Water Activities Centre

 Registered Charity No: 1025713

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Job Title: Activity Manager

Based: Nazeing, Essex

Seasonal: Full time March - November

Rate: £2500pcm (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 1 December 2017 unless extended, interviews to be held in December. 

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.