Paddle Sports Instructor

Paddle Sports Instructor
  • Posted:1 November 2019
  • Company:Voyager Adventure
  • Location:Argeles-sur-Mer, France
  • Starting:April 2020
  • Duration:3 - 6 month contracts available


Do you want to get more involved as an instructor? Looking for a place where your voice will be heard?

What's the job?

Our instructors are the heart of our activity programmes. You main role on the beach will be leading Kayak and SUP sessions but you will also get the opportunity to assist and deliver Sailing, Windsurfing; Giant SUPs & Snorkelling, as well as helping deliver all aspects of the Voyager Adventure programme. You'll spend a lot of time on the Med, both personal training and leading activities, and you'll also get to see the region by accompanying groups on their excursions. 

Key accountabilities for this role include:

  • Leading beach activity sessions
  • Assisting with peer training and development
  • Delivering in-resort activities
  • Changeover and cleaning of customer accommodation
  • Accompanying groups on excursions

This is an exciting overseas opportunity for adventure professionals with a company dedicated to providing safe, high quality experiences in an active environment.


Who does this role suit?

We are looking for qualified paddle sports instructors with some experience. You will participate in full pre-season training, but we'd expect you to be competent to lead a decent sailing session without prompting. As with all seasonal jobs there are some long and tiring days, but we're based at fantastic locations and encourage you to make the most of where you are. 

Want to learn a new discipline? Our activity equipment is available for staff use and we reserve several staff fun-day's throughout the season, making the most of what the region has to offer. In past seasons our teams have been rafting, wake boarding and canyoning. Where will we go next time?

Resort teams are circa 12 staff. You'll be expected to show a high standard of professionalism and a solid work ethic, but also know when it's time to have fun.

Professional qualifications

You will need to have a minimum of UKCC Lvl 1 coach or equivalent.

Any of the qualifications shown below would be an advantage:

  • RYA Dinghy Instructor
  • RYA Windsurf Instructor
  • ASI or BSUPA stand up paddle level 1
  • RYA L2 Power Boat or Safety Boat 

Additional requirements

  • Age 18+
  • First Aid certificate valid for the duration of your contract
  • Full clean driving license preferred

Good to know

If you are offered a position we will require two appropriate written references and you will need to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB). Non-UK applicants will need to provide a Certificate of Good Character or equivalent as per the UK Government guidelines. This is our standard procedure for job roles that require working with minors. If you have any concerns about this process please do not hesitate to contact a member of our office team. Your call will be dealt with in confidence.

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Competitive salary; Accommodation; Uniform; Comprehensive insurance & Return travel

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