Watersport Activity Instructors

Living on an island, surrounded by the sea, allows us adventure lovers to try our hand at an ever increasing list of water-based activities. Traditionally popular pastimes such as sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking, will always be on the experience list for school groups, but a new breed of thrill seekers are pushing the boundaries, introducing activities such as kite surfing and playboats to a wider audience. As an instructor, the opportunities for employment continue to increase year on year, a fantastic result for our industry. As long as you have some good instructing or coaching qualifications to your name, you should have a good chance of securing a seasonal role at one of the many lake or coast based activity centres, up and down the country.


Maritime Foundation programme

Maritime Foundation programme


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UKSA's two-year, fully funded Maritime Foundation NCFE programme is an ideal alternative to school or sixth form college for 16–18-year-olds looking to escape the traditional classroom and gain valuable work-related experience.
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Maritime Foundation programme

Maritime Foundation programme


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UKSA's two-year, fully funded Maritime Foundation NCFE programme is an ideal alternative to school or sixth form college for 16–18-year-olds looking to escape the traditional classroom and gain valuable work-related experience.
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Watersports Instructor Training UK

Watersports Instructor Training UK


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UKSA's 13-week Watersports Instructor training course will give you all the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor. Qualify to teach dinghy sailing, windsurfing, and wingsurfing, gain your multihull endorsement, and train on paddleboards and paddlesports crafts.
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Maritime Advanced programme

Maritime Advanced programme


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UKSA's fully-funded Maritime Advanced NCFE programme (Level 3 Diploma) is an ideal alternative to school or 6th form college for 16-18 year-olds who have a passion for watersports and outdoor education.
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Superyacht Cadetship

Superyacht Cadetship


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UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme designed to train the future officers of the superyacht industry. The cadetship combines the most relevant training and phases of paid employment – a great way to earn while you learn.
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Lead Instructor

Lead Instructor


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renumeration icon £24,000 - £25,350

We are looking for an experienced instructor with a high level of experience and advanced paddle sport qualifications who is keen to use those qualifications and develop them further.
Posted by: Mendip Activity Centre
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Sea.Change Foundation

Sea.Change Foundation


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The Sea.Change Foundation is a fun-filled and inspirational programme that provides 14-17 year olds with the opportunity to learn about training and careers opportunities in the maritime industry. The programme runs over 5 days during the school holidays.
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Multi Activity Instructors UK

Multi Activity Instructors UK


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renumeration icon £20,500 per annum pro-rata

We are recruiting for instructors with and without previous experience, to work at our UK activity centres Lockerbie Manor, Abernant Lake Hotel, Norfolk Lakes and Culmington Manor, where you will be teaching outdoor pursuits to school groups.
Posted by: Manor Adventure
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Seasonal Outdoor Education and Activity Instructor

Seasonal Outdoor Education and Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon Salary: £22500 to £24500 per annum pro rata

Seasonal Instructors required for a fun filled season on the South Coast!
Posted by: Portland Outdoor Centre
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Superyacht Deckhand Training

Superyacht Deckhand Training


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Have you ever wanted to work on a Superyacht? Our course would be an ideal way to start your career. Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in deckhand roles. Our price includes all food and accommodation, and given the potential pay packets in the industry, you will soon cover the cost
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Dinghy Sailing Instructor

Dinghy Sailing Instructor


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renumeration icon Paid position, salary dependent on qualifications and experience.

We are looking for a dinghy sailing instructor to come and work at our fun and friendly lake to help deliver our adult and junior courses and assist with our regular club sessions. This is a seasonal position with the opportunity for an extended season or permanent position for suitable candidates.
Posted by: Bray Lake Watersports
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Senior Dinghy Instructor with Power Boat Instructor and Safety Boat Endorsement

Senior Dinghy Instructor with Power Boat Instructor and Safety Boat Endorsement


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We are looking for an instructor who holds a Senior RYA Dinghy Instructor Qualification, who can demonstrate energy and enthusiasm.
Posted by: Manor Adventure
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Senior Instructor at Frontier Centre

Senior Instructor at Frontier Centre


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renumeration icon £26,840 per annum plus £5,000 Golden Hello

We are looking for a Senior Instructor to lead, motivate and develop a team of high quality instructors and trainees, ensuring industry best-practice and excellence in activity training and delivery.
Posted by: Rock UK
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Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore


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UKSA’s all-inclusive Yachtmaster training has frequent start dates so you can train when it suits you. Unique to UKSA are the excellent personal development opportunities on offer, which make you more employable. Fast and effective route into the maritime industry. Includes food/accommodation.
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Superyacht Stewardess & Steward Training (5 weeks)

