Mossbourne Rowing Academy – Assistant Rowing Coach

We are looking for an excellent rowing coach who is passionate about inclusion and performance to join the coaching team for the Mossbourne Rowing Academy.

The Mossbourne Rowing Academy’s goals are to produce high standard racing crews, while providing the opportunity to create an inclusive environment so that all young people at the Mossbourne Federation feel able to try and participate in rowing.

Mossbourne Federation

Our Mission: Mossbourne Federation’s mission is to set the standard for state education in the UK.

Our Vision: We have high expectations for both our students and our staff, and have created an environment where all members of the Mossbourne community work together to be the best they can be.

The Federation’s mission and vision are underpinned by three core values, upheld by all students, parents, staff and governors of Mossbourne academies.

  • Excellence: doing everything as well as we can, always.
  • No Excuses: believing that anything is possible, we never give up.
  • Unity: working together towards our goals, with integrity.

Mossbourne Rowing Academy

Mossbourne Federation, working in partnership with London Youth Rowing (LYR), has been delivering rowing opportunities to pupils since 2010. Over 100 pupils from Mossbourne Community Academy (MCA) and Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy (MVPA) currently take part in regular rowing activities; lunchtime clubs start in Year 7 and water-based training begins in Year 8 during core PE lessons, in holidays and on weekends. Pupils at both schools have the opportunity to join racing squads from Year 9 onwards. Those who go on to attend Mossbourne SixthForm, located on the MCA campus, undertake an extensive performance orientated training programme designed to help Mossbourne rowers rise through the ranks and to row competitively against the country’s leading rowing schools.

Rowing is an important part of the culture of Mossbourne secondary schools. The Federation offers talented sports pupils the opportunity of transfer from their current school to Mossbourne Community Academy at the start ofYear 9, if they demonstrate an exceptional aptitude for rowing and wish to join the high-performance programme pathway.The Federation is proud to have triumphed where others have failed. In the heart of Hackney, Mossbourne academies have become ‘beacons of academic rigour’. London YouthRowing is an innovative and highly regarded junior community rowing programme.

About the role

We are looking for an excellent rowing coach who is passionate about inclusion and performance to join the coaching team for the Mossbourne Rowing Academy. The role will be based at Mossbourne Community Academy (MCA)and Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy (MVPA) in Hackney and will also work at the Royal Docks Adventure water sports centre in Newham.

This is an exciting role which includes both on-water and gym based coaching, working with a range of athletes from beginners through to those with high performance ambitions.You will be based at the Royal Docks Adventure for on-water sessions, and in a Mossbourne Federation school for gym and land training sessions. As an employee of London Youth Rowing (LYR), you will report to the Head of Rowing at MCA and work alongside the existing full time and part time coaching team already in post. The successful candidate will be driven, confident and excited about supporting young rowers achieve their goals to the highest standard.

  • Taking the lead for delivery to a year group(s) in agreement with the Head ofRowing.
  • Delivering training sessions to a programme set by the Head of Rowing, working both independently and with other LYR coaches
  • Coaching participants at their appropriate level of rowing ability, creating a fun and safe environment to encourage development
  • Working with high-performing athletes to help them excel and maximise their potential
  • Helping manage and maintain boats, rowing machines and other equipment
  • Assisting in the running of Mossbourne Rowing Academy social media accounts
  • Attending Regattas and Events as necessary across both Mossbourne and LYR
‍Experience and Qualifications:


  • Minimum Level 2 Rowing Coaching qualification
  • Experience coaching in competitive school rowing programme or similar, or coaching high performance junior athletes
  • Launch driving qualification (RYA Level 2 or equivalent) and experience
  • Full UK Driving Licence or equivalent with three years driving experience


  • Trailer driving license and towing experience
  • First Aid and Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificates (training will be given in the role).
  • Experience coaching young people from backgrounds under-represented in the sport of rowing
‍Equality of Opportunity:

The Mossbourne Federation and LYR have a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both service delivery and in the employment of people and expects all their employees and volunteers to understand and promote this policy in their work.

Application Process:

The selection of the successful candidate will be made by London Youth Rowing in partnership with Mossbourne Federation. London Youth Rowing Limited reserves the right to vary this job description from time to time to meet the particular circumstances facing the Mossbourne Rowing Academy Programme and organisation.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience, and reasons for wanting to take on this role.

Start date: asap

Please send applications to: James Hyder, Head of Rowing, Mossbourne Rowing Academy – [email protected]

Prior to appointment, formal checks will be made in accordance with the current statutory requirements relating to child protection.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Working Pattern: Full Time: 4 weekdays + 1 weekend day (flexibility will be required to support the needs of the programme)

Responsible to: Head of Rowing, Mossbourne Rowing Academy

Responsible for: Rowing teams across the Mossbourne Federation

Employed by: London Youth Rowing

Salary: £26-28k per annum depending on hours and experience

Type: Permanent, full time

Application Dates: From Monday 15th April 2024 to Tuesday 30th April 2024

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