Marlow Rowing Club – Junior 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 squad which, preCOVID, trained here during the Summer.

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.

We have one the UK’s largest and most successful, club-based Junior Squads that continues to grow and improve. Our junior members have an enviable record of wins at club and National level events and an impressive track record at HWR and HRR. Our junior diaspora currently features in a significant number of university programmes in the UK and USA, as well as in senior high-performance programmes and the GB National Squad where a number have gone on to the very highest level of Olympic success.

Our 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 have developed a deep understanding of how to support and develop junior athletes to reach their potential.

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.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Trailer driving qualification.
  • Powerboat RYA 2 or equivalent.
  • UK Anti-doping accredited advisors course
  • BR – Safeguarding and Protecting Children

(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 and be prepared to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

About the Job

The Junior Squad Assistant High Performance coach will support the lead coach for the Junior Men and Junior Women and be responsible for a range of athletes, typically at the younger end of the J15 to J18 or WJ15 to WJ18.

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.
  • Rig and maintain the fleet and be involved in the organisation of the boathouse.
  • Organise the logistics required for races and training camps.
  • Be responsible for boat loading and trailer driving.
  • Work with the Head Junior Women’s Coach and Head Junior Men’s Coach as well as the Club Captain our professional club coaches and the team of volunteer junior coaches 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.
  • Work alongside effectively and communicate well with our junior squad support team.
  • Be part of the team that delivers Junior Learn to Row and the J12/13/14 pathways.
  • Promote junior rowing in local non-rowing Schools and educational establishments.
  • Communicate well with the athletes, parents and guardians.

The Rewards

This is a part-time salaried position with a salary commensurate with your experience and our ambition. We anticipate there being a yearly average of eighteen hours of junior coaching per week, this can be supplemented by additional hours with the Junior or Adult learn to row programmes, or by supporting other groups or individuals. The full-time equivalent salary, based on 37 hours per week is in the range £22,000 to £25,00 dependent on experience. Alternatively, the post can be let on a self-employed basis. 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 junior squad with a great track record, 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 here .

If you want to apply, please send a covering letter with your supporting statement and CV to the same address by Monday 13th September Interviews will take place shortly after with a view to starting this season.

Application Dates: From Wednesday 8th September 2021 to Monday 13th September 2021

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