Marlow Rowing Club – Championship Masters Squad Coach

About Us

We are Marlow Rowing Club, a vibrant, thriving, forward-looking club with a large and diverse membership. We have over 500 active members of all ages across our competitive, development and recreational squads. Marlow Rowing Club is recognised as a pioneer in the world of para rowing and are home to the UK’s largest adaptive squad. Our lottery funded clubhouse is one of the best rowing facilities in the country, with a fabulous, well-equipped gym. Don’t take our word for it, come and take a look or talk to the GB U23 and Senior squads which periodically train here.

Our top-quality fleet is well maintained and, with an ambitious fundraising plan, is being renewed every year.

We are the only rowing club on our stretch of the Thames and have shared access to a long stretch below Marlow lock.

Our masters squads operate in three tiers, the first develops new starters or returners, the second targets club level regattas with the third tier focussed on championship level events like VHoRR, National Masters, Henley Masters Regatta and World Masters. This role coaches the championship level group, the Young Vets.    The squad is open to men and women and is made up of a number of former senior squad members, accomplished rowers from other clubs and those who have progressed through the development pathway.

The squad has grown over the last twelve months, is vibrant, friendly, highly motivated and looking to build on the excellent progress made under coach, Imogen Walsh. In the last season the squad has clocked up wins at HoR, National Masters and logged some good performances at Henley Masters and World Masters.  Our women’s section started in September and is already attracting accomplished athletes.

The club’s ambition is to continue to grow and develop our junior, senior and master’s high-performance groups to become pre-eminent in the UK.

About You

You have been in at least one strong squad system and have achieved at the highest level.  As a consequence, you are credible as a coach at Championship level and know what it takes to win at club and National events. You understand the principles of performance and have a strong interest in applying them to masters squad.

You are inclusive, know how to develop the talent pipeline, foster a ‘whole squad’ ethos and you have proven experience of encouraging athletes to be as good as they can be.

In addition to the above you will hold the following, or be prepared to work towards achieving:

  • British Rowing coaching qualification, minimum Level Two, or be prepared to work towards achieving L2
  • Powerboat RYA 2 or equivalent
  • UK Anti-doping accredited advisors course

(Applications without some of these are acceptable provided you are willing to gain these in an agreed timescale)

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK.

About the Job

The post holder will have the leadership skills to manage a large group of athletes and will:

  • Develop and deliver a training program, tailored to support athlete development and progression
  • Be responsible for adhering to and educating in clean sport and anti-doping rules
  • Coach land and water-based training sessions, typically two weekday evenings, Saturday and Sunday morning
  • Work with the other squad coaches well as the Club Captain to build a cross-club approach and enable every coach to excel in their role
  • Work alongside effectively and communicate well with other squad coaches and leads
  • Communicate well with the athletes

The Rewards

This is a part-time salaried or self employed position with a salary commensurate with your experience and our ambition. In addition, the club will support you to be the best possible coach you can be.

More than anything else, this is an opportunity to be part of a masters squad at an exciting time in its development, an ambition to continue to grow and improve, and help shape the pathway to it being unquestionably the best in the Country.

Be Part of The Journey

If you want to know more, please email [email protected]

If you want to apply, please send a covering letter with your supporting statement and CV to the same address by Friday 7th October.  Interviews will take place shortly after with a view to starting this season.

Application Dates: From Monday 26th September 2022 to Friday 7th October 2022

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