Lead Watersports Instructor

Fancy working outside in the glorious summer sunshine? Have a passion for watersports? Want to put your leadership skills to the test? We may have the perfect role for you. Come and work as a lead watersports instructor at the Lensbury hotel with our superb, dedicated, close-knit team.

About Us:

The Lensbury is a part of the London and Regional Hotels Group, who have a portfolio of over 17,000 bedrooms worldwide; including City Centre, Country Estates, and Resort destinations.

The Lensbury is a beautiful and unique property situated by Teddington Lock, Middlesex, and was constructed in the early 1930’s. It is set within 25 acres of landscaped grounds, and our facilities include a 4* Hotel, a Conference Centre, onsite Dining, Weddings, Events and Special Occasions, leisure activities including Rugby, Tennis, Watersports and Spa facilities, and a premium leisure members club and gym, with a 25 metre swimming pool.

The Lensbury truly is a piece of the countryside in the Heart of Teddington.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the chief instructor in delivering both on and off the water activities; including sailing, paddle sports, dragon boating and raft building.
  • Run a variety of activities including big corporate teambuilding events, activity days for summer camps and kids clubs.
  • You will be in charge of the watersports team in the absence of the chief instructor
  • Maintain a high level of customer care at all times to ensure an optimum service to all.
  • Follow all Lensbury policies and procedures.

What we are looking for?

  • Must hold a valid DBS certification
  • Must have a senior instructor qualification
  • Must have either a dinghy instructor or a kayak coach qualification
  • Experience in working with children and young people
  • Be computer Literate
  • Bright personality with excellent customer service skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work on initiative and prepared to accept responsibility.
  • Excellent team player
  • Good health & safety knowledge
  • First Aid qualification is preferable

Terms & Conditions:

  • Fixed term contract, March –October 2020
  • 30 hours per week
  • Competitive Salary


  • Uniform provided.
  • Free meals whilst on duty.
  • Use of some leisure facilities including swimming & gym.
  • Paid annual leave of 4 x weekly contracted hours + Bank Holiday entitlement
  • Non-contributory pension scheme and BUPA on service criteria.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Staff accommodation may be available

Please note due to volume of CV’s, if you have not been contacted within 10 days of your application, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted on this occasion.


To apply please email your cover letter and CV to Personnel@Lensbury.com

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