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.


Senior Instructor Sailing/Windsurfing

Senior Instructor Sailing/Windsurfing


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Working at a busy lake-based operation set inside a country park, delivering a range of RYA courses and tasters to adults, children and school groups. This role involves management of maintenance programmes, set-up and pack-down routines, as well as customer service and bookings administration.
Posted by: Aqua Sports

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Sailing Instructor

Sailing Instructor


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renumeration icon In the region of £121K to £14K per annum

RHS is looking to appoint a capable and enthusiastic Sailing Instructor to a full-time post in the Sailing Department with effect from September 2021.
Posted by: Royal Hospital School
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Senior Activity Instructor

Senior Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon £20,000 + £700 location allowance per year (rising to £21,000 per year in your first year with us)

An exciting summer opportunity is now available at Blackland Farm Activity Centre!
Posted by: Girlguiding
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Surf Instructor

Surf Instructor


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Delphi Resort is located in the heart of the scenically breath-taking Delphi Valley, near Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway. It has everything the outdoor enthusiast is looking for in a workplace nestled between spectacular mountains to climb and with stunning beaches,lakes and rivers at your doorstep.
Posted by: Delphi Resort
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Sailing Instructor

Sailing Instructor


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renumeration icon In the region of £121K to £14K per annum

RHS is looking to appoint a capable and enthusiastic Sailing Instructor to a full-time post in the Sailing Department with effect from September 2021.
Posted by: Royal Hospital School
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Canoe Instructor

Canoe Instructor


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renumeration icon Competitive - see our website for further information.

Get paid for doing what you love - share your passion for paddling with our guests, leading taster sessions or river descents, in either Southern France or Spain. Fantastic UKCC training and qualification opportunities available.
Posted by: PGL
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Surf Team Leader

Surf Team Leader


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renumeration icon Competitive wage

As a PGL Surf Team Leader you will lead the surf operation to deliver a safe, engaging, and enjoyable experience to our guests in a residential outdoor setting. You will support the smooth running of the operation and ensure our guests’ have a fantastic experience.
Posted by: PGL
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Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (Level 3 Diploma)

Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (Level 3 Diploma)


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Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (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.
Posted by: UKSA
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Senior Activity Instructor

Senior Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon £20,000 per year (rising to £21,000 per year in your first year with us)

An exciting summer opportunity is now available at Blackland Farm Activity Centre!
Posted by: Girlguiding
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Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity Instructor


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Delphi Resort is located in the heart of the scenically breath-taking Delphi Valley, near Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway. It has everything the outdoor enthusiast is looking for in a workplace nestled between spectacular mountains to climb and with stunning beaches,lakes and rivers at your doorstep.
Posted by: Delphi Resort
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Trainee & Experienced Instructors

Trainee & Experienced Instructors


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renumeration icon Competitive Salary

Based at our activity centre on the North Devon coast, we are looking for Activity Instructors to lead or assist in a wide variety of activities including surfing, water-skiing, climbing and abseiling, rib rides and more.
Posted by: Grange Hall Activity Centre
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Senior Instructor Sailing/Windsurfing

Senior Instructor Sailing/Windsurfing


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Working at a busy lake-based operation set inside a country park, delivering a range of RYA courses and tasters to adults, children and school groups. This role involves management of maintenance programmes, set-up and pack-down routines, as well as customer service and bookings administration.
Posted by: Aqua Sports
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Multi Activity Instructors UK

Multi Activity Instructors UK


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renumeration icon An excellent salary package

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. We now have vacancies for 2021!
Posted by: Manor Adventure
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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.