sportscotland is looking for four highly motivated individuals who have a variety of outdoor experience for the Instructor Development Scheme (IDS) at the National Watersports Training Centre on the idyllic island of Cumbrae.
Starting from 1 March 2020 the scheme offers the opportunity of training, personal development and work experience. The scheme supports outdoor professionals, helping to develop their careers with the following: instructor awards, personal performance in a range of activities, experience and decision-making in the outdoors, coaching and leadership knowledge/understanding, outdoor industry career awareness and developing a personal philosophy to support a career within the watersports sector.
Throughout the IDS, you will have opportunities to gain experience, shadow instructors and attend courses including a broad range of assessment courses such as Paddlesports Instructor, Dinghy Instructor or Windsurfing Instructor. Opportunities are also provided to gain experience within the RYA cruising scheme up to Yachtmaster level. Much of Cumbrae’s work is training and assessing for Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Canoeing (BC) awards.
Due to the nature of the role, you should be a team player with good communication skills. Those selected will usually have basic National Governing Body (NGB) awards such as a Sailing, Paddlesport or Powerboat qualification, with an interest to obtain instructor qualifications.
Full details and application form can be found on the main sportscotland recruitment site.
Closing date: 15 December 2019