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.

The AHOY Centre

Job title
Senior Instructor to Chief Instructor
Deptford, Greenwich London
Job Type
Full Time
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.

UK Sailing Academy

Job title
Watersports Instructors – 2018 Season
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Job Type
Full Time
Up to £19,094 for Senior Instructors - dependent on experience

x50 Watersports Instructors – 2018 Season – Isle of Wight

  • Fixed term: March – October, 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 Senior Watersports Instructors and application form is available to download from our website

Interview date:  Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6 December 2017

The Poole Yacht Club

Job title
Sailing Professional
Poole, Dorset
Job Type
Full Time
£24,500 to £26,000 depending on experience

The Poole Yacht Club has a membership of approximately 1200. It provides a sail and power boat training programme to Club members and associated training to ensure that volunteers have the necessary skills to support the requirements of the sailing, training and racing programmes; VHF, First Aid, Race Officer, Race Officer Assistant, Assistant and Dinghy Instructor.

The size and scope of the programme is now such that the Clubs Management Committee has decided that it is necessary to appoint a sailing professional to:

1. Act as Principal for Poole YC as a training centre

2. Promote Poole YC as a location for external sailing events

3. Take a lead role in the planning, delivery and administration of the training / coaching programme

4. Assist in supporting and developing the Clubs dinghy and cruiser sailing and racing programme

Please contact Mark Fulton for a full job description and person specification at or 01202-672687

ESSA Water Activities Centre

Job title
Activity Manager
Nazeing, Essex
Job Type
Full Time
£2500pcm (self employed)

ESSA is a registered charity based inland, providing taster sessions and courses to youth groups and the public on a 22 acre lake. ESSA provides dinghy sailing, powerboating, traditional rafting, dragon boating, wobble boarding, kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing.

This position suits someone with relevant activity background/qualifications, aiming to gain further experience managing in the outdoor industry and possible career progression.

The successful candidate will lead a team of volunteers to deliver a professional and safe programme of activities.

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • RYA Dinghy Senior Instructor
  • Supervisory or management experience in the outdoor industry
  • Experience of activity programming & training
  • Excellent people manager, trainer and motivator
  • Ability to solve problems


Qualifications in other relevant activities. Some training/qualifications will be available.

Chief Instructor.