Jobs - People wanted 

The adverts below are for staff wanted at RYA Recognised Training Centres.

The adverts use information supplied to the RYA by the advertisers. The advertiser is solely responsible for ensuring that the content of the advertisement is compliant with all applicable laws and regulatory standards.

RYA

Job title
Customer Support
Location
RYA Training, Hamble, Hampshire
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
£20,000-£22,000 p.a.

The RYA is looking for a friendly, patient and customer-focused individual to fulfil the role of Technical Support Administrator, with a strong focus on customer service.

Working with the RYA’s Training and Publications department, under the supervision of the eLearning Manager, the successful candidate will provide customer support for users of RYA eBooks, the RYA website, online learning and other online and digital training resources and services. They will also assist in developing support materials and testing new developments.

The ideal candidate will be a ‘people person’, self-motivated, with excellent attention to detail and communication skills, in order to help customers in a friendly and efficient manner.

Due to the nature of the platforms and products to be supported, you will also need to have a keen interest in mainstream technology and have a logical mind to help with diagnosing and solving basic technical issues, using a variety of web browsers and operating systems.

Range of benefits including pension scheme, free life insurance, 23 days annual leave plus public holidays.

UKSA

Job title
Seasonal Watersports Instructors - 2018 Season
Location
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Job Type
Full Time
Salary

Watersports Instructors – 2018 Season – Isle of Wight

  • Fixed term: March – September, working 48 hours per week over 6 days
  • Seeking qualified, experienced high-level tutors to deliver Watersports Instructor Training, RYA Adult & Youth short courses, Schools & Groups taster sessions and evening activities;
  • Successful candidates will have excellent inter-personal and team working skills, and be able to motivate, coach and inspire others;

Opportunities to progress and develop personal skills and professional qualifications are available;

A full and comprehensive job description for Watersports Instructors and application form is available to download from our websitewww.uksa.org/work-for-us

Closing date: Sunday 4th March 2018

Interview date: Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th March 2018

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

Job title
Advanced Youth Racing Coach
Location
Main base for the job: Hamilton, Bermuda
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
Good Salary

(1) RYA Race Coach Level 2 (minimum). Reports to Director of Sailing. Includes coaching & development of current youth program (Laser/RSFeva) and assisting with the Optimists at high performance level. Work week includes weekend & some public holidays

Minimum RYA qualifications:

  • Race Coach Level 2 or above
  • Dinghy Instructor or above – endorsements: keelboats & catamaran recommended.
  • Powerboat Level 2
  • Powerboat Instructor highly recommended
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Safe&Fun Guarding Qualification

Must work within the RYA’s Youth, National Training and Powerboat Level 2 schemes.

Experience with racing and coaching RSFeva/Laser, high performance dinghies with an impressive set of results/achievements.

Job requires you to be physically fit, committed and enthusiastic. Work with children, teens & adults.

Port Edgar Watersports

Job title
Centre Manager
Location
Port Edgar, South Queensferry, Scotland
Job Type
Full Time
Salary

We are seeking a centre manager to oversee the running and organisation of Port Edgar Watersports CIC in Edinburgh. The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager who is keen to become involved in one of the largest and most established centres in Scotland.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  1. Oversee and ensure the smooth running of day to day operations and aspects for the whole centre to enhance customer and staff experiences throughout.
  2. Present a professional approach to the role, and to develop strong working relationships with the other members of the management team.
  3. Be responsible for all aspects of staff welfare.
  4. Create a safe, informative, and inclusive environment for all staff and clients.
  5. To promote the use of PEWCIC by customers, using all appropriate means.
  6. To explore future options for the provision of a new building to house PEWCIC, particularly involving funding and support.
  7. To report to the Directors monthly on the running of the centre on matters such as financing, staffing, customer feedback, future planning etc.
  8. Ensure that all industry required legislation is up to date and current, for all aspects of the business.

 Contract is negotiable, and we are willing to consider shorter working weeks if required.

Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre

Job title
Dinghy Instructor
Location
Sandhurst, Berkshire
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
Competitive plus benefits, negotiable depending on experience

We’re looking for self-motivated RYA Dinghy Instructors able to work with initiative and enthusiasm to deliver educational and fun sessions and courses for a wide range of customers.

