Job Opportunities

Waterski and Wakeboard Instructor / Supervisor

Saturday 10th September 2022

Term: Mid May - Early November, 6 months
Closing Date: Mid May

We are looking for enthusiastic Water Ski and Wakeboard Instructors to join our team and deliver fun, engaging and safe lessons to guests of all ages and abilities at a Members Only Club on the beautiful island of Zakynthos. Opportunity to gain the necessary qualifications pre season. 

Skills and Experience ...

  • A minimum of 1 year / season experience of driving & coaching
  • International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
  • Confident swimmer
  • Proven experience of coaching in a watersports centre
  • Proven experience of coaching children

Qualifications ...

  • Ski Boat Driver Level 2 (SBD2)
  • BWSW Level 1

Certifications...

  • First Aid Certificate
  • DBS 
  • Safeguarding Certifcate 

Organisation: The Peligoni Club

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WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD INSTRUCTORS

Monday 26th September 2022

Term: September - November

What if we told you it’s possible to spend your entire summer driving the best boats in the business, riding daily, and spreading your passion for the sport? Well, you can! A summer season working with Neilson on the Waterski and Wakeboard team is the best job in the world!

Ideally, we’re looking for full season instructors (usually from April through to November). We’ll consider candidates with shorter dates of availability, but operationally those with a combination of the best dates and qualifications will always take preference.

Picture yourself on an idyllic sandy beach in the hot Greek sun or at the foot of the mountains in one of Croatia’s most significant national parks; this would be your office! A season with Neilson allows you to work in unique locations overseas while dedicating your days to shredding on glassy water (no wetsuits required!)

As a member of Neilson’s ski team, you are the rock stars of the resort. Your role is to look after guests of all abilities out on the water, ranging from complete beginners to seasoned pros. Whether you’re putting their skis on for the first time ever or teaching them their next invert on a wakeboard, every day brings a new reward. 

A day in the life on the Ski Team:

One of the first teams in the resort to get started, as the sun rises, you will be setting up the operation, bringing equipment down, warming up the boats for the day ahead and maybe “testing the water” yourselves before guests arrive! 

Generally, the days are spent coaching or driving on the calm flat waters of the med, passing on your passion and knowledge to newbies and pros alike. Water-skiing, Wakeboarding, Mono-skiing, Wake-skating, Knee-boarding and even Wake Surfing (yes, Neilson offer wake surfing behind their fleet of GS20s!), we coach it all. 

Although we work hard, we play even harder! Anytime gaps appear throughout the morning, you can be sure to find us making use of the gorgeous conditions, improving our own riding at every opportunity. An early start means an early finish. Usually, by mid-afternoon, the ski team have packed up and will polish off the working day with a cold beer in hand. 

For the rest of the afternoon, whether it’s a game of social tennis followed by flying around on a windsurf, going on a road trip and exploring the hidden gems of the country, or simply getting wedged in at the bar before the daily staff vs Guest volleyball tournament, the time is yours.  So what next? 

If you’ve got the passion, we’ve got the opportunity! A ski boat driver qualification (SBD2) is the minimum requirement for a position on the team; however, the BWSW Level 1 and UKCC Level 2 coaching qualifications provide you with the perfect tools for the job. 

Apart from the qualifications, an engagement with the current Wakeboard and Waterski world is a bonus as a day rarely goes by without a Matt Crowhurst or Shaun Murray YouTube wakeboard tutorial,  or maybe Freddie Winter’s most recent slalom run being broadcast by the ski team at the bar. 

In summary… Yes, spending the summer driving and coaching in breath-taking locations is an excellent aspect of the job, but what makes the summer extra special is working alongside like-minded, lifelong friends and making unforgettable memories together. Although your skill-set is essential, with Neilson Active Holidays, it’s also about personality. We’re always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our brilliant team.

People who can build rapport with ease and provide our guests with confidence in the fact that every element of their holiday is delivered by people who care. So what are you waiting for? Apply now for the best job in the world! You won’t regret it!

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • To be well presented with a professional attitude at all times
  • To maintain an excellent standard of customer service
  • To deliver an excellent water ski/wakeboard programme that follows the BWSW syllabus
  • To rotate within the team and to take responsibility for coaching, driving and spotting
  • You’ll greet the guests on the pontoon, take bookings and to prepare people for their tow
  • To ensure the highest standard of health and safety is adhered to and that guests are coached on the effective/safe use of all equipment
  • To take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair and security of all Neilson equipment
  • To ensure that the appearance of the pontoon and waterski Centre always meets guest expectations
  • The ability to work well, both independently and as part of the team
  • To set up, pack up, and assist all guests using our equipment and facilities each day
  • To assist the set-up of the beach/hotel at the start of the season and the pack down of the resort at the end of the season
  • To assist in the organisation and hosting of social events, delivering briefings and always be happy to interact with guests at all times
  • To be prepared to move between different resorts according to the operational needs of the business and to fulfil your contractual end date
  • To be flexible in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties as requested by your manager

