British Rowing, Women’s Development Programme Support Coach

We’re looking for the next generation of coaches to inspire the next generation of rowers!

📣 The Role

Interested in facing a new challenge, developing yourself and learning something new? Our Support Coach role 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 from each other and discuss how things are working. You’ll also attend the Women’s Development Programme Camp to end your year with a bang!

👩 About you

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. You’ll be passionate about supporting others, be a good communicator, with the ability to inspire and enable those around them 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’ll be asked to complete DBS documentation through us, as you’ll be working with young people under 18.

🚣‍♀️ About us

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 to 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.

💌 Our offer

The role will be a contract on a self-employed basis and our offer to you includes:

  • British Rowing Coach Membership: Gaining you access to exclusive British Rowing content.
  • 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.
  • Coaching Qualification: We will also support you by offering the opportunity to attend a coaching course.

Finally, we’ll pay you £300 per annum which will be delivered in 2 payments.

  • Payment 1 on successful completion of Day 1.
  • Payment 2 on successful completion of Day 2 and prior to April 1st 2021
🗺️ Locations

We welcome applications from the following regions. If you would like any clarity on the area each region covers please get in touch.

  • East Midlands (Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln and Boston)
  • Hants & Dorset (Poole/Bournemouth along to Portsmouth)
  • Lower Thames/Tideway (Heathrow to central London)
  • North East (Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Teesside)
  • North West (Lancaster down to Stoke on Trent)
  • South East (East of the M25 down to Dover and along the coast)
  • South West (Cornwall, Devon and Somerset)
  • Upper Thames (West of the M25 up to Oxford)
  • West Midlands (Shrewsbury/Birmingham down to Gloucester)
✍️ Applying

To apply please complete this application form and send to our HR Manager, Kasia Szkatulska. No need to send in a CV or covering letter. Applications will close at 09.00, 14 September but if you like the sound of the role make sure to get your application in straight away!

Interviews will take place via “Google Meet” the week commencing September 28th.

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 Thursday 13th August 2020 to Monday 14th September 2020

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