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Chief Watersports Instructor

Chief Watersports Instructor – Northampton Sailing Club


Contact: Permanent seasonal position, 4th March to 3rd November,

Salary: £20,800 PR

Location: Northampton Sailing Club, Pitsford Reservoir, Brixworth, NN6 9DG

Start Date: 4th March

Closing Date: 19th November


Key Tasks

To organise, plan and deliver high quality watersports activities to demand including weekends and evenings

To keep up to date with all current coaching practices and undertake continuous professional development

To review, understand and implement the Northampton sailing Club activity policies and procedures. To ensure all staff have been inducted and have a good level of understanding of these procedures

Assist the office with planning group and course bookings

To assist the club manager in staff rotas

Recruit, develop and lead instructional staff

To deputise for the club manager on days off

To ensure all staff stay current and qualifications are in date and recorded

To assist in the monitoring and evaluation of all staff by completing the appropriate paper work as advised by the club manager

To inform the club manager of any accidents / incidents which occur and to inform the instructional team of any concerns which may arise.

To display consistently high standards of behaviour in accordance with the NSC & RYA code of conduct for instructors

To run activity sessions with other staff demonstrating best practices

Maintain accurate records of certificates/log books issued; ensure registers completed, record schools/groups weekly progress.

Ordering log books & certificates


Essential Skills and Qualifications

You will be passionate about outdoor education and are able to inspire others

As part of a team you will need to use your excellent observational skills to ensure we deliver the highest standards in health and safety and service quality

You will be able to lead on programmes and initiatives and demonstrate strategic creativity within selected projects you will be leading on

You always work hard to be a role model for everyone to meet

You can demonstrate a conscientious approach to resource management and have an aptitude to understand equipment maintenance

You have got experience managing a team of instructors

You have a broad range of outdoor activity experience and hold a senior instructor in dinghy or windsurfing


Desirable Skills and Qualifications

Willingness to develop you own experience and qualification in all activities at the club

Experience running raft building and problem-solving sessions

To hold additional qualifications such as RYA PBI, RYA windsurfing instructors, RYA VHF licence BCU bellboat helm, BCU level 1 coach, BCU sup module, mountain biking leaders award.



Personal training plan

Use of Centre facilities including equipment

Overtime back as TOIL 


How to Apply

Cover letter and CV to Sam Butts (Club manager) [email protected]

20/10/2018 12:43:00
Northampton Sailing Club
Pitsford Reservoir
Tel: 01604 880248

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