Jobs at Land & Wave | Lead Instructor (Training Package) | £20,000 + Specific Training Budget (Internal)

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Jobs at Land & Wave | Lead Instructor (Training Package) | £20,000 + Specific Training Budget	(Internal)

Jobs at Land & Wave – Lead Instructor (Training Package) - Internal 

Start date – Monday 30th October 2017

We want to grow our full time team.

We’re looking for an activity focused Lead Instructor who will normally work in the great outdoors 5 days per week.

The starting salary for this position is £20,000.

This is a training role, we expect to invest very heavily in developing this person’s qualifications and experience.

All training and assessment courses will be paid for by Land & Wave based on a minimum return of service.

This role will be physically and mentally demanding; time off will be spent attending courses and building log book experience.

The Job

Your first 3-6 months will be spent helping us to deliver a variety of outdoor instructor training. You’ll use that time to develop your coaching skills and build your log books ready for assessments during Spring 2018.

From April 2018 you’ll help us manage and improve our staff team and activities during a very busy season.  You’ll manage a team, coordinate big projects and take responsibility for key areas that fit your skill set.

Once you’ve been with us a year, we’ll work with you to develop you within an activity-based management role.

You’ll work an average of 44 hours over 5 days a week.

You’ll get 28 days holiday per year.

The Training Package 

We’ll pay for lots of training and qualifications. You’ll get enough relevant coaching time to make huge difference to your log book. As a guide only, over 18 months, we’d expect you to achieve…

  • BCU Level 2 Coach
  • 4 star Sea Leader
  • 4 star Canoe Leader
  • Mountain Leader Summer
  • SPA
  • D1 Mini Bus Driver
  • Whatever else you have the ability and motivation to succeed at

We’ll pay for all training in full. Time to complete training and assessment courses will be your days off or holiday allocation.  Minimum Qualifications and Experience 

(please don’t apply unless you have these or will have them by Monday 30th October 2017)

  • 2 years experience working within the outdoor industry
  • SPA Training
  • Coasteering experience in a good variety of locations (inc different areas of the UK)
  • Mountain Leader Summer Training
  • 3 Star Sea Leader
  • One other 3 Star Leader Award
  • 4 Star Leader Training in at least one discipline
  • BCU Level One Coach
  • A driving licence 

Who We Want

The ability to work with other people and build really positive long term working relationships is essential.

You must be kind and compassionate.

You should be; enthusiastic, articulate and innovative; the ability to adapt, overcome and create solutions (rather than just pointing out problems) is really important.

We value trust, loyalty and friendship above most other things…


To be considered for this role we’ll need to know that you are already being tenacious in terms of your own personal development.

At interview you will be asked what else you have planned to develop professionally (should you not be offered the job), you’ll need to answer this question well.

This role will be hard work, it will test you physically and mentally; most weekends will be spent on courses or building your log book. You will need to carefully manage your own fitness to perform within a Lead Instructor role and be successful in your own training.

All training and assessment courses will be paid for by Land & Wave based on a minimum return of service.

How to Apply

This position is only available to current or past Land & Wave employees.

Please apply before Friday the 30th June 2017.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 10th July.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter via email to Please use ‘Lead Instructor (Training Package)’ as the title of your email.

Please don’t send a CV that’s more than two pages long.

If you want to talk to me about this position please come and have a chat early in the morning; I’m in at about 07:30 most days.

Charge on!