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RYA Senior Windsurfing Instructor

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1151/37341
  • Published: Mon 06/11/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/12/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £24,703 - £25,119 per annum (includes weekend working)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne

Job introduction


About the role

Do you want to work delivering water sport in East Sussex?

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

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

  • Eastbourne Beach for sail sports
  • Cuckmere Valley for paddle sport
  • 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 Windsurf and Sail qualified RYA senior instructor to support our Eastbourne seafront site in 2024.

The Buzz Active Eastbourne team run sailing, windsurfing, wing surf and foil, powerboating, and paddle sport activities on the sea, and a boating lake.

RYA Senior instructors 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.

A mainstay of the Eastbourne site is our RYA sailing and windsurfing 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. We are launching 'winging' in 2024, and are excited to be able to work with any candidate in upskilling in this area if required.

A full season runs from April 1 to October 31. We are seeking Royal Yachting Association sailing instructor and windsurfing Start instructor for the 2024 season.

RYA power boat , Wing surf and/ or Wing foil instructor qualifications are desirable but not essential. other beneficial additional qualifications at this site include British Canoeing paddle sport instructors. We champion opportunities to diversify and so qualifications to support activities at our other two sites are helpful.

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.

*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 worked over the seasonal annual contract total will be available as an additional claim.

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.

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.

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!

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests or request an application pack.

Interviews will be held within 2 weeks of 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.

If you have any questions please contact Richard Wilson - 01323 463300

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

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.


  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1151/37341
  • Published: Mon 06/11/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/12/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £24,703 - £25,119 per annum (includes weekend working)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne

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