London Youth Rowing – Programme Manager – Leeds

London Youth Rowing (LYR) are recruiting for a Programme Manager in Leeds, responsible for overseeing the Leeds branch of the Active Row programme.

The programme engages young people to be physically active through rowing, building life skills, and the opportunity to learn through competition. As the face of LYR, you will be managing our relationship with the local schools and organisations at every level, as well as liaising with stakeholders.

As Programme Manager we’ll work with you to consistently focus on your own development and experience as a coach and programme lead within the world of rowing and grassroots sports.

Pay & Hours

This is a Full-Time coaching position with a salary starting from £26,000 per annum. The working days are Monday to Friday typically with at least one evening a week and occasional weekends throughout the year.

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.

The role

Manager of the Leeds branch of Active Row

  • Setting up and managing the Active Row Programme in Leeds
  • Expanding the programme to wider parameters of the Leeds city
  • Overseeing the LYR network in Leeds
  • Liaising and maintaining a relationship with stakeholders including Leeds Rowing Club and Leeds University
  • Co-ordinating administrative support and volunteers
  • Developing a delivery plan for the programme
  • Undertaking general administrative tasks and training
  • Carrying out remote work and managing your time efficiently

Managing Schools and establish on-water activity

  • Overseeing the relationship between LYR and the schools/organisations and other partner groups including RowLeeds, University of Leeds and Leeds RC
  • Managing the expectations of programme participants and ensuring that the terms of the contract are met, particularly around the usage and servicing of LYR equipment
  • Engaging the schools and organisations you work with in all the events the LYR request that they attend
  • Organising internal and local events
  • Evaluating and reporting to your managers the quality and condition of the relationships you are managing on a regular basis
  • Build and promote an LYR Community Hub as a way of providing recreational rowing opportunities

Coaching sessions

  • Planning and preparing sessions for participants of various skill and ability
  • Building SEND and AP participation
  • Engaging participants in safe and fun sessions
  • Monitoring and recording all the necessary data for sessions that you are leading on or responsible for
  • Evaluating 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
  • Leading sessions both on land and on water

Your development

Your development is at the heart of the 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. Becoming a Programmes Coach with LYR is an invaluable opportunity for you to gain the qualifications, skills and knowledge to develop coaching into a career!

What we need from you


  • Previous experience of co-ordinating
  • Experience of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Rowing experience and holds L2 Rowing Coach qualification
  • Understanding and experience using technology

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
  • Enthusiastic approach to working with young people and people with SEND
  • Passionate and spirited
  • Pragmatic
  • Open minded and considerate

For more information please check out the job description here or London Youth Rowing’s website here.

Guide to applying

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 good candidate for this role and how you fulfil the person specification, again we recommend that this is no longer than two pages;
  • Record and submit a 30-second video of yourself telling us why you think you are the ideal candidate for this role.

Please submit the documents via email to the following members of LYR’s SMT:

Emily Coe, [email protected]

Bobbi Morgan, [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.

Application Dates: From Tuesday 29th June 2021 to Thursday 29th July 2021

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