Position: SHOP ASSISTANT & PADI PROFESSIONAL (FULL TIME)
Location: Spondon, Derbyshire
Salary: c.£15,500, commensurate with skills and experience
Days: Thursday – Monday
Closing Date: 28th September 2018
Go‐Dive Ltd are a large UK based dive store and PADI training centre with over 25 years’ experience. The store has grown over the years to become a leading supplier of diving equipment and diver training in the UK with modern showroom and workshops close to J25 of the M1 on the boarder of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire. The store is also only 30 minutes from Stoney Cove, the famous inland dive site based in Leicester.
In 2018 a new partnership between Mark James (owner of MSDS Marine) and James Parsons (the current shop manager employed at Go‐Dive) took over the ownership and running of the shop, online sales and training. MSDS Marine are a commercial dive company who bring a wealth of specialist knowledge to the business. James continues to provide a friendly face in the shop and provide his in‐depth knowledge gained from 15 years of Go‐Dive experience to ensure customers can buy with confidence. Go‐Dive stock equipment from all the main suppliers of SCUBA equipment including: Apeks, Fourth Element, Suunto, Scubapro, Otter, Aqualung, Cressi, Hollis, A.P.Valves, Oceanic, Typhoon, X Deep, Kubi and many more.
Go Dive are now looking for a new shop assistant and PADI Professional to join the team. The role will require you to undertake a range of activities from working in the shop, processing internet orders, providing specialist knowledge to customers on equipment and becoming involved with our training programme. You will be a qualified diving professional, educated to at least PADI Divemaster, with a love of diving. You will also be conversant in retail or have the enthusiasm and ability to learn. You will work closely with other team members in the shop and on our diver training programme. We are seeking someone with enthusiasm and passion who is keen to help us develop new opportunities. We are looking for someone familiar with the UK recreational diving scene who wants to help shape our future growth and has ideas to the future direction they believe we should take.
Ideally you should be PADI Divemaster or above and will also hold valid appropriate H&S and other training certifications and a full UK driving licence. We would consider providing training for the right candidate with commitment and enthusiasm if you are not currently a PADI Divemaster but have proven diving experience. We will support your journey through the PADI Professional training route.
PADI Divemaster - Desirable
Full UK Driving Licence - Essential
First Aid at Work Qualification - Desirable
Retail experience - Desirable
Able to foster and maintain good client relationships - Desirable
Competitive salary range
100% contribution towards PADI fees;
20 days p.a. holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays)
Paid sick leave from start of contract;
Immediate eligibility for inclusion in the group pension plan;
High quality personal protective equipment;
Individual training and development opportunities.
Applications should be made by sending a CV and covering letter to Alison James by email no later than 28th September 2018.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Alison James.
Alison James: Email: email@example.com Tel: 07751877821
Go-Dive under new ownership :
We are pleased to announce that Go-Dive is now running under new ownership. A new partnership between Mark James (owner of MSDS Marine) and James Parsons (current shop manager employed at Go-Dive) have now taken over the ownership and running of the shop, online sales and training. MSDS Marine are a commercial dive company who bring a wealth of specialist knowledge to the business. James will continue to provide a friendly face in the shop and provide his in-depth knowledge gained from 15 years of Go-Dive experience to ensure customers can buy with confidence. Jon will continue to offer the high standard of equipment servicing that customers have come to expect, the team will also be joined by Alison at the beginning of June.
Expect to see lots of new lines for sale in the coming months and some exciting discounts and promotions. Mark and James would like to invite all customers, old and new, to come and say hello in the shop on Sunday 3rd June, 11am -3pm, when there will be some great promotions to be had. We will be offering free air fills on the day as well as having a free BBQ (weather dependant!).
We’d like to thank Mark Hudson, the previous owner, for giving the new team this opportunity. He has spent the last 25 years building up a successful brand and we hope that we will be able to continue to build on the foundations he has laid. We wish him well in his future endeavours!
Contact us: Mark – Mark@godive.net
James – James@godive.net
GO-Dive was established in 1992 by Mark J.Hudson a Derby based PADI Instructor and author. The store was opened to support the PADI training school that was already well established and is still at the heart of GO-Dive.
The store has grown over the years to become the largest divestore in the UK with modern showroom and workshops close to J25 of the M1 on the boarder of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire.
The store is also only 30 minutes from Stoney Cove-The famous inland dive site based in Leicester.
The store staff are all PADI instructors / PADI professionals. James is the store manager responsible for the day to day running of the store, Jon is the head technician responsible for the service dept. and Paul is responsible for the training school and the 20+ Instructors/Divemasters who have helped GO-Dive become a leading supplier of diver education and SCUBA equipment for the UK.
GO-Dive stock equipment from all the main suppliers of SCUBA equipment including: Apeks, Scubapro, Aqualung, Beauchat, Cressi, Hollis, A.P.Valves, Oceanic, Typhoon, NDiver, Seac-Sub, Faber, Luxfer and many more.
GO-Dive also have a lively club scene with a variety of UK dive trips, overseas trips and social events throughout the year.
Our club night /pool sessions are always busy and are open to everyone, regardless of training organisation! See our dive club page for further information.