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We are currently recruiting for the following posts:

  • Shift Supervisor
  • Dragon Boat Helms (training can be provided if you are not yet qualified)
  • Canoe, kayak and SUP coaches for sessional work, particularly evenings and weekends

More info on all the posts below…

Vacancy:  Shift Supervisor

£21,000 – 25,000 per annum – dependent on experience

For a bright, enthusiastic and hard working paddler, this is a great opportunity to join our team as a permanent staff member. This contract starts mid March and runs to the end of October, however this could become a permanent, 12 month position for the right candidate. 

This is a full time, 5 day a week contract – however due to the seasonal nature of the business you will work more hours in the peak summer period and less over the other months.

This is one role which combines responsibility for 2 key areas.

Shift Supervisor.

You will work alongside a manager, coaches and deck crew to ensure the professional day to day running of the whole centre. This includes overseeing the below areas:

  • Paddle sport program and all coaches/ deck crew. Handling customer enquiries in an efficient and professional manner whether by phone, email or in person.
  • Public boat hire set up, (row boats, pedalos, canoes, kayaks and sups); issuing customer tickets and equipment, supervising younger deck staff, and managing cash up procedures.
  • Assisting in paddle sport retail shop, serving customers and handling enquiries;
  • Ensuring ice cream shop is stocked and running smoothly;
  • Ensuring business is kept, clean, tidy, and operating in a safe and professional manner. 

 

Paddle sport Coach

As a paddle sport coach you will help plan, schedule and deliver a wide range of sessions across different disciplines (Canoe, Kayak, SUP). We offer a large programme of courses and sessions which include school groups, children’s lessons, birthday parties, qualification courses and training, and some weekend trips away. 

Essential Qualities:

  • Enthusiasm towards paddle sport
  • At least a years experience running paddle sports sessions
  • British Canoeing Paddle Sport Instructor Qualification or higher
  • Customer service experience
  • Good level of computer literacy and numeracy
  • Reliable, organised, and able to work under pressure at peak times
  • Hold a mature and responsible attitude to work
  • Full driving licence & own transport

Desirable Qualities:

We look for a strong secondary skill in all our applicants. For example these could be:

  • Excellence in a paddle sport discipline or Coach Educator Qualifications
  • Any leadership qualifications – Whitewater, open canoe, touring or sea
  • PC Software literacy and/or website experience
  • Practical Repair skills, mechanical, electrical or carpentry experience
  • Café experience

Benefits of the Job:

  • Develop Paddlesports experience and qualifications in multiple disciplines with our expert coaches
  • Training budget for outside courses
  • Kit budget (further kit available at high discounts)
  • Management Training
  • Work in a beautiful location in an award winning Paddle sports centre
  • Friendly working environment with happy and loyal customers

Successful candidates are required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure at the company’s expense.  To apply please email your CV and covering letter to info@leamboatcentre. If you require more information please feel free to call us for an informal chat on 01926 88 99 28.

Closing date for applications: 15th February 2024.  Start Date – March 2024

Café Operators

We are looking for 16+ year olds to take on a regular weekend and holiday shift in our café.

Desirable Qualities

  • Good customer service skills
  • Good organisation skills and able to keep calm under pressure
  • Cleanliness skills
  • Previous experience in hospitality is desirable but not essential
  • Able to work regular weekend and holiday shifts
  • Reliable, organised and good timekeeping

Despite working in the café, you will have the opportunity to also have the opportunity to get to know some of the other operations of the centre, including boat hire and activities/courses. Not only this, but you will be able to gain extra perks, such as discounts in our shop, free boat hire and opportunities to jump into the world of paddlesports.

For more info please feel free to get in touch. You can pop in to see us any time, email us on info@leamboatcentre.com or give us a call for an informal chat on 01926 88 99 28 and ask for Sophie or Jack.

Deck Crew

We are looking for 14+ year olds to take on shifts at weekends and school holidays from April to September.

Duties include:

  • Setting up the boats for the day and putting them away in the evening
  • Helping customers on and off boats
  • Assisting the café operator serving drinks, snacks and ice creams when they are busy
  • Helping to keep the boat house clean and tidy

Perks of the job:

  • For enthusiastic candidates the opportunity to be trained as paddle sports instructor
  • Opportunities for career progression with senior deck crew and further management positions
  • Staff discount in the kit shop

Essential qualities:

  • Polite and enthusiastic
  • Able to work weekends and school holidays
  • Physically fit
  • Able to work under your own initiative

Desirable qualities:

  • Experience in water sports
  • Instructor qualifications/experience

For more info please feel free to get in touch. You can pop in to see us any time, email us on info@leamboatcentre.com or give us a call for an informal chat on 01926 88 99 28 and ask for Sophie or Jack.

 

Canoe, Kayak and SUP Coaches

We are always looking out for enthusiastic paddlers to join our coaching team for seasonal work (Easter Holidays – October Half Term).

Desirable Qualities

  • Able to work confidently with public groups
  • Good people skills and able to work with participants of all ages (6+)
  • Paddling experience – across all paddle craft is ideal but not essential
  • Able to work weekday evenings, weekends and school holidays
  • Paddlesport/Paddleboard Instructor Qualification
  • Physically fit and a sound swimmer
  • Reliable, organised and good timekeeping
  • Other water sport or sport experience
  • Coaching experience of any sport

If you do not hold the correct qualifications, we can put you through the instructor courses ourselves. Please contact us to discuss being put through these qualifications at a discounted rate.

To de deployed as an assistant coach, you must be 16+, and as a lead coach, you must be 18+ and will be assessed onsite by one of our management team.

Perks of the job:

  • Coaching progression at a discounted rate
  • Staff discount in the kit shop
  • Invitation on our staff paddling trips
  • Plenty of staff socials (on and off the water)

For more info please feel free to get in touch. You can pop in to see us any time, email us on info@leamboatcentre.com or give us a call for an informal chat on 01926 88 99 28 and ask for Sophie or jack.

 

Dragon Boating Helms

Warwick Boats and Leam Boat Centre are looking for enthusiastic individuals to train as Dragon Boat Helms for our corporate, youth group, and charity dragon boat events.

Full training provided with paid part time and session work from April to October

Desirable Qualities

  • Good with people and able to work confidently with public groups – not afraid to speak up!
  • Physically fit and a sound swimmer
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Other Water sport or sport experience

If you are interested just call for an informal chat (ask for Kevin or Sophie)or drop us an e-mail on info@leamboatcentre.com

Tel. 01926 88 99 28