Not only is it our show stopping location, private estate setting, award winning experiences and unique Lake District offering that makes Graythwaite Adventure so special, it's most definitely our people.

Watersports instructor, summer 2022 – full time or freelance

Graythwaite Adventure provides award winning outdoor adventure experiences on Graythwaite Estate, on the western shores of Windermere, in the Lake District.  We’re on the hunt for a brilliant watersports instructor to join our summer 2022 team.  You need to have qualifications and experience in:

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Safety boat / Powerboat

You’ll work with our team to run the beach for hires and to provide 90-minute private lessons in any of the paddle sports.  Set in a quiet bay, our site is one of the most picturesque in the Lake District, in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site.  Together with new or nearly new kit, we offer a fun, friendly and dynamic working environment.  

Anyone applying should have a genuine love for the outdoors and a passion for delivering great sessions and making our guests’ experiences special.  Salary dependent upon experience and ability.  If required, we can offer accommodation in a shared cottage on the Estate.

You’ll gain lots

  • You’ll play a key role in an established and well-respected activity and events company in an exciting and ever-changing industry
  • You’ll be part of a small team who operate in a supportive and ‘one team’ environment
  • You’ll be given the opportunity to evolve, share information and ideas, be creative and innovative with continuous learning
  • You’ll benefit from the industry knowledge and experience of the management team

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Up-to-date relevant qualifications
  • Ability to deliver consistently excellent lessons
  • A real flair for dealing with people
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Be organised to keep the beach looking it’s best at all times, and be proud of doing so
  • Show flexibility, required in the industry
  • Be reliable
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Assertiveness in dealing with the operations team
  • Great team player
  • Good knowledge of the Lake District desirable

Job details

  • Full time, June to September 2022, an average 5-day week OR 
  • Freelance with 3+ days a week available June to September 2022 
  • Whether full time or freelance, to include weekends and bank holidays 
  • Salary – £ depending upon experience
  • Company perks

Please email us with why you’d make a great fit for Graythwaite Adventure and share your CV to [email protected]  We look forward to hearing from you.

Posted May 2022.