King’s College London Boat Club – Men’s Head Coach

King’s College London Boat Club is a friendly club with squads for experienced men and women and an active novice program for complete beginners. The aim of the club is to involve people of all standards, all genders and all heights in rowing, and we aim to cater for those who want to row socially and competitively alike. Our fleet of Filippis, Empachers, Sims, Janouseks and Aylings: pairs, 4’s and 8’s are housed at the celebrated Tideway Scullers School providing a prestigious backdrop from which to train. We provide coaching for the Senior and Novice squads both on and off the water.

Squad overview

The senior men’s squad at KCLBC takes in both competitive and social rowers. Depending on numbers, we usually have a top eight and a more casual four/eight. The squad competes nationally in both British Rowing and BUCs races including the major Tideway head races, BUCS Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta. Closer to home we take part in some intercollegiate rivalry against UCL, RUMS, St. Georges, ICSM and the other London universities. A particular highlight of the previous year was being the fastest United Hospitals’ crew at HORR 2022. Ordinarily, the men’s squad trains on the water three times a week.

For the following year, our main aim is to develop further as a squad and win local United Hospitals regattas. In addition, we plan to win our annual varsity against UCL and improve on our performance at national regattas.

The men’s novice squad is an integral part of the club and the main aim of the squad is to develop new rowers into competent racing crews. We intend for our novices to train on the water at least twice a week throughout the year so that they can integrate and transition more smoothly into the senior men’s squad.

Job Requirements

Applicants must be able to work with the University schedule and be in attendance at all designated training sessions (mostly in the evenings, Wednesday afternoons and weekends) and competitions as agreed. The post holder will be expected to work with our squad captains, provide constructive criticism and guide athletes along a programme that will allow rowers develop their individual skills and help further the team as a whole in achieving competitive results. We need someone with a good skill set, who is committed and enthusiastic about the sport as well as willing to formulate good relationships with athletes and the club so that we can all achieve our best.

Duties:

  • To attend all water sessions in a launch (senior crews and novice crews) – this will range between 8-12 coaching hours per week
  • To attend as many competitions as possible
  • To provide a recommended training programme for the novice and senior squad
  • To provide an erg programme for the novice and senior squad
  • To attend training camps

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Previous coaching experience, preferable with experience of coaching novice squads
  • RYA Level 2 Powerboat Certification
  • British Rowing Level 2 Coaching Qualification, or equivalent.
  • First Aid Certification
  • Good knowledge of boat maintenance
  • Greater consideration will be given to those who would be willing to commit to a multi-year contract

Application dates

Application dates: Now- 10th September. 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.

Applications via CV and covering letter to [email protected].

Application Dates: From Wednesday 10th August 2022 to Saturday 10th September 2022

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