Seasonal Senior Instructor, Royal Docks Boat Station, based Royal Docks, London, E16 2QT


This is a fixed term full-time position, from early March until 31st October 2017

We are currently seeking enthusiastic water sports instructors to deliver and facilitate training at our growing facility in East London. In this role you will responsible for leading the delivery of our schools programmes as well as supporting the Chief Instructor supervising and delivering instruction to cadets and adults.

The successful applicant will be experienced at delivering enjoyable, effective and safe learning for young people in the outdoors. You will hold an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor qualification and it is desirable you hold at least one other qualification from the following: RYA Powerboat Instructor; UKCC L1 Paddlesport Coach; UKCC Level 2 Rowing Coach. Experience and knowledge of routine boat maintenance would be useful but not essential.

The centre itself is based at the Royal Docks in East London, utilising both the large enclosed dock basins as well as the river Thames. The centre has recently undergone a rebuild and excellent new facilities are matched with a large investment in water sports equipment. We deliver a wide variety of training including school sessions, one-off tasters, cadet and adult NGB training courses as well as events and off-site trips.


This is a rewarding role, delivering challenging outdoor learning opportunities to young people in an urban setting. The excellent benefits include fantastic opportunities to develop personal skills and gain further NGB qualifications in a wide range of disciplines.

The hours of work are variable but will average 44 hours a week over the duration of the contract. There is a requirement for flexible working (including weekend and evening work) as determined by the training programme.

A full job description and person specification are available to the right of this page.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Laurence Jay, the centre manager on 07711 368783.

Applications should consist of a completed application form, and the completed equal opportunities monitoring form, both available to the right of this page. Please feel free to submit your CV in support of your application.

Please email completed applications to

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check.

Call us on +44 (0)20 7654 7000 or email for more information