Watersports Instructor

Job Role Summary

As a Watersports Instructor, you will be joining a vibrant and lively staff team that believe in offering the best possible experience to our customers.

Rockley are now recruiting motivated, enthusiastic, and professional individuals to work as watersports instructors at our two Poole-based centres - Rockley Point & Poole Park Lake

As a Watersports Instructor, you will work as part of a fun team providing high quality instruction in a variety of water-based activities. Whether it be a school group, uniformed group or individual clients, as part of the watersports team, you will play a vital role in providing safe and fun tuition for our wide client base and ensuring our customers have a fantastic and memorable experience with us.

Our Watersports Instructors provide high quality instruction in a variety of activities to our clients. Whether it be a school group, uniformed group or individual clients, as part of the delivery team you are at the heart of the centre, providing safe and fun tuition for our wide client base.

The role is busy and varied and no week can be described as the same. So, if you like a challenge, are keen to learn and love the outdoors like we do, this could be an amazing opportunity for you.

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Role Summary

  • Report to Activity Manager
  • June - September
  • Multi-centre role
  • Coastal Location
  • Uniform Provided
  • Up to £11.44 per hour

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Provide a high standard of instruction to all students within the group
  • Instruct a variety of 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 meal

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



Hold at least one of the below qualifications:

  • RYA Dinghy Instructor
  • RYA Windsurf Instructor
  • BC Paddlesport Instructor


  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Multi Hull Instructor
  • RYA Advanced Instructor
  • BSUPA Instructor
  • Enhanced DBS Check (can be obtained)

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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