Introduce our guests to the basics of sailing in the UK and Southern France. Excellent RYA training and qualification opportunities.
Our Sailing Instructors deliver group taster sessions in sailing as well as helping to organise and participate in evening entertainments. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your love of sailing and the outdoors with our young guests. If you're not yet qualified as a RYA Dinghy Instructor, don't worry: if you hold your RYA Seamanship Award, you can join our intensive month-long pre-season training course held at our Mimosa watersports centre during April.
During this course, you will work towards the next level of your RYA qualification - be it AI, DI or even SI. And the best part: the course is free of charge on the provison that you complete your contract of employment with us. This could save you over £2,000 if you're looking to self-fund your qualifications externally! Other useful qualities are enthusiasm, willingness to learn and lots of energy!
As a PGL Sailing Instructor, there will be numerous opportunities for you to extend your experience and gain National Governing Body award qualifications in a range of other activities, particularly if you return to work for us for subsequent seasons.
For example, many of our Senior Instructor sailing staff joined us as Sailing Instructors, developing their sailing experience and Royal Yachting Association qualifications through our in-house training programmes.
A minimum of the RYA Seamanship Skills is required for this role as we offer a comprehensive training course to give you the skills, expertise and confidence to deliver your jobs other core activities. We look for applications from people who can demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and the ability to relate to young people.
This role is particularly great for anyone looking to start their career in the outdoor industry, searching for a career break or a rewarding Gap Year project or wishing to develop your existing windsurfing awards. You'll pick up numerous transferable skills for your CV including group communication, confidence, resourcefulness and how to handle situations as they arise.
Working as an Sailing Instructor offers a great deal of variety, not just because you will find yourself doing lots of different activities, but because you may also find yourself helping the Group Leaders with evening entertainment or liaising with visiting teachers and party leaders.
You'll be responsible for your group of guests whilst on session, teaching them the key aspects of sailing in some stunning locations. The PGL fleet includes Laser Picos and Funboats, Toppers and Topper Tazes, RS Fevas, RS Visions and Hobie 15 catamarans.