Paddlesport Instructor

Job Role Summary

As a Paddlesport Instructor, you will work closely with a great team to provide high quality instruction in a variety of paddle sport activities at our three Dorset-based centres..

Rockley are excited to be offering opportunities for motivated, enthusiastic and driven individuals to take on the Paddlesports Instructor role at our Buddens Activity Centre. You will be responsible for providing high quality instruction in a variety of activities to our clients. Whether it be a school group, uniformed group or one of our family campers, as part of the delivery team, you are at the heart of the centre, providing safe and fun tuition for our wide client base.

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Role Summary

  • Report to Activity Manager
  • Flexible Dates
  • Multi-centre role
  • Dynamic Role
  • Uniform Provided
  • Up to £11 per hour

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Provide a high standard of instruction to all students within the group
  • Instruct a variety of paddle sport activities under the supervision of the Senior Team
  • Deliver some evening entertainment activities as directed by the Senior Team
  • To maintain an excellent standard of customer service
  • Plan and prepare suitable sessions based on experience and previous ability in line with NGB guidance
  • Be a positive role model and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour, which are expected of students
  • Have high expectations of behaviour, promoting self-control and independence of all learners
  • Deliver all courses and activities on and off the water, in line with the standards required in the Company’s standard operating procedures and local operating procedures
  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, raising any concerns following protocol/procedures
  • As directed by the Senior Team, ensure that clients and staff are aware of and follow our safety procedures and policies
  • Adhere to feedback from ongoing monitoring and evaluation given by superiors • Ensure all safety cover is to the highest standard
  • As directed by the Senior Team carry out equipment checks
  • General centre duties such as assisting in the kitchen, cleaning tents, night duty and supervising wash- up area after meals
  • As directed by the Senior Team assist in general land duties on a rotational basis

Experience, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Ideally you will have experience working in a team environment
  • Ideally you will have experience working with young people
  • Experience working in an activity centre environment preferred
  • Ability to motivate
  • Flexible & professional manner
  • The desire to provide good customer service
  • A drive to want to progress and learn



  • BC Paddlesport Instructor in either canoe, paddleboard or kayak discipline
  • Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Test


  • BC Bellboat Helm
  • BC Paddlesport Leader

Personal Qualities

  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Approachable and welcoming
  • Organised, efficient and punctual
  • Professional appearance

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on 37-40 hours per week, paid on a 4-weekly basis
  • 5-day working week / 6-day in peak season
  • Accommodation available at a rate of £63.70 per week
  • All meals included
  • Access to FREE training with Rockley, subject to a training contract
  • Uniform provided
  • Use of any available equipment in your spare time
  • 30% staff discount in our onsite shop / café.
  • The opportunity to work in a diverse environment
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills
  • You will meet like-minded people and make friends for life
  • We will make every effort to ensure you enjoy your season working with Rockley
  • Discounts available for family members subject to T&Cs
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