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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1151/27962
  • Published: Mon 17/10/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/12/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £21,189 - £22,368 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne

Job introduction

Activity Instructor / Senior instructor

Hours of work: average 32.5 hours per week
Working pattern: 088. FT annualised over 7.5 or 12 Months
Fixed term: 20 March - 31 October 2023 (Peak season: 27 May - 31 August 2023)

Salary: £21,189 (£21,968 for senior instructors) pro rata

Fixed term or annualised pay arrangements offered.

Closing date: Sunday 4 December 2022

Interview date: Expected W/B 12 December 2022.

For an informal discussion, please contact the centre management team - on 01323 463300


About the role

Do you want to work delivering outdoor experiences in East Sussex?

Buzz Active have three fantastic locations in Sussex and deliver a range of sail sport, paddlesport, land based and team building activities and overnight stays.

Based from unique locations in East Sussex, to the whole community.

  • Eastbourne Beach for sailsports
  • Cuckmere Valley for paddlesport
  • Bushy Wood Activity Centre for our land based and residential offer

Choose East Sussex and choose your next adventure with Buzz Active.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my season at Buzz, having a variety across 3 sites allowed me to develop as an instructor and mixing with a great bunch of people” – Josh Evans

Buzz Active offer outdoor activities for the whole community, we engage with educational, local and overseas student groups. We deliver day and residential activities, from single visit sessions to activity days, ongoing development courses and overnight stays.

We are seeking passionate and energetic activity instructors for a range of roles across our sites in 2023.

The Buzz Active Eastbourne team run sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, and paddlesport activities.

The Buzz Active Cuckmere team deliver kayak, open canoe, paddleboard, improvised rafting, Katakanu and XL SUP activities.

The Buzz Active Bushy Wood team operate a land-based activities for the local Scout and guide district and our own residential packages to schools and student groups from Bushy Wood Activity Centre.

Daily duties will include the setting up for and delivery of courses and sessions for the applicable qualifications held, maintenance and upkeep of the equipment, assistance with hire concessions and residential activities.

Development Instructors and assistant instructors

We are open to engaging with assistant instructors at our sites, RYA assistant instructors may apply to this role and are subject to Single Status 3 pay grading.

Senior instructors

RYA Senior and Experienced lead instructors across other sites will assist operations managers with the planning and deployment of the team, liaising with the chief instructor and operations manager in maintaining the equipment, and mentoring instructional team through the season. Paid at enhanced rates at Single Status 5 pay grading (please enquire)

A full season runs from March 21 to October 30. We are seeking Royal Yachting Association sailing instructor and/or windsurfing Start instructor for the 2022 season.

  • Full-time fixed term contracts March 20 until October 31.
  • Peak season fixed term contracts are also available from May 29 to August 31.

*Full season contracts have the option of annualised pay over 12 months from April-April.

A pattern of work will be established however some flexibility will be required. Weekend and evening working will be required as a part of the role and additional hours will be available on a claim’s basis.

Eastbourne site

To deliver Royal Yachting Association syllabus from our Eastbourne site we seek qualified RYA sailing and/ or windsurfing instructors with supporting qualifications.

Beneficial additional qualifications at this site include RYA Powerboat and British Canoeing paddle sport instructors.

Cuckmere valley site

To deliver British Canoeing paddle sport activities from our Cuckmere site we seek British canoeing qualified paddle sport instructors and Paddle Sport Leaders to deliver a range of paddle sport certification, and guides paddle tours on the Meander and in the Cuckmere Valley.

Beneficial additional qualifications:

BC core coach, sea kayak leader, touring leader among others. We are happy to discuss the range of qualifications as British Canoeing have a variety of specialist areas which may benefit the site offer.

Bushy Wood site

We are seeking those with at least two or more of the following.

GB Archery leader

Climbing Wall award or relevant experience for in house sign off.

Experience delivering team games and bush craft sessions

Bushy Wood team should also hold a Paddle sport qualification as they will be required to support activities at the site.

Beneficial additional qualifications:

NSRA small bore rifle instructor YPS, Any of the above qualifications.

Common qualifications required

All Qualifications must be supported by a valid first aid qualification suitable for the qualification held, a safeguarding module must have been completed by all applicants. RYA qualifications must have a Powerboat level 2 or Safety boat (for senior instructors)

Apply online or request an application pack.

Interviews will be held approx. 2 weeks after the deadline.

Interviews will be held at our Eastbourne site on Royal Parade. Interviews will be held with the recruiting manager and operations team. Please ensure you bring you qualifications and eligibility to work in the UK.

With three outdoor centres located in unique locations around Sussex running a variety of activities gives candidates opportunities to work across the business in supporting other sites.

A mainstay of the Eastbourne site is our RYA sailing and windsurfing junior club membership, this takes place twice weekly. We work closely with local sailing clubs and are open to the general public for private and group tuition.

At the Cuckmere we work closely with our partner paddle sport club at our Cuckmere location, offer private and group tuition and guided beach and river tours while operating a busy kayak and paddleboard hire concession on the meander.

At Bushy wood the range of activities on site includes climbing, high ropes, archery, air rifles, pioneering, bushcraft and fire lighting, orienteering on and offsite, shelter building and practical leadership tasks and games, in which we welcome team to gain inhouse and accredited qualification in order to support the site.

Buzz Active can offer Continual Professional Development (CPD). We run in-house and externally sourced instructor training courses including climbing, High ropes, bush craft skills, NSRA rifles instructor, archery GB instructor, RYA sailing and windsurfing and powerboat instructor. British canoeing paddle sport leader and paddle sport instructor qualifications.

Use of centre equipment is permitted on site for personal development and friends and family discounts apply to some courses and offers.

“For sharing your expertise”

We are passionate about sharing our expertise with the wide range of clients and giving positive and enriching outdoor learning experiences and opportunities to the whole community. If you feel you have what it takes to be part of a thriving and varied team delivering outdoor education and activity experiences in East Sussex, then why not Choose East Sussex!


For work that makes a difference


Additional information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.


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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1151/27962
  • Published: Mon 17/10/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/12/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £21,189 - £22,368 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne

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