Bedford Modern School – Assistant Director of Rowing

Bedford Modern School (BMS) is an HMC Independent Co-educational Day School located on the outskirts of Bedford. Our facilities are excellent and include a separate Junior School, dedicated Sixth Form building and purpose built Science Centre. Our students have access to impressive sports facilities, which include a strength and conditioning suite with two specific S&C coaches, ergo room and large boathouse on the banks of the River Ouse.

Due to growing demands of the sport Bedford Modern school wish to appoint a high calibre and experienced Rowing Coach to develop our rowing programme. A dynamic, inspirational and organised coach, the successful candidate will assist the Director of Rowing with the day to day running of the Boat Club, the development of BMS rowers specifically performance boats/athletes and take responsibility for the tracking of performance data.

The role requires a coach who holds a British Rowing or equivalent qualification at Level 2 or above with a proven track record coaching competitive crews/individuals to a National Schools and HRR standard OR experience as a high level competitive rower coupled with a proven knowledge of operating health and safety systems and equipment maintenance.

This is a full time role, working on average 35 hours per week, term time plus 9 weeks in school holidays

The role will include working weekends and unsocial hours. There will also be the necessity to accompany our students on rowing trips including tours, training camps and regattas.

In return, we can offer a friendly supportive work environment, a competitive salary, CPD opportunities as we are part of the Harpur Trust and free lunches (in term time)

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a sufficient number of suitable applicant.

Further details and how to apply can be found on our website.

Any internal candidates must apply through Employee Self Service. Please see the guide in the company news area.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview.

For immediate start.

Interview: 7 February 2023.


Application Dates: From Wednesday 18th January 2023 to Wednesday 1st February 2023

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