Watersports Instructor (Beach)

Watersports Instructor (Beach)

Job Details

Reporting to the Beach Senior you will assist with the overall smooth running of the waterfront within resort. As a Watersports Instructor you will be leading and assisting RYA sessions for adults and children alike. You will provide practical and theory based tuition that adheres to RYA criteria, ensuring that safety measures are in place and are followed at all times. You will be on hand to offer your guidance and expertise to guests who wish to free sail. The role enables you to deliver outstanding customer service through a close relationship with small groups of customers within coaching sessions and all our guests in resort.

What you will be doing:

Customer Focus

  • Interacting with all guests in a professional yet relaxed fashion
  • Attending evening social events e.g. Charity fundraisers, Welcome Meal and Send-off BBQ



  • Opening and securing all beach equipment, including lifting and moving equipment and security cages
  • Preparing equipment for tuition and freesailing, including lifting and moving equipment ready for launching
  • Routine maintenance checks on all equipment and completion of maintenance records
  • Teaching groups of adults new skills in line with the governing body syllabus
  • Being responsible for all safety aspects of your session whilst you are afloat, including considerations for ability, weather conditions and suitable craft to use
  • Providing safety cover for all aspects of our waterfront operation
  • Carrying out stock takes and other essential paperwork
  • Carrying out first aid and complete accident forms as necessary
  • Assisting other departments as per operational needs



  • Providing private watersports tuition if requested
  • Promoting other in-resort sales (tuition, merchandise)


Key Relationships:

  • Internal: Customers, Beach Senior, Activities Supervisor, Activities Manager, Childcare staff
  • External: Suppliers, local authorities, hotel management

What we’re looking for: 

Each of the criteria below is rated as Essential (E), Highly Desirable (HD) or Desirable (D). We place considerable emphasis on your Personal Qualities as the training and support we provide can often strengthen any weaknesses that exist in other areas.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work to challenging and often changing deadlines  (E)
  • Strong social/People skills/Cheerful/Outgoing (E)
  • Motivated/Passionate / Enthusiastic (E)
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team (E)
  • Ability to cope under pressure (E)
  • Willingness to work hard / long hours (E)
  • Adaptable / Flexible Attitude (E)
  • Honest and Trustworthy (E)
  • Professional and Reliable (E)

Skills & Ability

  • Customer Service (E)
  • Communication Skills (E)
  • Problem Solving & Complaint Handling (E)
  • Sales Experience (E)
  • Planning / Organisational (E)
  • Literate/Numerate (E)
  • Spoken English to Conversational Level (E)
  • IT, Admin & Social Media (HD) 


It is essential that you have the following qualifications:

  • First Aid (valid for a minimum of 6 months from posting date)
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor AND/OR RYA Start Windsurf Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2

It is highly desirable that you possess one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Safety Boat Certificate
  • RYA Windsurfing Scheme Intermediate Non-Planing
  • RYA Sailing Scheme Advanced Modules
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing Non-Planing Instructor
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing Planing Instructor
  • RYA Racing Coach Level 2
  • RYA Multihull Endorsement
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Advanced Dinghy Instructor
  • RYA Advanced Windsurf Instructor
  • RYA Senior Instructor (in either discipline)
  • BCU Kayak Instructor
  • SUP Instructor


  • Relevant / Transferable Work Experience (E)
  • Secure Cash Handling Experience (E)

Seasonal overseas experience gained within Beach or Ski Tour Operator (HD)

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