Molesey Boat Club – Head Coach

Founded in 1886, Molesey Boat Club is one of the most successful rowing clubs in the UK, based on the river Thames in East Molesey, Surrey. Our club is home to Olympic heroes such as Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, George Nash, James Foad and Moe Sbihi.

MBC operates a successful High Performance and Club programme, aiming to attract and develop high potential young oarsmen and women to reach their full potential.

MBC invests heavily in this programme, with a strong coaching team across both our junior and senior programmes respectively. The programme is supported by a vast fleet at the club, with top class boats available to our HP athletes. The club also boasts a state of the art rowing centre, finished in 2014, with 20 ergometers, ski erg, and a plethora of equipment for olympic lifting.

MBC is now recruiting a Head Coach to continue developing the High Performance and Club programmes and build on the strong foundations and results the club has enjoyed in recent years. This position is part funded by British Rowing’s HPPs in Clubs’ initiative, funding for this comes from the National Lottery through Sport England. This may well suit a club or school coach aspiring to take on a HP role, or an assistant coach in an HP program looking for their first Head Coach job

The Role

This is a full-time role with time divided between coaching, managing the coaching team, planning and other duties around the club. Depending on the time of year, the hours each week will vary. Duties include:

– Designing and delivering a HP and Club programme for MBC rowers, in collaboration with the Junior Head Coach and Performance Coach
– To prioritise and be in charge of coaching the HP squad athletes, with oversight into the Club programme
– To establish a recruitment strategy with the Head Junior Coach, to attract rowers with the talent and potential to represent the Club
– Leading and managing the MBC HP coaching team, with oversight into the club programme.
– Working alongside the Club committee to increase participation and get involved in fundraising and member activities.
– To be an ambassador for MBC on and off the water.

About you

– You have 5+ years’ experience coaching crews to semi-final level or above in intermediate events at Henley Royal Regatta or equivalent.
– You have coached a crew at World/European Under 23 or FISU Championships or World University Games level or aspire to do so.
– You are constantly looking to evolve your own professional development.


– British Rowing Level 2 Coaching Qualification, or equivalent.
– RYA Powerboat Handling Level 2 (desirable, but not essential)
– ‘B + E’ test (Car plus Trailer), or ‘D1 + E’ (Minibus + Trailer) (or a willingness to gain this)
– First Aid Qualified.

For any further information, or to be considered for this position, please send your CV along with a covering letter to [email protected].

MBC is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing date: Friday 3rd of July at 23:59

Application Dates: From Thursday 11th June 2020 to Friday 3rd July 2020

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