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We’re hiring! Seasonal Instructors Wanted (x4)

Pinkston Watersports is home to Scotland’s only artificial white-water course; a community paddlesports centre with a clean water basin. As a charity, Pinkston works with a variety of people within the community as well as being open to the public for both paddlesports and dry land activities. These versatile roles require skills across a wide range of client groups, from birthday parties to small 1:2 ASN deliveries.a group of people on a boat

We need 4 more Seasonal Instructors to build our team – come and join us!  We are a fun, hardworking positive team delivering a wide range of sessions – we look forward to meeting you.

Pay: £11.50 per hour (£22,425.00 FTE/pro rata)

Responsible to: Senior Instructor/General Manager

Hours of duty: 20/30 hour contracts with additional hours June-September including weekends and evenings

Flexible working hours will be required

Location: Pinkston Watersports, 75 North Canal Bank street, G4 9XP

Length of contract: Staggered starts available April 1st 2023.

Staggered ends available October 30th 2023

Essential criteria:Staff Training!

  • ·Experience working in the outdoor industry
  • · Valid two-day first aid certificate
  • · Valid safeguarding training/certificate
  • · British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor (or equivalent)
  • · Experience in delivering dry land activities such as teambuilding and Bushcraft
  • · Subject to a suitable PVG disclosure check



Desirable criteria:

Experience and qualifications includinga group of people flying kites in the air

  • ·British Canoeing White Water Safety and Rescue
  • · British Canoeing White Water Kayak Leader
  • · Archery GB Instructor
  • · IRF/SRA Level 1 Raft Guide
  • · British Canoeing Introduction to PaddleAbility
  • · Driving license/ car
  • · Childcare experience/ qualification
  • · Knowledge and understanding of adverse childhood experiences


You will hold a British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor Award to be considered for this role. We are looking for people who have previous experience of working or volunteering with a wide range of clients such as care experienced young people, schools, families and adults/children with additional support needs. Our seasonal instructors need to be committed to excellent customer service and be passionate about sharing their love of paddling and outdoor activities with our clients.


Key responsibilities:

As a seasonal instructor, you will need to work well within our small team or instructors, admin staff and senior management.

You will be responsible for delivering safe and engaging outdoor activities across the site. Activities that you would be expected to deliver are flat water kayaking, whitewater kayaking (if you have sufficient experience/qualifications), stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, white-water tubing, raft building, archery, teambuilding and bushcraft.

Another aspect of this job role will involve upkeep and cleaning of the site, ensuring kit is safe and available to use and supporting maintenance staff.

To Apply: Please send us your CV and a cover letter to  Closing date Friday 10 February at noon.  Senior Instructor Niamh would be happy to answer any questions – just give her a call – 0141 332 5636

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