King’s College London BC – Women’s Head Coach

KCLBC are seeking an experienced rowing coach to lead the senior and novice women’s program.

Applicants must be able to work with the university schedule and be in attendance at all designated training sessions and competitions as agreed. The Women’s Captain will discuss at the start of the year about which days work best for the coach and the squad. We are looking for a coach with a good skill set that can lead us to more competitive results and create a higher standard of rowing. We are a keen squad that is willing to work hard to improve our results.

Squad overview

The senior women’s squad provides for those who want to compete throughout the year. There is a range of experience in the squad, with some athletes having competed for GB and won HWR in their junior careers and some new seniors entering with only a year of rowing experience. At the start of the year we focus on technique before the head season to bring new seniors up to a good standard and improve on our current senior’s abilities. Our senior women have enjoyed great development and success with our previous coach in the last two years, achieving some of the squad’s best results at WEHORR, BUCS and HWR. In addition, they won several local regattas and retained their United Hospitals BUMPS headship for the 9th year in a row.

In the upcoming year, the squad’s ultimate focus is to improve and develop further from last year’s success where they qualified at Henley Women’s Regatta in the Colgan Foundation Cup.

The aim of our novice squad is to quickly become competent on the water and to improve enough to become competitive in their first races with the club. We want our novices to focus on team progression in order to integrate them fully into our club and the university as a whole.


  • To attend all water sessions in a launch (senior and novice crews)
  • To attend as many competitions as possible
  • To provide a land training programme for the senior and novice squad
  • To attend training camps.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Previous coaching experience, preferable with experience of coaching novice squads
  • Rya Level 2 Powerboat Certification
  • British Rowing Level 2 Coaching Qualification, or equivalent
  • Right to work in the UK
  • First Aid Certification
  • Good knowledge of boat maintenance
  • Greater consideration will be given to those who are interested in the potential for multiple years with KCLBC.

Application details

Please email our Women’s Captain, [email protected] for further information.

We will review applications as they are submitted and suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date. We may withdraw the vacancy if an early appointment is made, therefore applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible. To apply please send a CV and a short cover letter indicating why you believe you are suited to the role to: [email protected].

Salary: Dependent on experience

Type: Part tim

Application Dates: From Monday 25th September 2023 to Friday 20th October 2023

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