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R163 - Instructor Development Programme

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Posted: 19/01/2021 09:15
Salary: £1,025.51 per month
Location: Plas Menai
Level: All Vacancies
Deadline: 08/02/2021 12:00
Hours: 37
Benefits: Standard
Job Type: Full Time

Instructor Development Programme

Location: Sport Wales National Outdoor Centre – Plas Menai, Caernarfon.


Working Hours: 

The programme is flexible and you will receive an allowance to cover the hours that you work. This is set on on an average working week of 37 hours and includes 23 hours of paid work and personal development.

Initially the programme will run for 6 months with the possibility of it being extended in line with operational need for a further 6 months if you have demonstrated the correct attitude and gained the correct qualifications.


Who we are:

Sport Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales.  We are the main adviser on sporting matters to the Welsh Government and are responsible for distributing National Lottery funds. We aim to not only improve the level of sports participation at grassroots level but also provide our aspiring athletes with the support required to compete successfully on the world stage. 

Plas Menai is our National Outdoor Centre for Wales. We have been training Watersports Instructors for over 35 years. Many have gone on to work within the industry, both in the UK and further afield as well as some of the biggest UK National Governing Bodies for Sport.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Sport Wales. Further information on this can be found in our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement here.  

We are a progressive employer that offers excellent employee benefits and promotes a healthy work life balance, offering a range of flexible approaches to support you.  

Language skills (bilingualism & multilingualism) are desirable characteristics across all roles within Sport Wales. We are passionate about promoting the use of Welsh language and, as part of our development programme, give everyone the opportunity to learn welsh if they wish to do so, offering learning programmes from beginner right through to fluent. 


How you'll contribute:

We are looking for individuals with a passion for the Outdoors.

We are currently recruiting keen and enthusiastic people at Plas Menai who are looking for a personal development opportunity which could lead to a career in the Outdoor Adventurous Activity industry.  This is a paid programme that also includes an element of personal development, on the job experience and the opportunity of gaining more industry recognised qualifications.

As part of the Instructor Development Team, you will get the opportunity of participating in a number of centre-based roles.  These include assisting to run water and shore-based activity programmes, centre front of house duties (reception), acting as evening and night duty officer, keeping the centre clean and tidy and assisting in the maintenance of the centre’s equipment.


Who you'll work with:

You will be working with some of the most experienced and talented Trainers, Coaches and Instructors working in the Industry who will act as your mentors and support you through your programme.

As part of the team, you will support and deliver a wide range of water and shore-based activities and theory courses.  Our customers come from all over the UK and further afield aged from 8-80 years old.


What you'll need:

We are looking for candidates who hold at least one recognised National Governing Body Instructor qualification in the outdoor adventurous sport field,

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable, although not essential.

If you have the presence and personality to work in a high performing team as well as the passion and drive to succeed, then we would love to hear from you.


What happens next:

For further information please visit our website

For a job description in English, please click here and for a job description in Welsh, please click here

For more information on the role please email


Closing date:

12:00 Noon Monday 8th of February


Provisional Interview date:

Week Commencing 15th of February 2021




Currently we have no job opportunities available for our on site swimming pool 

As one of the largest and busiest residential Outdoor Activity Centres in the UK we pride ourselves on the dedication of our team of instructors and shore-based staff, who support and deliver a fantastic experience to everybody coming through the doors.

If you are enthusiastic about the outdoors and want to join our team, please check back here regularly for any job vacancies. Job opportunities will also be posted on our social media pages.


Instructional Development Programme

Plas Menai offers paid work placements of between 6 and 11 months providing you with valuable experience and additional outdoor instructor qualifications. 

The programme is open to anyone who holds at least one water-based instructor qualification. It includes a PAID monthly living allowance and full board and accommodation. Find more information here.

Freelance Instructors

During busy periods we do use freelance instructors. If you would like to be considered as part of our freelance instructor pool, please contact the Centre on 0300 300 3112 and ask for the Operations Manager or Chief Instructor.