We are hiring watersports instructors for September 2022

We are hiring for our watersports centre for September 2022

  • Watersports Instructors (sailing, kayaking, SUP, windsurfing) - part-time for September 2022

The Role:  

As watersports instructor at Surfdock you will be delivering sessions to our customers for group sessions like kids birthday parties, school tours, hen/stag parties, corporate and team events as well as lessons in paddleboarding, kayaking and windsurfing (depending on your qualifications).

During September we are running school tours Monday to Friday and other group sessions at the weekends or in the evening. We are looking for part-time instructors that are available to work mid-week and/or weekends and evenings. Applicants who are college students might be able to work hours around lectures.

All session will be delivered in line with Covid-19 regulations that apply at the time.

What we are looking for in a candidate:  


You need to be an instructor in at least one of the watersports we teach (paddleboarding, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking).

Your first aid certificate (Rec 3 or higher) has to be in date.

You have completed the Safeguarding 1 Child Protection Module.

You have completed a Manual Handling Course.

Ideally you have a powerboat certificate but it is not mandatory.


You have a passion for teaching and working with children as well as adults. Previous experience working with children, on summer camps and leading groups are an advantage.

All our sessions are structured to be fun for the participants, so in the sport you teach you will be responsible for the session plan including the games you want to play, challenges you want to give the participants etc.

You are confident being in charge of a group of customers of any age.

All successful candidates will be garda vetted and Covid-19 training will be completed before work commences.

What we offer:  

We have been running our watersports school and shop in the Grand Canal Dock for 30 years and pride ourselves in excellent customer service and working conditions for our staff. We are a family run business, all members of our team are passionate about watersports which enables us to offer the best possible service to our customers.

We offer competitive salaries and guaranteed hours.

We have a team of instructors working together and the diverse nature of our sessions offer successful candidates the opportunity to gain extensive experience in delivering a variety of sessions in a host of different sports.

Full company and location specific training will be provided at the start of the contract.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary
Contract length: 1 month
Part-time hours: 20-30 per week

Salary: From €12.50 per hour


  • Store discount


  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

Application question(s):

  • Please let us know your availability during the month of September 2022. What other commitments do you have (college, other jobs etc) and how does that impact on your availability?


  • watersports instructing: 1 year (preferred)


  • Watersports Instructor Qualification (required)
  • Rec 3 First Aid (preferred)

Expected start date: 03/09/2022