CHIEF INSTRUCTOR (YACHTS)

Job Title: 

Chief Instructor (Yachts)

Location:  

Greece

Department: 

Yacht Team

Dates: 

Annual Contract

Reports to: 

Yacht Operations Manager

Salary: 

Up to 30K Pro-Rata (Net) + Accommodation, flights, food + great overall package

Job Role Summary:

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle! Spend the summer season based in one of our beautiful Beachclub resorts where it’s all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You’ll be working hard, but the work is fun, and there’s always plenty of time to play!

You’ll be able to interact well with guests, other team members and locals alike, but you will also need to be motivated by a challenge and ready deal with any problems, albeit at sea or back at base.

If you’re an experienced Yachtmaster Instructor, great! If you’re a newly qualified Instructor, no problem. We’ll provide all the additional training required to run our RYA training courses. As long as you’re confident and outgoing with a passion for people, the role of Chief Instructor could be for you!

You’ll be based in Greece where we have two sailing centres in Vounaki and Sivota. Both are equally stunning with a choice of yacht flotilla routes for all abilities and levels of experience.

We’ll cover your accommodation, bills & food in the package and also provide exciting opportunities to work with us all year round! If this sounds good to you, then why not bring your mechanical knowledge and skills and apply to the Neilson yacht team?

We are always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our fantastic team! People who can build rapport with ease and always give our guests confidence in the fact that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • To manage all aspects of delivering the RYA Training in accordance with company procedures, the Neilson brochure and local regulations
  • Working as part of a team to provide an enjoyable and safe training experience for guests of all abilities following the Neilson programme
  • To mentor and coach new instructors to maintain a high standard of instruction
  • To ensure that all yachts comply with RYA regulations and guidelines
  • To manage the maintenance and housekeeping of the training yachts, to ensure efficient operation at all times
  • To ensure a high standard of safety for guests and staff is maintained at all times
  • To maintain effective communication with Yacht Manager
  • To provide all necessary information and briefings to guests for the optimisation of their holiday experience
  • Be prepared to move between different resorts according to operational needs
  • Be flexible in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties within reason as requested by your manager

These are the primary accountabilities; however, these may vary according to your resort.

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience required:

  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
  • First Aid certificate that is valid for the duration of your contract – This should be a minimum 6-hour practical course providing a certificate that is valid in the workplace
  • Educated to GCSE standard
  • VHF license
  • Experience of working as part of a small team
  • Experience in a leadership role
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Tangible experience of skippering yachts

Personal Qualities:

  • Mature approach and attitude to work
  • Ability to solve problems and work under pressure
  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Able to communicate well with guests and staff of all ages
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • Organised
  • Clean and tidy appearance

I’ve had a great summer working with the Yacht Team! I’ll be back again next year!

No day is ever the same. It’s amazing getting to live and work in such a cool place!