Marlow Rowing Club – 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. Our lottery funded clubhouse is one of the best rowing facilities in the country, with a fabulous, well-equipped gym, a well-maintained fleet, and our own picturesque stretch of the Thames. We have one the UK’s largest and most successful, club-based Junior Squads, an expanding Senior Performance programme attracting and developing high-quality athletes, as well as being home to our pioneering Adaptive squad.

We are looking for a Masters’ Squad Coach

Our Women’s and Men’s Masters squads have been growing in size and quality over recent years, thanks to our ambitious adult learn-to-row programme and strong squad organisation. Masters’ crews aspire to represent the club successfully at local club regattas and head races, and many go on to compete at Henley Masters and National Masters. We have also competed in strong numbers at World Masters in recent years. Squad members are expected to demonstrate commitment to all fitness and technical aspects of the training programme, as well as making a positive contribution to the running of the club.

About You

You have competed or coached in at least one strong squad system and have achieved at a high level. As a consequence, you are credible as a coach at Club and Championship level and know what it takes to win at club and National events. You have developed a sound understanding of how to support and develop Masters 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
  • 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.

The Rewards

This is a part-time position with an hourly rate commensurate with your experience and our ambition. We anticipate there being a yearly average of 6 to 8 hours of coaching and administration time per week. Typically this would be 3 to 4 hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings, with one session midweek. This can be supplemented seasonally by additional hours with the Junior or Adult learn-to-row programmes, or by supporting other groups or individuals. The post will 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 club with a great track record, an ambition to continue to grow and improve. If you want to know more, please email the following address: [email protected]

If you want to apply, please send a covering letter and CV to the same address by Monday 25th October 2021.

Interviews will take place shortly after with a view to starting as soon as possible.

Application Dates: From Monday 11th October 2021 to Monday 25th October 2021

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