Freelance Sea Kayak Guide/Coach - Each year we employ freelancer’s to help during the main season. This position is very flexible, and can be for certain freelance weeks during the season dependant on applicants availability and NorWest’s requirements.
NorWest Sea Kayaking is a small company based in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. The Summer Isles, Ullapool and Assynt are one of the most spectacular areas to paddle in the UK.
The landscape is a wilderness of isolated sandstone peaks and a coastline of; white sand beaches, natural rock arches, caves, deserted islands & skerries with an abundance of flora and wildlife.
NorWest Sea Kayaking runs; courses, luxury lodge based holidays, camping expeditions, day and half day tours, and hire throughout the summer season. Our client group is mainly adults and families, and we focus on offering quality wilderness experiences.
We are looking for someone with experience of working with a wide range of client groups. Someone who is able to coach people of differing levels simultaneously; who is able to use their initiative and the area/conditions to offer appropriate skills progression and be able to recognise clients wants, needs and fears and deal with them effectively. We are looking for a coach who is happy to work both in a team and in isolation and who has experience in running, day trips, courses and camping trips.
BCU Level 3 sea kayak coach or UKCC 4*Leader (Sea Kayaking) with MW endorsement UKCC Level 2 Coach (only essential if in the UKCC scheme)
Current First Aid Certificate relevant to the outdoor environment
Desirable but not essential:
5* Sea Kayak Training or Assessment UKCC Level 3 core training
Bushcraft and foraging skills
Interest in geology, flora and fauna and a willingness to learn about these specific to the area.