact him for more details on the role we have for 2017 onwards.

Apply to:
Club Address: Shanghai Yacht Club and Resort, Dianshan Lake, No 588, JinShang Road, Qingpu District, China

Sporting Club Sardinia

Job title: Dinghy Instructor

Based: Porto Pollo, Sardinia north coast, Italy

Seasonal: 15 May - 30 September

We are looking for a Dinghy and Cat Instructor for our RYA Training Centre. The ideal candidate would speak German, as well as having experience working with strong winds and catamarans. We provide lunch, shared accommodation and a competitive salary.

Apply to: +390789704001; email:;

Closing date: end of April 

Elemental UK Ltd

Job title: Watersports Instructor

Based: Falmouth and Newquay

Seasonal: start May 2017


We are a busy multi activity watersports company with centres on the north and south coasts of Cornwall. We are looking for enthusiastic hard working watersports enthusiasts to join our 2017 summer staff team.  


We are looking for reps and instructors from various watersports disciplines. All instructor applicants must have the relevant, current National Governing Body qualifications.


Required qualifications include:

  • RYA Dinghy and Senior instructors,
  • BC level 1 paddlesport coach or above,
  • ASI/BSUPA Stand Up Paddle Board instructors,
  • Surf instructors,
  • Beach lifeguards


We offer staff uniform, competitive rates of pay, staff training package and a friendly, supportive working environment.


For more information send a CV or contact the centre on 01326 318771 Required experience:        


  • NGB qualifications essential, previous experience preferable.

Apply to: 01326 318771; email:;

Minorca Sailing Holidays

Job title: Sailing and Windsurfing Instructors

Based: Menorca, Spain

Seasonal: May - October

We are now recruiting for 2017 season.


Looking for talented and qualified instructors with previous experience teaching sailing and/or windsurfing. Working at our specialist sailing and windsurfing center, teaching beginners through to experts, instructors will also assist in the day to day running of our center.


Applications to apply for the following vacancies are now being accepted.


Watersports Instructors

  • Senior Dinghy Instructors
  • Senior Windsurfing Instructors
  • Dinghy Instructors
  • Windsurfing Instructors
  • Racing Instructors
  • Advanced Instructors
  • Childrens' Instructors


Qualified Nannies for our Creche (Children aged between 4mths and 4yrs)

Equipment Maintenance (Boats and Boards)

General Maintenance (Accommodation and the Sailing Centre)  


Positions are from 1st May to end Aug/end Oct or beginning July to end Aug. We will consider shorter contracts.

Apply to: email:

Sailing Holidays

Job title: Cruising Instructor

Based: Greek Islands

Seasonal: February - December 2017

Salary: Competitive

Sailing Holidays offer comprehensive RYA training in conjunction with Corfu Sea School. We are looking for Cruising Instructors to join our highly successful existing team. You will instruct courses, as well as playing an active role in our larger flotilla & bareboat holiday team, based on Corfu.   



  • Instructing RYA Competent Crew & Day Skipper Courses
  • Skippered Charter  




  • Yacht Maintenance
  • Work in our workshop in Corfu  




  • A relaxed, friendly personality combined with professionalism that the role commands
  • An enthusiasm for both sailing and working with people


Please send CV and covering letter.


Interviews will take place on our stand at the London Boat Show in January 2017.  Please bring a copy of your CV and a current photograph with you for our use. Alternative interviews may be considered if you can't back the London Boat Show.

Apply to:;;

Joint Services Adventurous Sailing Training Centre

Job title: Sailing Instructors

Based: Gosport

Various contracts available

The Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre is looking to recruit Cruising and Yachtmaster Sailing instructors. Based in Gasport, Hampshire, we deliver training to military personnel on our fleet of 10 Halberg Rassy and 15 Victoria yachts. The succesfful candidates will deliver the RYA syllabus as well as having the opportunity to sail on lartger yachts up to 72ft.


We have vacancies for both full time and part time instructors. As a Civil Servant you will work 20 weeks on the water through the season and have responsibilities for the upkeep of the yachts whilst working in our maintenance facility.


We are also looking to recruit Cruising and Yachtmaster Sailing instructors for a new centre opening in 2017 based at Helensborough, Scotland.


The successful candidates will deliver the RYA sullabus during the summer season (Apr-Oct as well as preparing the yachts for charter use and routine maintenance.


Benefits include: Full Musto sailing clothing, Civil Service pension, 6 weeks paid holiday, Full time salary IRO £24, 11 month contracts IRO £22, 6 month April to October IRO £12, Casual weekly IRO £130 per day.

Apply: Full CV and covering letter to: Mr J Greatorex, JSASTC Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AQ

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