Chief Instructor

Location: Southampton Water Activities Centre
Salary and Benefits 22K - 26k (DOE) + BENEFITS
Full Time 40 hour contract
Date Posted: 12/2/2019

To apply please tell us your story so far by emailing your CV and a covering letter to If selected, expect a call back from us.

Active Nation UK Ltd
Southampton Water Activities Centre
Floating Bridge Road

Chief Instructor

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join Southampton Water Activities Centre. Active Nation are seeking an exceptional Chief Instructor to develop and lead the team at SWAC.

SWAC is a busy RYA Training Centre located north of Southamptons Ocean Village, with quick access to some of the best training and cruising waters on the south coast. The centre runs a range of watersport experiences alongside a wide variety of sailing, powerboating, windsurfing, paddleboarding, and specialist one day courses.

Charity Behaviours: (how we expect you to behave)
Be enthusiastic
Be responsible
Be proactive

Reporting To: Operations Manager
Liaison With: Assistant Business Manager
Responsible For: Operational Teams, including Lead Instructors
Charity Mission: To persuade the nation to be active

Role Purpose: (how your role contributes to the mission)
To ensure that your venue is operating safely and securely, to standards of service identified by Active Nation, through efficient and effective use of staff resources and venue equipment. Ensuring supporters receive a brilliant experience leading to better retention and feeling confident recommending Active Nation to friends and family.

You Will:
Be passionate about sport and exercise, particularly outdoor activities and watersports
Be responsible for the allocation of staff and resources against centre requirements
Lead on staff recruitment, selection, training and mentoring
Maintain safety, operational and customer service standards
Hold a range of outdoor qualifications to enable you to lead sessions (minimum qualifications: RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor and RYA Powerboat Instructor)
Develop excellent relationships with key supporters and partners to further develop the centre
Demonstrate a conscientious approach to resource management and have an aptitude for equipment maintenance

To apply please tell us your story so far by emailing your CV and a covering letter to If selected, expect a call back from us.

CLOSING DATE: 3rd March 2019
INTERVIEWS: Week Commencing 4th March 2019

For more information, full Job Description and Person Specification please contact Jon Kirby, Operations Manager, on 07747 037059 or

Active Nation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced CRB disclosure.

RYA Senior Instructor & RYA Powerboat Instructor