2019 jobs

Job opportunities for the 2019 season

We’re looking to employ a Seasonal Senior Instructor with tidal experience, as well as additional peak time freelance instructors for the 2019 season, to join the team of our dedicated and busy water sports centre in Teignmouth, South Devon.

About the centre

We are a small, but busy, centre based on the estuary of the river Teign in Teignmouth on the south Devon coast. As such, we are lucky enough to benefit from several stunning operating areas allowing a choice for the most suitable conditions.  Offering dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, personal watercraft courses, paddleboarding, kayaking and shore based courses to a vast range of customers including training Atlantic rowers.

We recently extended our RYA recognition to include Intermediate and advanced powerboating courses too.

About the role – senior instructor

The right person will be part of the senior team and will be responsible for planning and running sessions and courses. Involved in morning briefings, obtaining weather information, tides and daily lesson plans (including operating areas for the day), liaise with management and supervision of junior members of staff. You will be expected to welcome clients and ensure that they have the best experience possible at SeaSports Southwest. You will teach a wide variety of adult and youth courses including some school groups and customers from overseas. You may also be called upon to run the centre in the occasional absence of the directors and centre manager.

Development opportunities are excellent; working with an experienced team including Tim Cox, centre principal, who is a Powerboat trainer, PWC trainer, Coach/Assessor and windsurf trainer.

Please contact Sue, Tim or Sam on info@seasports-sw.co.uk with a CV and covering letter, or give the centre a call for more information on 01626 772555.

Essential for the role
  • RYA Senior dinghy instructor (tidal experience essential)
  • Strong sense of customer service
  • Supervisory experience
Desirable, but not essential
  • RYA Windsurf instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Personal water craft instructor
  • BC Level 1 coach
  • any other relevant teaching qualifications
Pay is dependent on qualifications and experience but is competitive.

Freelance instructors

We would also like to increase our pool of freelance instructors over weekends and school holidays. This work maybe be perfect for any students in the area.


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