Watersports InstructorJCA UK - Condover Hall
What will I be doing?
Our Watersports Instructor jobs involve teaching a variety of sessions to our guests from sailing, kayaking to raft building. Instructors will have the chance to lead on a number of water based, outdoors activities. A large part of this role is being able to understand the strengths, limitations & personalities of each guest.
What are we looking for?
- UKCC Level 1
- Passion for working with children
- Great communicator
- Enjoys outdoor jobs and activities
We are looking for individuals who have experience in instructing watersports activities, as a minimum you must have UKCC Level 1 qualification.
Ideally the candidate will have experience of working with children, but this isn’t essential.
As a Watersports Instructor you must be able to motivate our guests whilst being able to maintain a high level of enthusiasm and energy.
This role is a residential position and therefore you will need to be comfortable with living away from home, we encourage a friendly, social atmosphere in our centres – a lot of our staff who have worked for us have made life long friends!
I work as a Watersports Instructor for JCA. I have worked for JCA for one season at their flagship site, Condover Hall. While primarily a Watersports Instructor I am also qualified in teaching land-based ropes activities such as climbing and abseiling.
Favorite part of the job
I have really enjoyed my first season with JCA. While all of the sessions I run are varied and enjoyable, kayaking, canoeing and raft-building are my top picks for my favorite part of the job. Seeing guests develop their paddling, communication and teamwork skills during my sessions really motivates me to be the best I can be at my job and approach every day with a smile on my face.
Best work memory
While there are a whole host of great memories from my time working for JCA, I would say having some of the class adventure groups in this year has been a highlight, these sessions are so fun to instruct due to the self-guided learning approach.
Why should you join JCA?
I would highly recommend JCA as a company to work for, whether you are looking to start a career in the outdoor sports industry or whether you are a seasoned instructor looking for a new opportunity. At JCA you will meet people with similar interests, goals and aspirations creating a highly motivated environment in which to work, socialise and develop as an instructor.