Fulham Reach Boat Club – Head Adult Coach

About Fulham Reach Boat Club

Fulham Reach Boat Club is an award-wining charity which exists to create a world where there is Rowing for All. We do this by opening up access to rowing for all in our community, especially those who are most in need because of financial hardship or social circumstance. We believe rowing helps realise full potential not just through the physical benefits but by developing confidence, resilience, communication and team working skills applicable both on and off the water.

Specifically, we are aiming to:

  • Help reduce the reoffending rate of serving prisoners through access to indoor and outdoor rowing clubs.
  • Give every pupil in our participating state schools the opportunity to learn to row and compete whilst teaching them the true meaning of teamwork, focus and confidence.
  • Deliver access to the river for the local community with our fun, friendly and flexible club environment.
  • Tackle ‘Holiday Hunger’ during the summer break for those children most in need.

About the Post Holder

We are a young, growing and ambitious charity that is looking for an all-rounder to help propel us into our next chapter. We are looking for someone that is passionate about opening access to rowing and can show a clear commitment to helping their rowers enjoy the sport.

You will have a minimum of two years’ experience in coaching a rowing club or squad. You will be the sort of person that thinks like a team player, has the desire to open-up access to rowing and is not afraid to break away from the traditional way of doing things.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire, enthuse, persuade, influence and motivate those around you. You will be able to work on your own initiative, as well as displaying strong team working skills. You will be motivated by doing high-quality work and have the ability to remain focused and work under pressure within a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

About the Role

This role will be responsible for ensuring that our adult members take part in safe and enjoyable sessions throughout the year as well as making sure we attend key races on the calendar. The role will also take the lead on the management of the membership database, ensuring all joiners and leavers are accurately recorded.
Finally, it will manage all the internal communications to the membership via the established channels. This is a very visible role within FRBC and as such the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how their own values align with our vision of ‘Rowing for All’.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver safe and enjoyable sessions to the adult members at FRBC
  • Be the key contact for all membership enquiries
  • Manage the membership database
  • Lead a team of assistant coaches on the water
  • Represent FRBC both internally and externally at certain events throughout the year

Essential skills and experience

  • At least two years’ experience in coaching a rowing club or squad
  • British Rowing L2 Coach
  • RYA L2 Powerboat
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Resilient, determined, professional, friendly and resourceful, evidencing creativity and innovation

Please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected].

Salary: £30,000

Type: Full Time

Application Dates: From Wednesday 20th July 2022 to Friday 26th August 2022

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