Superyacht Stewardess & Steward Training (5 weeks)


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This five-week enhanced hospitality course is designed for aspiring yacht stewards/stewardesses looking to enter the maritime industry with a much higher level of expertise and qualifications for service onboard luxury superyachts.
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Apprentice Instructor

Apprentice Instructor


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renumeration icon £935 per month plus extra for every session you lead once qualified

Mendip’s Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship has been running for over 25 years and is a great step into a career in the outdoor industry. With no experience required to apply, this apprenticeship is highly sought after.
Posted by: Mendip Activity Centre
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Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor


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renumeration icon £19,698 to £20,092

Buzz Active are recruiting for a Senior Windsurf instructor to support the Operations manager for the 2024 season, we are looking for staff available to start from mid-March. Buzz Active is a part of the East Sussex County Council’s learning outside the classroom portfolio with three outdoor centr
Posted by: East Sussex County Council
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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon 23,114 - £24,293 pro rata

Buzz Active are recruiting for an Activity Instructor for the 2024 season, we are looking for staff available to start from mid-March to the end of October. Buzz Active is a part of the East Sussex County Council’s learning outside the classroom portfolio with three outdoor centres in Sussex.
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Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon PayScale based on NGB qualifications

Delphi Adventure Team now recruiting for 2024! Ready to take your outdoor instruction skills to Ireland's stunning west coast? Join our dynamic team, taking clients through thrilling activities amidst breath-taking landscapes, and make unforgettable new memories in an adventure setting like no other
Posted by: Delphi Resort
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Watersports instructors and trainee instructors

Watersports instructors and trainee instructors


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Our two centres are based in Exmouth, the camp is at Orcombe Point. We deliver to residential camps, school beach days, school courses, and adult lessons. You will be joining an experienced team that also offer a comprehensive training package and team accommodation is available. Sun, Sea & Sandy
Posted by: Red Rock Outdoor Limited
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Paddle Sports Instructor

Paddle Sports Instructor


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renumeration icon Paid position salary dependant on qualifications and experience

We are looking for a paddle sports instructor to come and work at our fun and friendly lake to help deliver our adult and junior courses and assist with our regular club sessions. This is a seasonal position with the opportunity for an extended season or permanent position for suitable candidates.
Posted by: Bray Lake Watersports
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Chief Instructor at Carroty Wood

Chief Instructor at Carroty Wood


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renumeration icon £32,765 (inclusive of £3,000 SE Weighting Allowance) per annum + £5,700 Golden Hello + relocation package available

Are you passionate about helping children build confidence through the experience of outdoor adventure? Would you like to work in 58 acres of beautiful enclosed woodland close to both London and the South Coast?
Posted by: Rock UK
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Full time and freelance adventure guides

Full time and freelance adventure guides


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renumeration icon From £23,000 and upwards per annum, pro rata (depending upon qualifications and experience)

Adventure Beyond is recruiting qualified paddlesport and outdoor activities instructors for the 2023 season. We are based primarily on the West coast of Wales utilising the varied and beautiful, wildlife-rich and Instagram-worthy Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire & Ceredigion areas.
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Paddlesports Instructors
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Paddlesports Instructors


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We are frequently asked to find BCU / UKCC qualified paddlesports instructors to work in various locations around the UK and sometimes in Europe. Find out more about the type of people we are looking for.
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Windsurf Instructor

Windsurf Instructor


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renumeration icon Paid position, salary dependent on qualifications and experience.

We are looking for a windsurf instructor to come and work at our fun and friendly lake to help deliver our adult and junior courses and assist with our regular club sessions. This is a seasonal position with the opportunity for an extended season or permanent position for suitable candidates.
Posted by: Bray Lake Watersports
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Watersports instructor courses leading to employment

As well as our paid employment opportunities for watersports professionals, we also took a step back and thought about those of you who currently lack the NGB qualifications required to secure these top jobs. Everyone has to start somewhere, and when it comes to watersports careers, the RYA or Royal Yachting Association will become your friend. The RYA offer a wide range of skills courses and instructor qualifications that are internationally recognised, meaning you can put your skills and knowledge to good use as far afield as Dubai, UAE or Sydney, Australia. The most popular watersports instructor qualifications we see from the RYA include the Dinghy Instructor – a course which covers boat handling and navigation and is ideal for activity centres that offer introductions and taster sessions for sailing. Powerboat Instructor award is usually a requirement for many of the other RYA courses as it teaches you how to use a boat with an engine. Personal Watercraft includes jetski type vehicles, and finally Windsurf Instructors.