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SUP instructors

SUP Bristol is recruiting passionate and enthusiastic stand up paddleboarding instructors for our 2018 season. Full time and part time opportunities available.

We’re an award winning stand up paddleboarding school based in the incredible city of Bristol. We’re a small friendly team and looking for people who share our passion of paddling and introducing new people to the outdoors.

We’ll post more information as soon as the season ends in October. In the meantime, if you’re interested please call for a chat or send us your CV by email. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Freelance instructor

We are:

  • passionate about being outside and active
  • enthusiastic about getting people into sport
  • fun, confident and approachable
  • accommodating, encouraging and motivating
  • committed to personal development

You’ll be:

  • interested in people
  • a great listener
  • able to work in lead and assistant roles
  • passionate about increasing participation in sport
  • able to work with people of all ages, abilities and attitudes
  • understanding of the nature of working in Bristol Harbour
  • experienced in paddleboarding
  • aged 18+
  • Available full / part time from April to Sep inclusive

You will have (or be willing to attain prior to starting work with us)

WSA Foundation SUP Instructor or
UKCC Level One with SUP Module or
ASI Level Two or
BSUPA Level One plus
Current first aid certificate

Your role:

Lead and assist SUP Bristol sessions. The majority of our work is on weekends and evenings. Full time, part time and freelance roles available.

What does this entail?

  • checking and preparing equipment pre-session
  • welcoming clients and completing necessary paperwork
  • land briefing
  • leading/supporting paddling activities and skills development
  • motivating and managing the group
  • skills demonstrations
  • land debrief
  • checking and returning equipment

Why work with us?

  • comprehensive training
  • great rates of pay
  • support to develop
  • a summer on the water
  • Use of SUP Bristol equipment
  • great discounts on new equipment
  • previous staff have gone on to full time outdoor work in incredible places!

Application process and dates:

What When
Email us at [email protected] with your CV and a brief covering letter (maximum 1 page letter) outlining your skills, experience and passions that make you a great asset for SUP Bristol ASAP
Receive invite to attend induction day with other potential instructors. Opportunity for us to get to know you and you to get to know us. This will hopefully be the start of us working together. Spring 2018
Work for SUP Bristol April to October

Feel free to contact us for a chat before you apply.