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Sailing Instructors


France & Spain

Competitive + meals, free uniform, transport provided to centre from a UK departure point; accommodation available

Various Start Dates

End of August 2015


Want to get paid to sail in the sun?

PGL, the UK's leading provider of activity holidays for children, have opportunities for qualified RYA Sailors to join the staff team in 2015 and work at one of our market-leading activity centres in either the South of France or Spain.

PGL has been introducing young people to exhilarating watersports for over 50 years and operate RYA recognised teaching establishments in France and Spain. We are looking for people who can share their passion for the water with our young guests and inspire, motivate and reassure.

PGL uses Laser Picos and Funboats, Toppers and Topper Taz, RS Feva and RS Visions, and Hobie 15 catamarans. Based either at Mimosa or La Fosca, both residential activity centres with idyllic seafront locations, you’ll introduce visiting school groups to sailing from the uncrowded beaches on the beautiful Languedoc or Costa Brava coast.

You'll pick up numerous transferable skills for your CV including group communication, confidence, resourcefulness and how to handle situations as they arise. We offer a competitive wage, free meals, free uniform, accommodation package and access to training and qualification opportunities including NVQs and Apprenticeships. Positions are available to start now, contracted until the end of August.


To work as a Sailing Instructor you do need to hold a minimum of your Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Seamanship award.

As well as your sailing experience, we’re looking for people bursting with enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and lots of energy!

Successful applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure, which PGL will pay for. 

You need to possess the legal right to live and work in the UK to be considered for this position.


PGL is the UK's market leading provider of activity holidays and study courses for young people.

For over 400,000 children every year, a PGL holiday means the adventure of a lifetime. We employ a team of 2,500 vibrant, energetic staff each year to make that happen. We've been offering young guests the experience of a lifetime since 1957 and now operate at 24 locations across the UK, France and Spain.From activity instructors to children's group leaders and catering staff to administrators, you'll find an amazing range of positions to choose from. Whether you're looking for a rewarding career or simply a one-off exciting adventure, PGL has positions for everyone's skills and talents.Jobs available include:
  • Watersports and Land-based Activity Instructors Group Leaders
  • Catering roles
  • Housekeeping roles
  • Drivers
  • French speaking Tour Leaders
  • Administrators
  • Reps and Group Co-ordinators
  • Operational support roles plus many more
Working with PGL gives you the chance to work with people from around the globe, make more friends, enhance your CV and live in some stunning locations.

With positions available at our centres in the UK and Northern France from January to the end of November while our centres in Southern France and Spain operating from mid April to September, we have the flexibility to accommodate most requests for the contract length that you desire.A job with PGL is ideal if you're looking for exciting employment in between ski seasons, an enjoyable and rewarding way to spend part of your gap year, wishing to start or further your outdoor industry or tourism career, or maybe you simply want to work with like-minded people in a supportive environment where the emphasis is on fun.

Apply now to join our staff team and make 2015 your PGL season!

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