Successful applicants must be willing to carry out all manner of jobs that go hand in hand with running a busy activity centre with minimal fuss and a good work ethic.

Essential Qualifications - RYA qualified Dinghy Instructor and have current First Aid certification.

Hamble River Sailing Club

Job title
Chief Instructor/Sailling Manager
Location
Hamble, SO31 4JB
Job Type
Full Time
Salary

We are seeking a Chief Instructor/Sailing Manager for our RYA Training Centre and Club. He or she will be joining a thriving Centre and Club in one of the premier UK sailing locations. The Training Centre is based in the Club and is a year round operation. You will have the qualifications, experience and initiative to

  • Manage the Training Centre
  • Manage and run the Centre’s current year’s calendar of courses, ensuring the correct personnel and resources are organized in good time
  • Devise the following year’s training calendar. This will include both on-the-water and shore-based activities for sailing and power both youth and adult
  • Carry out periodic inspection/maintenance on equipment ensure all dinghies, powered craft and safety equipment are in a fit state for each scheduled activity
  • Ensure the powered craft are fully fuelled and operational on a weekly basis
  • Undertake/arrange maintenance/repair of such items
  • Work with the Principal to market further the RYA Training school to increase revenue and profit

Support all sailing activities in the Club from cadets through to major Club open events, including but not limited to on-shore activities, preparing and maintaining boats and equipment and on-the-water instruction and coaching.

Platty+

Job title
Assistant Manager/Chief Instructor
Location
Derwentwater, Keswick, Cumbria
Job Type
Full Time
Salary

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivate person with a good range of National Governing Body qualifications and experience in Paddlesports and Dinghy Sailing to join us.

The position would involve hands on instruction and helping to manage the small team to provide tuition and hire for groups and individuals and assisting with social media and marketing.

Platty + offers a unique opportunity to work in a wonderful environment based on the beautiful shores of Derwentwater, Borrowdale as a member of a small team.

Southampton Water Activities Centre

Job title
Seasonal multi-discipline watersports instructor
Location
Southampton
Job Type
Seasonal
Salary
Competitive plus benefits

Reporting To: Chief Instructor (SWAC)

Liaison With: Lead Instructor, Training Manager

Charity Mission: “To persuade the nation to be active”

 Charity Behaviours: (how we expect you to behave)

  • Be enthusiastic
  • Be responsible
  • Be proactive

 Role Purpose: (how your role contributes to the mission)

Instructors will deliver a broad range of quality outdoor activity sessions; having responsibilities for the welfare of participants in their care. With support and guidance from the Lead Instructor the post holder will contribute to the service delivery standards of the charity.

 Key Result Areas: (the outputs of your role)

  • Safe Supporters and staff
  • Happy Supporters who will recommend Active Nation activities to others
  • Safe and efficient use of centre assets

For more information, full Job Description and Person Specification please contact Martin Fox, Chief Instructor

Southampton Water Activities Centre

Job title
Watersports Instructor
Location
Southampton
Job Type
Freelance
Salary
Competitive plus benefits

Reporting To: Chief Instructor (SWAC)

Liaison With: Lead Instructor, Training Manager

Charity Mission: “To persuade the nation to be active”

 Charity Behaviours: (how we expect you to behave)

  • Be enthusiastic
  • Be responsible
  • Be proactive

 Role Purpose: (how your role contributes to the mission)

Instructors will deliver a broad range of quality outdoor activity sessions; having responsibilities for the welfare of participants in their care. With support and guidance from the Lead Instructor the post holder will contribute to the service delivery standards of the charity.

 Key Result Areas: (the outputs of your role)

  • Safe Supporters and staff
  • Happy Supporters who will recommend Active Nation activities to others
  • Safe and efficient use of centre assets

 For more information, full Job Description and Person Specification please contact Martin Fox, Chief Instructor.

Marine Society and Sea Cadets

Job title
Dinghy Instructor
Location
SCTC Weymouth, Dorset
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
£18,000

MSSC is a friendly and focused place to work. As the governing body for Sea Cadets, we aim to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun. The Sea Cadets delivers over 430,000 hours of Inshore boating in five activities: Dinghy Sailing, Paddlesport, Powerboating and Windsurfing across the country.


