British Rowing – Support Coach on Women’s Development Programme
Interested in facing a new challenge, developing yourself and learning something new? Our Support Coach position is a great development opportunity for someone who wants to get into sports coaching and particularly talent development. You’ll work alongside one of our Women’s Development Programme Lead Coaches who will guide you through the ins and outs of rowing and help start you on your coaching journey!
As part of the role you’ll attend in-person and virtual sessions with all the other coaches on the programme, where you’ll share ideas, learn and discuss how things are working. You’ll also attend the Women’s Development Programme Camp to end your year with a bang!
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Let’s start off by saying you don’t need any prior knowledge of rowing. We’re looking for people who have a willingness to learn, challenge concepts and bring new ideas to the sport. The most important thing we want are good communicators, the ability to inspire and enable those around you. You’ll also be passionate about supporting others to make everyone be the best they can be.
For the role it would be great if you had First Aid and Safeguarding & Protecting Children training but don’t worry if you don’t, as we’ll support you through that training if you need it. You will be asked to complete DBS documentation through us, as you’ll be working with junior rowers.
We are the governing body for rowing, responsible for supporting grassroots rowing in England and getting the GB Rowing Team ready for the Olympics, Paralympics and other international competitions.
The Women’s Development Programme is run by British Rowing’s Performance Talent Team. We passionately believe in supporting and expanding the ambitions of rowers who show potential regardless of their background or circumstances, helping them to achieve their ambitions.
British Rowing more widely is committed to supporting more women find their potential and the Women’s Development Programme is just part of that commitment. The Women’s Development Programme focuses on women and girls aged 14 to 23 in clubs, schools and universities supporting them in their development to fulfil their potential.
The role will be as contract on a self-employed basis. As part of our offer to you, you’ll be given British Rowing Coach membership and you’ll be supported through:
- Virtual forums: bringing together all the Women’s Development Programme coaches.
- Induction days: Including the cost of travel, accommodation and food expenses.
- Women’s Development Camp: Including the cost of travel, accommodation and food expenses.
- Education: To support your development in rowing we will offer you funding of up to £450 towards education costs. This could include courses the UKCC Level 2 in Rowing or other relevant rowing training.
We’ll also give you £300 per annum which will be delivered in 2 payments.
o Payment 1 on successful completion of Day 1.
o Payment 2 on successful completion of Day 2 and prior to 1 April 2022
We are currently looking for applicants in the Yorkshire Region (Covering Bradford, Sheffield, Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Scarborough, and York.) If you would like clarity on the area, please get in touch.
To apply please complete this application form and send into our Head of HR, Kasia Szkatulska. No need to send in a CV or covering letter. Applications will close 26 July but if you like the sound of the role make sure to get your application in straightaway!
Interviews will take place via “Google Meet” – dates TBC.
If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the role you can contact James Andrews, our Head of Performance Talent who’d love to talk with you about answer any questions you have!
Application Dates: From Sunday 25th June 2023 to Wednesday 26th July 2023