We’re Hiring! – Senior Instructor

The Kitesurf Centre is searching for Senior kiteboarding / multi-sports instructors, male and female, fitting the description below to expand our team ready for our upcoming summer season.

This job position is open from 01/04/2023 to 31/10/2023. Please submit your CV and cover letter , expressing your interest and suitability for the role, to school@thekitesurfcentre.com – Deadline 1/2/2023

About The Kitesurf Centre

The Kitesurf Centre (est.2008) is a kitesurfing school on Camber Sands beach, East Sussex, UK. Our BKSA and BSUPA accredited school and instructor training centre offers a variety of thrill-seeking activities such as kitesurfing lessons, kite buggying, kite landboarding, stand up paddleboarding, wingsurfing & adventurous group activity days. With such a range of activities available for groups and individuals, we help people find a new passion, but most of all enjoy learning something fun and exciting!

We at The Kitesurf Centre pride ourselves in having a selection of the most experienced and highly regarded instructors in the UK. Our hand-picked instructors are all BKSA or IKO qualified with a vast amount of experience. Most of which have previously managed centres in the UK and abroad or do so in our winter months. Having great instructors really makes a difference in our students’ kitesurfing lessons, as learning a new sport can be challenging. This is why we are very selective when choosing our employees and continually change and improve our instruction methods with staff coaching.

Ready to join an exciting and active team who are passionate about providing high-quality tuition? We’re looking forward to your application.

About this role

We are looking for serious applicants who are motivated, outgoing, extremely patient with students, and demonstrate good adaptation skills and experience in teaching. In the role of senior instructor, you will offer guidance to less experienced instructors and apprentices and so your interest and willingness to share experience and lead by example are essential.

Some experience in equipment repairs is expected and within your role, you can be scheduled to do equipment maintenance and repairs over high tide. Basic maintenance skills for kites and bars are essential; further training can be provided for more extensive repairs.

This is an ideal role for any senior instructor wanting to balance a teaching role with the opportunity to gain more experience in the operations of a busy kite school. For the right applicant, additional responsibilities and opportunities for work are available assisting the management and bookings team so good verbal and written English and basic computer literacy to operate our bookings system will be required.

Instructors applying should be BKSA qualified* with minimum of 2 seasons’ experience, be comfortable teaching group lessons and have the skill and knowledge to teach a high-quality lesson in all wind conditions. You must also be ready to teach to a high standard we adhere to and work within the parameters set by The Kitesurf Centre and the BKSA.

* If a BKSA qualification is not held, a conversion course can be completed at The Kitesurf Centre.

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Alongside Kitesurfing, The Kitesurf Centre also teaches Kite Buggying, Kite Landboarding, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Wingsurfing. Experience in teaching land kiting is an advantage when applying for this role, though experience will be gained co-teaching with experienced instructors.

BSUPA qualified instructors will have the opportunity to increase their workload by teaching Stand Up Paddleboarding.

In the role of senior instructor; you will have additional work opportunities beyond the standard instructor role;

– Repairs and maintenance of equipment

– Customer service & bookings

– Duty manager, ensuring smooth daily runnings in the centre manager’s absence (days off)

– Training apprentice instructors

Requirements

·       BKSA qualified (IKO instructors may do a conversion course in May/ June with costs reimbursed upon commitment to the 2024 teaching season)

·       Minimum 2 season’s experience

·       Experience teaching group lessons

·       Comfortable teaching in all wind conditions

·       Kite, bar and board repairs

·       Basic computer literacy – additional work opportunities available assisting the management and bookings team.

Bonus skills

·       Clean UK driving licence (1+ years)

·       SUP instructor (preferably BSUPA certified – other qualifications accepted)

·       Able to teach advanced lessons – Directional, Foil

·       Able to teach intro wingsurfing lessons

Required languages

·       English

Employment type

·       Seasonal – subcontractor

Applicants must be able to determine their own right to work in the UK. This is not a sponsored role.

EU Applicants (under 30 years old) who have not worked or lived in the UK before may be able to access a Youth Mobility Scheme Visa.

Please send your CV and a covering letter, expressing your interest and suitability for the role, by email to school@thekitesurfcentre.com

Fancy turning a hobby into a career?

If you are passionate about the sports we teach, love the outdoors and are excited about working with us we want to hear from you. The following positions are open for the 2023 season; 

  • Full Season Kitesurfing / Multi-Sport Instructors (April – Oct)
  • Peak Season Kitesurfing instructor (May-Sept)
  • Senior Kitesurfing instructor
  • Bookings Assistant

Instructor Apprenticeships are available for people aged 18+. Contact us for more info.