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Senior Paddlesport Coach - Leam Boat Centre - £17,000–20,000pa pr

Senior Paddlesport Coach

Leam Boat Centre

£17,000 – 20,000 per annum – pro rata dependent on experience


Mill Gardens, Mill Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1BE

For a bright, enthusiastic and hard working paddler, this is a great opportunity to join our team on a full time seasonal contract running from 1st March – 30th October. You will be required to work flexibly with a minimum of alternate weekends and some evenings. For an ambitious and hard-working candidate there may be the opportunity to increase to a permanent post.

As a senior paddlesport coach you will be a role model for the part time coaching staff and take an active role in their development. You will take a leading role in the planning and delivery of a wide range of sessions across different disciplines (Canoe, Kayak, SUP). We deliver a large programme of courses and sessions which include school groups, children's paddlepower scheme, qualification courses and training, birthday parties and adult weekends away.

As part of your role you will work alongside the management team and deck crew to make sure the day to day running of the centre is looked after. This includes ensuring the boat hire operation runs smoothly and safely, customer enquiries are dealt with quickly and professionally and to keep the business clean, tidy and presentable. The role is a physical job and you will need to be fit and strong. 

The ideal candidate would be someone that's hard-working, friendly and willing to get stuck in! You will need to be confident with both customers and staff, and have a professional approach to work.

Essential Qualities:

Enthusiasm towards paddlesport

UKCC Level 1 Coach, ideally Level 2 or working towards this level

First class telephone manner and interpersonal skills

Customer service experience – centre experience

Good level of computer literacy and numeracy

Able to work under own initiative and within a team

Reliable, organised, and able to work under pressure

Hold a mature and responsible attitude to work



Desirable Qualities:

Evidence of success in a previous supervisory or leadership role

Practical maintenance skills, any mechanical, electrical or carpentry experience

4 Star Awards – whitewater, open canoe or sea

Full driving licence & own transport


Successful candidates are required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure at the company’s expense.  To apply please email your CV and covering letter to If you require more information please feel free to call us for an informal chat on 01926 88 99 28.

Closing date for applications: 20th December 2018

Start Date – March 2019

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