Water Activities Centre

 Registered Charity No: 1025713

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Job Title: Activity Manager

Based: Nazeing, Essex

Seasonal: Full time March - November

Salary: £2500pm - self employed


Download the full Job Description here.


To apply:

Download the Application Form here. When completed, please return via email to secretary@essa.org.uk with the subject title 'Activity Manager'.


Applications to be received by no later than 31 January 2017, interviews to be held in February 2017. 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing secretary@essa.org.uk



ESSA Water Activities Centre is a registered charity, based inland on the border of Herts/Essex, providing taster sessions and courses to youth groups and the public on a 22 acre lake. ESSA  provides dinghy sailing, powerboating, traditional rafting, dragon boating, wobble boarding, kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing.


This position suits someone with relevant activity background/qualifications, aiming to gain further experience managing in the outdoor industry.

The successful candidate will lead a team of volunteers to deliver a professional and safe programme of activities during weekends, some weekdays, weekday evenings and during the holiday periods.


Essential Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor

  • Valid First Aid certificate

  • Supervisory or management experience in the outdoor industry

  • Experience of activity programming & training

  • Excellent presentation, time management and organisational skills

  • Knowledge of HSE requirements

  • Excellent people manager, trainer and motivator

  • Highly customer service orientated

  • Team builder and team player

  • Ability to solve problems.



  • BCU Coach

  • RYA Powerboat Instructor

  • DBA Dragon Boat Helm*

  • Traditional Rafting experience*

  • IT literate*

*Training and qualifications will be available


Applicants with less experience will be considered, at a rate to be negotiated.