Working as a Paddlesports Instructor

  • Paddlesports Instructor

Combine your passion for paddling with leading land-based activity sessions.

As a PGL Paddlesports / Activity Instructor, you will split your time between leading paddling sessions and taster activity sessions in our core land based activities. Depending on the location of your centre, you could be teaching groups on rivers, natural lakes or on-site purpose built paddlesports lakes. The Paddlesports Instructor role is a fantastic opportunity to develop your all-round outdoor leadership skills in a supportive environment with plenty of scope for future training and qualifications. 

 Start dates: From February 2019; Minimum contract: 12 weeks 

The Paddlesports Instructor job offers you an excellent first step in the industry if you are a British Cannoeing Level 1 paddler, or if you have an interest in working with children and gaining the British Canoeing Level 1, PGL will put you through the qualification. For more information on PGL's Paddlesports roles contact the Recruitment team (recruitment@pgl.co.uk).

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Key Responsibilities

As a PGL Paddlesports Instructor, you will split your time between leading paddling sessions and taster activity sessions in our core land based activities. Depending on the location of your centre, you could be teaching groups on rivers, natural lakes or on-site purpose built paddlesports lakes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your all-round outdoor leadership skills in a supportive environment with plenty of scope for future training and qualifications. including training in the delivery of our land-based activities. If you hold the older BC coaching awards, please also give us a call.

Learning and Development

All of our Paddlesports / Activity Instructors undergo a comprehensive training programme when they first join PGL, including the opportunity to obtain a BC Level 1 for those who do not already hold the qualification. To ensure you're happy and confident in your new role, you will be enrolled on to our 9 day pre-employment Activity Instructor training and selection course (usually at our Boreatton Park centre in Shropshire).  Training courses are free of charge providing you complete your contract of employment with PGL. You will have to pay for your assessment and membership of the relevant National Governing Body.

As a Paddlesports/Activity Instructor, you'll work towards your Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership which forms part of our Apprenticeship Programme. You will also have the opportunity to gain further BC qualifications.

Staff Package

PGL offer a competitive wage along with an industry leading food and accommodation package for residential roles.

Your wage will be dependent on a range of factors such as age, role, location, hours of work, qualifications and experience.

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Key PGL Facts

Key PGL Facts

Need more convincing to apply? Surely not, but if so – here are a few ‘must know’ key facts:

  • we employ over 3,000 people every year
  • over 400,000 guests visit a PGL centre every year
  • we are experienced! We have been providing activity holidays since 1957, more than 60 years!
  • we have the most competitive staff package
  • we are the employer of choice within the outdoor activity industry!