Molesey Boat Club – Junior Head Coach

The Role

MBC is recruiting a Junior Head Coach to continue developing our pathway and build on the strong foundations and results the club has enjoyed in recent years. This position is part funded (until at least June 2023) by British Rowing’s HPPs in Clubs’ initiative, funding for this comes from the National Lottery through Sport England.

There is the opportunity for an ambitious coach to grow the junior pathway programme that will be unique within the UK, that is aligned to the whole club strategy and pathway.

This is a full-time role with time divided between coaching, managing the junior coaching team, planning and other duties around the club. Depending on the time of year, the hours each week will vary. Duties include:

  • Developing a pathway that delivers consistently strong results in crew boats (fours, quads or eights) at National Schools Regatta A final standard, and regularly sends athletes to GB-France, HIRR, Coupe or Junior World Championships
  • Remodelling the opportunities available for junior rowers to access the club to encourage greater participation at all levels
  • Ensuring that the atmosphere is fun and inclusive and that athletes at all levels are supported and retained within the sport
  • Leading and managing the MBC junior coaching team, including the deputy head junior coach, session coaches and volunteers
  • Providing Easter and summer learn to row courses with the Deputy Head Junior Coach.
  • Working alongside the Club and parents’ committees to increase participation and get involved in fundraising and member activities.
  • Prudent allocation of resources and ensuring that the athletes and club receive value for money
  • To be an ambassador for MBC on and off the water.

About you

  • You have 4+ years’ experience coaching junior athletes/crews to National level, including but not restricted to GB junior trialists, National Schools, Henley Royal Regatta, or equivalent.
  • Experience in programming for juniors from beginner level right through to J18.
  • Experience coaching with a large and successful junior rowing programme.
  • Have a good understanding of safeguarding matters with up to date safeguarding qualifications etc, plus a good understanding of junior athletes development needs at all age levels.
  • You are constantly looking to evolve your own professional development.

Desirable skills:

  • British Rowing Level 2 Coaching Qualification, or equivalent.
  • RYA Powerboat Handling Level 2 (desirable, but not essential)
  • ‘B + E’ test (Car plus Trailer), or ‘D1 + E’ (Minibus + Trailer) (or a willingness to gain this)
  • First Aid Qualified.

If you are interested in applying for the role please email Tom Middleton, on [email protected].

To apply, please send a two-page CV along with a cover letter explaining why you think you would be a good fit for the role.

The deadline for applications will be Friday 31st of July at 23:59. Please note that interviews may be held before this date.

Molesey Boat Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from male and female candidates.

About MBC

Founded in 1886, Molesey Boat Club is one of the most successful rowing clubs in the UK, based on the river Thames in Surrey.

MBC operates a successful Junior Development Programme, aiming to attract and develop high potential young men and women to reach their full potential.

Our Junior programme has produced impressive results in recent years with both Junior Women and Junior Men winning at National Schools, Henley Womens, Brit Champs, progressing to selection in Home International, Coupe and Junior Worlds. Furthermore, athletes including Holly Dunford, Mikey Dalton and Theo Darlow have progressed from MBC Juniors to Team GB Junior World Champions then on to Team GB U23 World Championships They are all active with the Club.

The club’s senior programme has a long track record of success at all levels of international and domestic rowing, including Olympic gold and HRR wins, most recently in 2022 in the Thames Cup.

MBC invests heavily in rowing, with a strong coaching team across our junior programme. The programme is supported by a vast fleet at the club, along with a state of the art rowing centre, finished in 2014, comprising an indoor rowing tank plus gym with 20 ergometers, ski erg, and a plethora of equipment for Olympic lifting.


Application Dates: From Wednesday 20th July 2022 to Thursday 28th July 2022

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