London Youth Rowing – Life Skills Lead

Pay and Hours

This is a full-time role with a salary starting from £26,000 + dependant on experience. The working days are Monday to Friday typically with at least one evening a week and occasional weekends throughout the year. Days in lieu of working additional hours must be arranged and agreed with your managers.

Role Purpose

The Active Row programme aims to engage participants from a range of different backgrounds, introducing them to the sport of rowing and encouraging them to find their true self. The sessions are run within the schools and organisations but will also include sessions on water as participants become more invested in the programme.

The platform is made up of videos, from our corporate partners illustrating the key life skills and the impact of those in the working world.While in this role, you will consistently be working and focusing on your own development and experience as a programme lead within the world of life skills development, rowing and grassroots sports. While in this role, you will have the chance to shadow peers, have mentors within your team, and have support of your line manager and coach developer. Your development is at the heart of the Job Information Pack LYR Life Skills Lead programme, supported by your colleagues and using the framework of opportunities that LYR will offer, you will be responsible for making the most of your journey with LYR. This opportunity will be powerful and valuable experience that will leave you with the qualifications, skills, and knowledge to flourish if you use it well.

Performance Standards

AR Life Skills Lead

  • ‍To organise, plan and support delivery of all aspects of Active Row’s Life Skills throughout all programmes
  • To engage corporates, schools and young people to take part in the Active Row Life Skills Days
  • To manage the Skills Builder framework and assessment for young people todeliver engaging rowing sessions to new and existing participants, building participation
  • To manage and deliver Skills Builder training for coaching staff
  • To develop strong relationships with each School, specifically PE Teachers, Heads of Department, Careers Officers, and the Senior Management Team in Partner Schools
  • Collection of weekly data and regular surveys of young people within set timeframe to ensure impact measurement
  • To create and produce Life Skills case studies to demonstrate the impact of the Life Skills days and ongoing Life Skills coaching
  • To work with the LYR team to facilitate key events throughout the year
  • Always presenting a positive image of London Youth Rowing and partners
  • To represent the core values of London Youth Rowing

Managing the online AR Life Skills Platform

  • To oversee, plan, develop and create video content for the AR Life Skills platform alongside
  • To support our corporate partners in creating videos and content for the platform
  • To market and monitor the use of the AR Life Skills platform encouraging programme participants to use and access the content
  • Oversee the relationship between LYR and our corporate Life Skills partners, liaising and advising them on content creation and how they might engage with the young people we work withJob Information Pack LYR Life Skills Lead

Leading Life Skills Workshops

  • To plan and deliver life skills workshops linked to physical activity and rowing
  • Delivery of high-quality life skills workshops and days and good engagement with young people who may be at risk of dropping out of sport and physical activity
  • Planning and preparing sessions for participants of various skill and ability
  • To liaise with corporate volunteers, engaging and supporting volunteers to deliver workshops to young people
  • Engaging participants in safe and fun life skills days and workshops
  • Monitoring and recording all the necessary data for sessions that you are leading on or responsible for
  • Evaluating and reporting on the progress of participants and sharing feedback with them directly as well as with the group leader and your managers
  • Reporting any incidents, damage or safeguarding concerns using the correct channels

Developing Yourself

  • Managing your attitude and expectations
  • Organising yourself and developing a routine that will help you thrive
  • Communicating clearly with your colleagues and managers
  • Engaging fully in the opportunities that are provided, and completing all the necessary training and qualifications required for the role
  • Planning and shaping a development plan that you are enthusiastic about
  • Analysing your performance and using that to build your goals
  • Evaluating your options and goals
  • Reporting and communicating openly and honestly with your managers on your complete experience and journey

Event Management

  • Collaborating with a team to co-ordinate and deliver an event
  • Promoting events to your network
  • Organising and planning specific details and event requirements
  • Collection and management of data
  • Communicating and supporting participants and group leaders with tasks throughout the event
  • Hands on delivery of events in a variety of roles and positions
  • Reporting feedback on the event and submitting that to your managers


  • Enrolment into LYR pension scheme, with the People’s Pension (subject to meeting qualifying criteria)
  • 20 days’ holiday per year plus 4 company gift days (2 during summer and 2 during the Christmas holidays)
  • Travel expenses

Person Specification


  • Experience working in or running a programme focused on develop life skills , social mobility or employability for young people
  • Experience in developing websites and/or other online tools to engage young people positively
  • Experience of using a webflow website system
  • Experience selling and marketing a programme, engaging corporate partners Abilities, skills, and knowledge
  • Ability to make sensible decisions
  • Willingness to apply yourself
  • Committed to developing yourself
  • Capable adapting to changing environments and situations
  • Skilled at communication, time management, and teamwork
  • Holds a current and valid driving licence

Personal attributes

  • Enthusiastic approach to working with young people and people with SEND
  • Enthusiastic and spirited
  • Pragmatic
  • Open minded and considerate
  • Supportive and helpful
  • Engaging
  • Professional
  • Approachable and accommodating
  • Observant
  • Confident

How to Apply

To apply for this role, you should submit:

  • An updated CV which shows your full career history with any breaks explained, we recommend that this is no longer than three pages.
  • A supporting statement explaining why you are interested in this role, detailing how you are a suitable candidate for this role and how you fulfil the person specification, again we recommend that this is no longer than two pages.

Please submit the documents via email to Emily Coe, Programme Director, [email protected]. If you apply, we will aim to acknowledge your application within 24 hours of receipt. If after that time you have not heard from us, please telephone the LYR office (0203 434 0990) to ensure that it has arrived. Using a secure email address and putting the job title/organisation in the subject line reduces the chances of any email going into spam.

Thank you for taking the time to read about this vacancy. If you are interested in applying and have questions about the role you would like to ask first, please send an email to [email protected] with the job title/organisation in the subject line and we will get back to you.

Application Dates: From Thursday 26th May 2022 to Friday 10th June 2022

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