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • British Water Ski Federation (UKCC) Level 2 Instructor or equivalent
  • British Water Ski Federation (BWSW) Ski Boat Driver Award (SBD2) or equivalent 
  • 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 or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a waterski/wakeboard environment would be desirable
  • The ability to confidently hold a conversation in English

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to deliver fun, engaging, safe and informative Waterski and Wakeboard sessions
  • Skilled ski boat driver – Please note: Permission to drive ski boats in Greece is subject to local legislation
  • Knowledge of the BWSF syllabus
  • Knowledge of the current waterski and wakeboard industry (desirable)
  • Ability to effectively communicate with guests of all ages, management, and other staff
  • Ability to work well within a team and maintain effective working relationships
  • Able to work well using your own initiative and to follow both verbal and written instructions accurately

Personal Qualities:

  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • Clean and tidy appearance

To apply for this role, please use the following link:

https://jobs.neilson.co.uk/summer-jobs/waterski-wakeboard-instructor-job-description

 

Organisation: Neilson Active Holidays

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SKI BOAT DRIVER

Monday 26th September 2022

Term: September - November

What if we told you it’s possible to spend your entire summer driving the best boats in the business, riding daily, and spreading your passion for the sport? Well, you can! 

A summer season working with Neilson on the Waterski and Wakeboard team is the best job in the world!

Ideally, we’re looking for full season qualified Ski Boat Drivers (usually from April through to November). We’ll consider candidates with shorter dates of availability, but operationally those with a combination of the best dates and qualifications will always take preference.

Picture yourself on an idyllic sandy beach in the hot Greek sun or at the foot of the mountains in one of Croatia’s most significant national parks; this would be your office! A season with Neilson allows you to work in unique locations overseas while dedicating your days to shredding on glassy water (no wetsuits required!)

As a member of Neilson’s ski team, you are the rock stars of the resort. Your role is to look after guests of all abilities out on the water, ranging from complete beginners to seasoned pros. Whether you’re putting their skis on for the first time ever or teaching them their next invert on a wakeboard, every day brings a new reward. 

We are always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to 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 be professional in appearance and attitude at all times
  • Maintain an excellent standard of customer service
  • Drive the Waterski Boats in a safe, efficient, and effective manner conducive to teaching beginners through to advanced guests – Please note: Permission to drive ski boats in Greece is subject to local legislation 
  • Assist with the delivery of waterski/wakeboard coaching following the BWSW syllabus and Neilson waterfront programme
  • Rotate responsibility within the team for driving, spotting, taking bookings, coaching, and preparing guests for their session
  • To communicate effectively with the beach team to ensure a high standard of safety at all times
  • Take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair and security of Neilson equipment and the pleasing appearance of Neilson sites to ensure the meeting of guest expectations.
  • Work as part of a team to set up, pack up, and proactively provide assistance to all guests using the equipment each day.
  • To practically help with the set up of the centre at the start of the season and the pack down of the resort at the end of the season.
  • Help organise and host social events, deliver briefings and generally interact with guests at all times
  • Be prepared to move between different resorts according to the operational needs of the business to fulfil your contractual end date
  • Be flexible in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties, within reason, as requested by your manager according to training you have been given

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • British Water Ski & Wakeboard – Ski Boat Driver Level 2 (SBD2) or equivalent
  • 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 or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a waterski/wakeboard environment (desirable)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

  • Ability to deliver fun, engaging, safe and informative Waterski and Wakeboard sessions
  • Skilled in ski boat driving 
  • Knowledge of the BWSW syllabus
  • Knowledge of the current waterski and wakeboard industry
  • Ability to effectively communicate with guests of all ages, management, and other staff
  • Ability to work well within a team and maintain effective working relationships
  • Able to work on own initiative and follow verbal and written instructions
  • The ability to confidently hold a conversation in English

Personal Qualities:

  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • Clean and tidy appearance

 To apply for this role, please use the following link: 

https://jobs.neilson.co.uk/summer-jobs/ski-boat-driver-job-description

Organisation: Neilson Active Holidays

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Experienced Wakeboard/Water Ski coach

Saturday 28th January 2023

Term: 6 Months/Full Time

Experienced wakeboarder/waterskier to join our team at one of Europes premier watersports facilities. 

  • Driving, Coaching waterskiing and wakeboarding from beginner to an advanced level 

  • Driving tubes and performing safety briefings 

  • Taking bookings managing payments from customers 

  • Basic day to day maintenance of the boats 

  • General maintenance of water-sports department

Benefits: 

  • Competitive pay package 
  • Free wakeboard and waterskiing tows 
  • Free Gym membership and use of local spa and golf courses 

Skills and Experience:

  • You will need to be fun, enthusiastic and contentious with a passion for working in the water- ski industry

  • Previous experience working in a commercial club is preferred but not essential

  • Will need to be able wakeboard or waterski to a reasonable level

Ideal Requirements

The above qualifications are required to work as one of our team however, we can help contribute towards any missing qualifications for the right candidate.

Organisation: Lakeside Ski & Wake

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