The primary purpose of the Instructor is to instruct cadets and adults at SCTC Weymouth as required by the Commanding Officer.

Interviews/assessment will be held on Friday 2nd March 2018

Rutland Sailing Club

Job title
Chief Instructor / RYA Senior Instructor
Location
Oakham, Rutland
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
£18,00-£20,000

We are looking for an individual who can contribute towards the wellbeing and running of Rutland Sailing Club. You will be expected to take a lead role in the delivery of sailing activity while assisting with the day to day running of the Sailing School.

SeaSports Southwest Ltd

Job title
Dinghy, Windsurfing and Powerboat Instructors and Senior Instructors
Location
Teignmouth, South Devon
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
Depending on qualifications and experience

SeaSports Southwest: ‘Tuition and training to the highest standard.’

Join a small family business consisting of a team of 8 professional experienced and fun instructors. Coastal experience is essential. The work is varied and interesting focused on high quality and customer service.

We are offering a long season/possible permanent position. We have great facilities open sea and estuary. Working with Tim Cox (PB PW and WS Trainer and coach assessor) ensures training and development opportunities. In return we expect enthusiasm, flexibility and hard work. Any other qualifications will also be an advantage but not essential.

2XS

Job title
Windsurf Instructors
Location
West Wittering, Chichester
Job Type
Seasonal
Salary
Daily rate available

We are looking for summer Windsurf Instructors – Start, intermediate and Advanced from end of May through to September – to be based at 2XS West Wittering.

You will be required to teach and help with the day to day running of the Club and School which includes safety, sales and hiring gear.

5 days a week to include weekends.

2XS

Job title
Windsurfing or Kite Surfing Senior Instructor
Location
West Wittering, Chichester
Job Type
Seasonal
Salary
Daily rate available

We are looking for the 2018 season for a Senior Instructor to work at 2XS, West Wittering starting March through to end of October. The job role includes teaching but helping with the day-to-day running of the Club and School which entails safety, sales and hiring gear.

The applicant should have several years experience teaching and working at centres either in the UK or abroad. Ideally will be capable of SUP/surf coaching but not essential.

5 days a week to include weekends.

Datchet Water Sailing Club

Job title
Administrative Assistant
Location
Datchet Water Sailing Club, Slough, Berkshire
Job Type
Part Time
Salary
Competitive

The purpose of this role is to take responsibility and provide efficient administration support to the General Manager and office staff.

Key responsibilities:

  • Membership Processing
  • Training Course Administration
  • Keeping sailing club software up to date.
  • Maintenance of HR Records
  • Manage office supplies
  • Deal with enquiries

Main daily duties, tasks and responsibilities of the position:

  • Customer Service skills
  • Telecommunication skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to be confident in touch typing.
  • Desirable to have knowledge of sailing, however this is not essential.
  • Employee has access to all equipment and boats for personal use.
  • Can be flexible working hours

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multi-task

Proficiency in:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Email and calendar scheduling tasks (Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar)

Datchet Water Sailing Club

Job title
Casual Instructors: SI, DI, PBI
Location
Datchet Water Sailing Club, Slough, Berkshire
Job Type
Freelance
Salary
Competitive based on experience

Datchet Water Sailing Club is looking to expand its team of freelance instructors for sailing, powerboating as well as safety boat drivers

Qualifications

  • Dinghy Instructor or higher
  • Powerboat Instructor or higher

Main roles

  • Deliver RYA training to members
  • Support club activity’s
  • Help run major open events

Benefits

  •  Use of all equipment and boats
  • CPD opportunities - This year alone our instructors have received multihull and racing instructor endorsements. Powerboat and senior instructor qualifications
  • Work available all year round

Datchet Water Sailing Club

Job title
Seasonal Sailing Instructor
Location
Datchet Water Sailing Club, Slough, Berkshire
Job Type
Seasonal
Salary
£17,000 (pro rata) 40 hours

Datchet Water Sailing Club is looking to expand its team of instructors for sailing and powerboating.

Qualifications

  • Dinghy Instructor or higher
  • Powerboat Instructor or higher

Main Roles

  • Deliver RYA Training to members.
  • Office cover
  • Support Club activities
  • Help run major open events.

