Latymer Upper School – Lead J14 rowing coach

Latymer Upper School is the leading, fully co-educational independent school in London. We have established a strong rowing programme across girls’ and boys’ events in both sculling and sweep disciplines, having achieved extensive success on the National stage.


We are seeking to appoint a Lead Y9 Rowing Coach to start before September. This is a part-time role working between 18 to 20 hours per week. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, passionate, and eager to build on the recent accomplishments of the school boat club that places pastoral support at the centre of its coaching. Experience of developing young athletes within a school programme progressing to Junior GB selection would be highly desirable.


The role will demand excellent planning, communication, and administrative skills with an ability to build rapport with young pupils trying out rowing. You will need to be able to adapt your coaching style, think ambitiously, and work openly, collaboratively, and flexibly within a strong team environment.


Good judgement and sound Tideway knowledge will be essential, as will creativity in managing pupils of varying abilities in changeable conditions. A high level of responsibility will be given to implement, monitor, and evaluate adherence to a programme designed to develop pupils from Y9 to Y10 and remain engaged in the sport to become robust and committed senior rowers. Close communication will need to be established and maintained with sports, academic, and the school pastoral team.


RYA Level 2 Powerboating, a towing and a minibus licence are also desirable.


For an informal discussion and/or further details, please email Phil McGee (Head of Boats)


Further information about Latymer Upper School is available here. For further details and an application form (CVs alone will not be accepted), please go to our website via the Apply button.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of two satisfactory references.

Type: approx. 20 hours per week

Application Dates: From Monday 12th July 2021 to Thursday 22nd July 2021

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