Watersports Activity Instructors


Apply as an activities Instructor for next summer season by registering interest with South West lakes Trust!

We can offer:

-Guaranteed hours throughout the summer season
-Access to NGB/In-house qualifications, training and professional development
-Further development if you return for consecutive seasons
-Free access to on-site activities equipment to use for personal development
-Pay scale to reflect your qualifications and instructor capabilities

Email recruitment@swlakestrust.org.uk or call 01566 771930 for more information.


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How did you find us?

Sarah Hallett

I spent 10 years working in the retail and sales industry, across a range of outlets – New Look, McDonalds, Dorothy Perkins, Clinton Cards where I worked my way to assistant manager and completed my NVQ L2 in retail. After taking two years out to have my babies and moving from Saltash to Broadwoodwidger I decided I didn’t want to go back into the industry so started volunteering at Roadford with a dim view of maybe becoming a kayaking instructor (I used to kayak when I was a youth). Phil discovered what my background was and persuaded me to take the receptionist job with a promise of helping get instructor tickets. I spent 18 months learning how to sail, funded by Cornwall Marine Network, before qualifying as a dinghy instructor last June. Whilst learning to sail I gained tickets in the high ropes, indoor climbing, archery and safety boat, whilst taking on more jobs in the Roadford office, and helping train other staff in different admin areas.


Chief Instructor

Take a leading role in delivering our exciting programme of water and land-based activities in the south west! We are looking for Chief Instructors at our sites on a range of contracts, to lead our team of dedicated industry professionals in providing an exciting range of activities. Work with our wider Activity Team to find new and unique ways to encourage customers to try something new!

We are currently looking for Chief Instructors at Upper Tamar Lake and Roadford Lake.

We offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay for the industry
  • Support in gaining wider NGB qualifications
  • Free access to equipment for your personal development.
  • Discounts at our other sites, including cafes and gift shops
  • A chance to become part of the largest combined provider of outdoor activities in the South West

What you need:

  • RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor and/or Senior Windsurfing Instructor
  • Powerboat qualification to safety boat level.
  • Previous experience of working in the watersports industry in a senior role.

Please email recruitment@swlakestrust.org.uk for more information.