Watersports Instructor Jobs - Poole Dorset UK | Rockley


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Life at Rockley

Love the outdoors, adventure and having fun? Sounds like you would be a perfect fit for us! A season working for Rockley is about doing a job you love, meeting new people, making life-long friends and memories and being part of something really special! And if that wasn’t enough, you get the chance to upskill and really learn and progress on the job.

At Rockley we focus on giving our visitors an experience they'll never forget. If you are hardworking, friendly, highly motivated, loyal, committed and love the idea of working in a varied and challenging environment in some of the most beautiful locations in Europe, then Rockley is the place for you! 

With over 46 years’ experience, you will find that Rockley manages to combine its personal approach with the professionalism of a fast growing, innovative organisation.

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Our Centres

Buddens Activity Centre - Our brand new land-based centre located in the heart of the Purbecks and close to our wonderful Jurassic Coast. With 96 acres of wonderful open space and woodland, it's one huge playground!

Rockley Point - This is our original centre, founded in 1976, based in beautiful Poole Harbour, Europe's largest natural harbour.

Poole Park - Located in the centre of Poole on the shores of the UK's largest inland saltwater lake.

Bombannes - Our new French centre is located near Lacanau, on the shores of Lac d’Hourtin in the Landes Forest. Visually stunning, Lac d'Hourtin is the largest natural lake in France and one of the great lakes of Médoc. 

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What we Offer

French Centres - we run week-long multi-activity residential adventures to schools and groups. We offer a variety of activities including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and mountain biking, as well as off site excursions to local places of interest. 

UK Watersports Centres - , along with school activity trips we offer RYA courses to individuals of all ages and abilities, as well as residential and non residential courses from complete beginner to instructor level in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating. Our Rockley Point centre also offers professional watersports training and development to those who wish to train and work in the watersports industry. 

Buddens Activity Centre - at our newest 96 acre centre based in the heart of the Purbecks, we offer a combination of exciting land and water based activities to schools and groups. 

The Rockley Team

Our staff are our number one asset and for this reason we look to recruit the best individuals possible. Each year we work with over 150 people to provide the best seasonal or Gap Year work experience possible. Our success is shown by the high numbers of staff who return year after year.

So, if you have a passion for sport and the outdoors, are thinking about your first job in the watersports industry, or looking for the next step in your career, we know, that as the largest watersports trainer in the UK, we can provide many opportunities for you to progress.

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What’s in it for You?

When working for Rockley you will be living, working and socialising with like-minded people from a variety of backgrounds. You will be dealing with different challenges everyday, helping to create great experiences. A season with us will not only be fun, challenging and rewarding, but you will also add a wealth of experience and valued skills to your CV. 

The Benefits 

  • You will work in a diverse environment
  • You will have the opportunity to further develop your skills
  • You will meet like-minded people and make friends for life
  • We will make every effort to ensure you enjoy your season working with Rockley
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Staff Package

  • Wage paid on a 4 weekly or monthly basis into your bank account
  • Subsidised food and accommodation 
  • Travel to and from your centre - (France)
  • Day off/ evenings off 
  • Paid holiday
  • Staff benefits package including equipment usage and staff uniform
  • Access to further traiining
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How to Apply

Check out our current vacancies or for more information, contact us on 01202 677272 or email [email protected]

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