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Sailing Instructors

Sailing Instructors

Essex Outdoors are no longer taking applications for 2022.

If you are interested in working for us in 2023, please complete our expression of interest form below and we will contact you when details are available.

We look for enthusiastic and motivated team members, who love working with young people and in the outdoors.  As a Seasonal Instructor with Essex Outdoors Bradwell, you’ll run a wide variety of outdoor activities for our diverse range of customers, including sailing.

Aged 18 years or over at the start of employment, you’ll be great at working as part of a team as well as on your own. You should be highly driven, hardworking and energetic. You’ll also need to be good at communicating clearly with both children and adults. While experience supervising groups is an obvious advantage, it is not essential.

You don’t need any previous instructional experience but having skills in sailing, powerboating or paddling and National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications are desirable. However we’ll provide a invaluable programme of training so that both you and our customers have a great experience. This will include RYA Dinghy Instructor, Keelboat endorsement, RYA Safety Boat, VHF Radio, RYA Safe and Fun safeguarding and First aid to successful candidates.

In addition our Bradwell centre can offer onsite accommodation and food for seasonal staff making it an ideal base for a summer job.

A standard day at our residential centres begins at 8.30am and finishes around 5.30pm. During the season there may be some earlier starts, later finishes and some overnight duties, as well as a need to work weekends. You’ll receive time off in lieu for hours worked beyond those contracted. We’ll provide you with PPE and basic uniform.

All instructional staff are involved with the basic maintenance and inspection of activity equipment, care of the site and some domestic duties. Whilst you’ll be based at one centre, there may be times when you’ll be required to assist at our other centres to support large activity bookings.

Year-on-year we have staff return to work for another season, and opportunities for longer contracts or permanent jobs do become available.

How to apply

Details of how to apply will be available in the autumn of 2022.

To be sent further details when they are available, please complete our expression of interest form below.

Please note:
• you need to be aged 18 or over at the start of your employment
• you need to be available to work continuously throughout the main season which runs May to August. We will ask for details of your availability when you apply.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a selection day – an opportunity to meet staff from the centres and to showcase some of your skills! If then selected you’ll complete our core and centre-based training programme including activity delivery, first aid, manual handling, safeguarding and disability awareness.

Essex Outdoors is part of Essex County Council. As part of your employment with Essex County Council (ECC) the role requires a DBS check which is to be registered with the DBS update service.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job details


Location: Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex
Salary: From £18,327 per annum pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (2022/23)
Contract type: Fixed term full-time 3 to 6-month contracts, subject to the requirements of the service. Part time hours may be considered.
Good to know: Full training is provided. Applicants must be 18+ and complete an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.