Durham University – Head Rowing Coach

The Department and role purpose

As a Department Experience Durham is striving to play a pivotal role in developing, delivering and transforming a Wider Student Experience that is as impactful as anything in the world. We remain steadfast in our core commitment to accelerating the growth of far-reaching and market-leading programmes across performance, participation and community outreach, whilst fostering a culture that safeguards academic excellence. We are guided by the belief that an investment in the Wider Student Experience is ultimately an investment in the quality of graduates that the University produces and are motivated by the opportunity to engage and inspire the next generation of talent. In doing so, we feel confident that we are making a positive contribution to the development of rounded, global citizens.


Durham University is one of Europe’s leading sport universities and has been ranked as Britain’s Number 1 Team Sport University since 2013. In the autumn of 2019 the University completed the construction of a £32m Sports & Wellbeing Park, adding to a prior investment, on the same site, of £8m in 2012.


Primarily the Head Coach will lead and develop the men’s and women’s rowing programme. The post holder will develop and implement a strategy for rowing which will include, but not be limited to, recruiting the best men’s and women’s rowers and being responsible for liaising with British Rowing and other key stakeholders for the betterment of the programme. They will also contribute to developing and delivering fund-raising opportunities in order to continue to grow the programme.

Specific role requirements

The post holder will be required to work weekends and evenings. The role will require regular travel.

A DBS Disclosure is required

At Durham University, our aim is to create an open and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential and believe our staff should reflect the diversity of the global community in which we work. We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented in our work force including people with disabilities, women and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.


The full job description can be viewed here.

Club / School: Durham University

Salary: Grade 7: - £33,797 - £40,322 per annum

Type: Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time - 35

Application Dates: From Friday 2nd July 2021 to Sunday 25th July 2021

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