Benefits

  • Use of equipment and boats
  • CPD Opportunities- This year alone, our instructors have received multihull and racing instructor endorsements. Powerboat and Senior Instructor qualifications

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to training@dwsc.co.uk

Queen Mary Sailing Club

Job title
RYA Dinghy/Windsurfing Instructors
Location
Queen Mary Sailing Club, Middlesex
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
Competitive based on experience

Queen Mary Sailing Club are looking for enthusiastic and passionate Instructors to assist in the delivery of our training programme for the coming seasons. There are full time, contracted positions of varying duration, as well as part-time and freelance positions available.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of RYA Dinghy and/or Start Windsurf Instructor

The main duty will be the delivery of the National and Youth RYA Dinghy/Windsurf syllabus inline with your qualification and experience. Additional roles include:

  • in-house training to deliver sit on-top kayaking, raft building, stand-up paddleboarding and water/land based team building games
  • Assisting in the safety provisions for Club and Open racing
  • Maintenance in the training kit

Staff benefits:

  • FT contracted positions: 35hrs/week (to include weekends, evenings and BHs) starting March onwards up until November with possibility on full-time winter work available
  • Competitive salary
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Comprehensive training and induction programme including opportunities to up-skill with professional qualifications
  • Access to our full range of kit (over 60 boats and 50 windsurf boards) in personal time
  • Full and varied role!

All positions are subject to satisfactory reference and DBS checks.

Essex Outdoors

Job title
Seasonal Instructor
Location
Bradwell, Harlow, Danbury, Mersea
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
£15,240 Pro rata (£7.90ph)

Essex Outdoors are looking for individuals with boundless energy and enthusiasm to be a part of the 2018 seasonal team.

As a Seasonal Instructor you will be delivering a range of outdoor activities to these customers, from Problem Solving through to Sailing and Climbing. The activities will depend on the centre where you are based and the training programmes arranged for that year but we aim to train our seasonal instructors in as many different activities as possible, a bonus for us as you can work on multiple activities but a bonus for you as you get a much broader level of experience.

Please remember that you don’t need any previous experience; we are looking for fun people that love working with children and in the outdoors,

Start: April/May to August 2018

Acorn Adventure

Job title
Centre Manager
Location
Cala Llevado, Costa Brava, Spain
Job Type
Seasonal
Salary
Seasonal Package – On Application

We are looking for an experienced Centre Manager for our RYA Mediterranean Watersports Centre on the Costa Brava!

Position suits someone with relevant activity background/qualifications, aiming to gain further experience managing in the outdoor industry.

This beach based Watersports Centre offers activities to include Pico sailing, SUP, Kayaking, Powerboating & Snorkelling along with land based activities.

Private en-suite cabin accommodation included as part of a competitive seasonal package.

Requirements:

  • RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor
  • Previous seasonal industry management experience
  • Excellent leadership & organisational skills
  • Excellent presentation & customer service skills
  • 21 years+ (required in senior positions for insurance purposes)
  • UK driving licence.

**Activity Manager also required.

The AHOY Centre

Job title
Senior Instructor to Chief Instructor
Location
Deptford, Greenwich London
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
Seasonal Package – On Application

An enthusiastic, motivated and competent RYA Senior Instructor with good communication and organisational skills is required for our energetic and rewarding charity based in Deptford, South London.


The SI will deliver our charity’s diverse range of water based activities and programmes with the opportunity to become Chief Instructor. The successful candidate will be an experienced RYA qualified Senior Instructor with the following key qualifications:

 RYA Senior Instructor with coastal endorsement and experience

  • RYA Dinghy Instructor with coastal endorsement and experience
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor with coastal endorsement and experience

Main duties include:

  • Managing/Assisting with the delivery of both land and on-water activities which includes rowing, sailing and power boating
  • Being a Team Leader working with other Instructors and personnel
  • Ensuring that all craft and equipment are maintained to a high standard

In addition to this you will have proven team working skills and the ability to become an articulate and passionate advocate of our cause. Experience of working on the River Thames would be an advantage.

This position is for an initial six month contract leading to a permanent position.