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Chief Instructor

  • Job Location

    Sandhurst, Berkshire

  • Start date

    March 2018 onwards

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    Competitive salary based on a 40hr week depending on experience, accommodation is available if needed


We are seeking an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor to take on the role of Chief Instructor at our centre. They will be working with our small team of full time staff and around 10/15 part time and casual staff. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Centre Manager and ensure that the day to day running and upkeep on the centre is to a high standard.

Some of the responsibilities are, but not limited to:

  • Staffing rota
  • Boat maintenance
  • Monitoring health and safety
  • Bookings and phones
  • Staff monitoring and Training
  • Running the centre on a day to day basis
  • Programming for group sessions
  • Liaising with schools and groups

The centre offers more than just sailing so the successful candidate will require a basic knowledge of Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft building, Archery, Dragon boating, Open water swimming and Team building activities.

The centre accommodates a wide range of groups from courses to corporate days to school trips. Numbers range from 1 – 250 people, so experience in organising these sorts of numbers is essential. 

We are willing to look at anyone who thinks they are suitable for the job whether that be a first time Chief Instructor or a very experienced Chief Instructor looking to pass on some of their knowledge to a small centre. We are a close knit team who are more like a family so the right candidate must be willing to help out wherever needed, this is not purely an office based role.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to solve problems and work under pressure
  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Able to communicate well with customers and staff
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • Organised
  • Willingness to chip in and help out
  • Ability to lead and manage a team


Essential Qualifications

RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor (in date)


Desirable Qualifications 

RYA Powerboat Instructor

BCU Level 2 Coach

BCU SUP module

RYA Race Coach

GB Archery Instructor

First Aid Instructor

BDA Dragon boating Helm

About us

Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre in Sandhurst, Berkshire is located in a rural setting on 22-acres of sheltered water surrounded by woodland. The convenient location and professional staff delivering enjoyable sessions, mean we have a regular client ...
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