Description: About the Role
The Dive Instructor is responsible for operating the PADI DSD Dive Experience on a day to day basis, delivering an exceptional guest experience and ensuring guest safety at all time. We are looking for Part-Time Dive Instructor who can work mostly weekends and school holidays and therefore a flexible approach is a must. Due to the nature of the role the successful applicants must be aged 18 and over.
You must be a professional and safety conscious individual, who has the ability to work well within a high paced environment. You must ensure the customer is always at the forefront of your mind, be an enthusiastic team player and be able to work with other colleagues in a dynamic working environment.
The Dive Instructors core responsibility is the leading of the PADI Discover Scuba Dive experiences in a purpose-built aquarium. This will include briefing and overseeing guest dive experiences in the Bear Grylls Adventure Ocean Tank and having the right attitude and a passion for creating memorable guest experiences. We constantly develop new ideas to engage with our guests and you are invited to support this with new, innovative ideas.
You will also ensure the appropriate storage and maintenance of our dive equipment in accordance with manufacturers recommendations, local guidelines, and company policies. Health and Safety is at the forefront of all activities in the dive area and you are able to communicate any concerns with the Displays & Dive Manager immediately.
Alongside a competitive hourly rate of £9.41 per hour and guaranteed contracted hours you will receive 28 days holiday (pro-rata) and you can also look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic Pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online on Lego, and much more!
Everyone Matters at Merlin.
At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters! Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.
Job requirements: You hold a minimum of PADI Assistant Instructor with proven dive experience and hold or are able to obtain a HSE Diving Medical
A working knowledge of dive equipment to ensure correct maintenance is carried out in accordance with manufacturers recommendations, local regulations and company diving policy
Gained significant experience as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor in dive practice and theory including Emergency Action Plans and equipment maintenance
A working knowledge of guiding divers, allowing for delivery of a ‘wow’ experience
A good understanding of dive logging and problem resolution to ensure proper communication in line with company policy
Health and Safety is your number one priority
A First Aid certificate is beneficial but can also be trained on site
You will have a strong attention to detail and cleanliness