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Watersports Instructors

Neilson Active Holidays

Greece and Turkey

Competitive salary + accommodation + benefits




Whether you love that feeling of planing out of a carve gybe or hanging out on a wire, the passion you show for the sport you teach is key. As a qualified RYA Watersports Instructor you will work within a close team to deliver an activity programme to adults and children both on and off the water following the RYA syllabus.

Often a physically demanding role which involves carrying, rigging and lifting you will rotate responsibilities of instructing, safety cover, working the beach, being on rescue, and facilitating children's clubs throughout the day. 

We are really hot on getting our children's  clubs out on the water having fun so part of your role will be to actively help organise and run activities for children over 5 years. When the weather is bad and people are not able to go out on the water you will need to help create alternative activities and entertainment to amuse the guests. 

This is a hugely rewarding role whether you are teaching a beginner dinghy group to successfully navigate around a triangular course, or get a group of intermediate windsurfers planing, there is no doubt you will get a great amount of personal satisfaction seeing your guests achieve their goals.


If you would like to apply for a position will need to have a minimum of an RYA instructors qualification in either Dinghy sailing or Windsurfing and hold a First Aid and Powerboat Level 2 certificate. You will also need to have an approachable and friendly attitude, ability to work well within a team, and be willing to assist in any other duties if necessary.

Why work for us?

Neilson is dedicated to providing active holidays, in the winter with our ski & snowboard programme and in the summer with our land and water-based activities. From beginners to experts alike, we make active holidays really accessible. Neilson are the Active Holiday Experts.

  • We have over three decades of experience in operating active holidays worldwide and offer customers accommodation in hotels, chalets and Neilson-run hotels, self-catering studios, apartments and afloat on yachts and gullets.
  • Our summer programme is renowned for its long-standing relationship with the Royal Yachting Association, the National Governing Body for sailing, windsurfing and powerboating in the UK.
  • We are a company which recognises the importance of our staff and in January 1998, we were the first major tour operator to achieve the 'Investor in People' award which is a symbol of our commitment to the development of our staff.
  • Our aim is to provide "exceptional service from exceptional people" so you can be assured of the highest standards of training and support throughout your career with us.

Who we want?

We're looking for naturally friendly people who have a passion for learning and looking after guests, who really believe they can make a great contribution to our award winning team.

Go-getters who want to achieve, who like to have fun. People who look after themselves and take pride in their appearance. Those with the right attitude as well as aptitude.

All Neilson staff, whatever their role, will come into regular contact with our guests and other staff, and should possess strong yet natural interpersonal skills. We're looking for warm, enthusiastic and approachable types, so that our guests always feel welcome and confident that every element of their holiday are being delivered by people that care. The way we look after our guests (and each other) is a vital element in the delivery of our holidays.

With Neilson, you'll also be expected to be passionate about the range of activities available. We're looking for individuals who demonstrate a desire to get involved, further their skills, and share their enthusiasm and expertise with our guests.If you think you see yourself in the above, then we'd love to hear from you.

What we offer?

Summer roles are available at various resorts in Greece and Turkey, where we operate BeachClub and flotilla holidays. Activities on offer include sailing, windsurfing, biking, kayaking, fitness, tennis and diving. We offer our guests beginner's courses, advanced coaching or simply the freedom to sail, bike or dive with our superb range of equipment.

Full Season roles are available from March/April/May through to November, to include a period of pre-season training and preparation and post-season close down.

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