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Jobs at Land & Wave | Seasonal Lead Instructor

We’re recruiting! Join us in sunny Dorset for an epic season by the beach, cliffs and rivers. Long seasonal contracts, two weekends off a month, discounted training.

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Seasonal Lead Instructor 

Pay: £22.5K pro rata
Hours: Min 24 /Max 40 pw
Type: Full time, 7 months
Closing date: 01 March 2022

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Land & Wave is on the hunt for engaging outdoor instructors who want more from their summer season.

You've put in the hard work to gain your qualifications, so let's put them to good use in sunny Dorset.

  • Sea kayak tours
  • Coasteering multiple venues
  • Rock climbing on limestone sea cliffs
  • Paddle boarding seas, rivers and lakes
  • Friction fire lighting and deer butchery
  • Jurassic Coast expeditions

Jurassic Coast landscape

We want to utilise your qualifications and your experience to help deliver outstanding experiences. You will:

  • Help us continue to offer REAL adventures for a diverse mix of groups; schools, youth groups, families, teachers, stag and hens, corporate events
  • Motivate and lead a team of qualified instructors
  • Finish a season knowing you’ve inspired people to get outdoors and achieve something brilliant

Individual booking 1

You'll be actively encouraged to develop your outdoor and personal skills

You’ll have full access to our paddle boards and kayaks to play with in your free time

You’ll be working alongside a lovely bunch of like-minded people, with plenty of social

You'll be paid generously for your hard work and given valuable time off every week to be at your best physically and mentally

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This job is NOT for you if...

You take yourself too seriously

You hate socialising

You dislike the beach, the countryside and children

Essential Skills & Quals

This is an instructor role. A strong people-skills background is a must. You should have experience leading groups well.

You'll be expected to contribute to our already hard working team and drive productivity. Experience with problem solving is expected.
We need a friendly, warm individual to join us. We’re looking for someone who is driven and is willing to get stuck in.

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Must-have Qualifications

RCI Assessment and / or Paddlesport Leader and / or D1 and CPC

Lowland Leader Award (or equivalent)

NWSMP Level 1-3 / Beach Lifeguard NVBLQ / SLS Surf Lifeguard

Coasteering Experience


Personal Performance Award SUP / Kayak/Canoe

Bushcraft Instructor

DofE Supervisor

Desirable Qualifications

SUP Coastal Leader/ Coach

DofE Assessor

Sea Kayak Leader Training/ Canoe Leader Training

RLSS Beach Lifeguard

Group booking 1

Send your CV and covering letter to

Title your email 'Seasonal Lead Instructor Job'
Closing date 01 March 2022

We need you in post by March / April 2022. Our season runs until the end of October 2022.

by Rosie Tanner

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