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Qualified RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor

  • Job Location

    Aztec Adventure in Worcestershire, UK

  • Start date

    Flexible start dates available from April 2024

  • Duration

    Contracts available until September / October

  • Job Benefits

    Pay dependant on age and experience. Benefits include NEST company pension scheme, free activity pass, food discount, staff uniform, holidays, and free on-site parking.


Job Type: Seasonal Instructor (April - October). Casual and freelance work is also available.

Flexible working hours available for the right candidate.

Accommodation is available if required.

Do you want to make the outdoors your office? Do you enjoy making people smile? Do you want to work in a fun and rewarding environment? Then why not join our team!

Aztec Adventure offers an extensive list of adventure activities, adventure courses and group adventures over our four sites in Worcestershire. These are for a wide range of visitors, from families and friends through to school groups and corporate clients.

We are winner of the 'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' and the 'Winner of Winner's Award' in the Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards 2022/23. 

Our mission is to delight our customers every time by delivering quality, positive and engaging experiences. This role is key to making this possible.

You'll work closely with our award-winning team to deliver safe, fun, and engaging dinghy sailing experiences and courses for visitors of all ages including school, college and university groups plus run our children’s and adult courses. We expect our team to go above and beyond to create an unforgettable experience on the water.

Ideally, we're looking for full-season RYA dinghy instructors (April-October). We will consider candidates with shorter availability dates, but operationally, those with a combination of the best dates and qualifications will always take preference. 

We're looking for friendly, energetic, and approachable people who can build rapport with ease.

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable, however we are willing to consider applicants with the right qualification, attitude and enthusiasm. 

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, please apply now!


Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Dinghy Instructor qualification including a Power Boat Level 2 certificate.
  • You will gain plenty of experience while working for Aztec Adventure; however, any previous experience working in a water sports environment or as a Watersports Instructor is desirable.
  • A solid understanding and knowledge covering the use of watersports equipment and the associated safety procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to deliver fun, engaging, safe and informative dinghy sessions.
  • The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Flexible to work all the required hours with your team to get the job done well.
  • To be skilled in safety procedures and on-water rescue practice.
  • The ability to work well, independently, as part of a team, and to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability and experience in maintaining sailing dinghies and equipment.


  • Knowledge of the current Sailing industry is desirable.

Awards and experience in further activities will also be an advantage including:

  • Rock Climbing Instructor or Climbing Wall Instructor or other relevant ropes-based qualification
  • Archery GB Instructor award
  • BC Paddle Sports Instructor / Coach or equivalent
  • Bushcraft practitioner
  • Valid First Aid Qualification
  • RLSS OWL and RLSS NPLQ qualifications.

Further hours may be available working as a lifeguard on our Aztec Aquaglide Aqua Park if you have the RLSS qualifications mentioned above.

About us

Aztec Adventure offers an extensive list of adventure activities, adventure courses and group adventures on and around our lakes at Aztec Adventure Upton Warren and Aztec Adventure Lower Moor, a purpose built Aztec themed 18-hole outdoor adventure

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