Mossbourne Federation Head Coach

LYR are recruiting for the role of Head Coach for the Mossbourne Federation Rowing Programme. The role includes developing rowing throughout the school, with the goal of producing high standard racing crews.

You will be based at Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney and will also work at the Royal Docks Adventure in Newham and Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy. Regular goals and targets will be set by the Rowing Programme Steering Group which will include but not be restricted to success at the National Schools Regatta, Henley Womens, Henley Royal Regatta and the British Rowing Championships. You should be experienced in coaching crews to these standards, and bring drive and enthusiasm to this flourishing rowing programme.


  • Liaise with leadership at Mossbourne Federation and LYR, while delivering implementation of all training programmes, student recruitment and talent identification and coach education
  • Organise attendance at all regattas, races, training camps and trials for Mossbourne crews and individual students
  • Work closely with LYR staff to ensure the programme’s finances are effectively managed and to support fundraising efforts where needed
  • Responsible for racing and crew selection including assisting with selection for all age categories and competition squads, and for achieving targets and goals reviewed against agreed KPIs
  • To manage and stage up to three partner relations meetings each year to include teachers, supporters and / or interested and relevant parties
  • Liaise with the relevant staff members at Mossbourne Federation to coordinate rowing activities with other aspects of school life
  • Ensuring that Mossbourne Federation and LYR Health & Safety and Child Welfare policies are followed at all times and that all issues or concerns arising are addressed and/or reported appropriately to Federation staff and LYR
  • Keep abreast of current developments within rowing including technical details, best practice, trends and guidelines in order to further enhance the Mossbourne Federation rowing programme
  • Contribute fully to the Mossbourne Federation’s ethos of raising the aspirations, expectations and achievement of all students
  • Responsible for the running of all on water and indoor training sessions, in coordination with a team of two Assistant Coaches and session coaches
  • Creating a structure and performance plan for the ongoing development of the programme throughout the school, together with the integration of other relevant LYR programmes for the benefit of Mossbourne students


  • Prior experience leading a junior school or club junior rowing programme, or equivalent
  • Minimum Level 2 Rowing Coaching qualification, Level 3 desirable
  • Level 2 strength and conditioning qualification
  • Trailer driving license and experience desirable
  • Launch driving qualification (RYA Level 2 or equivalent) and experience essential
  • Tideway rowing experience desirable
  • First Aid desirable
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate desirable

Download the full job description pack, here.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience, and reasons for wanting to take on this role to [email protected] using the subject line: Mossbourne Head Coach Application.

Deadline for application: 5pm on Thursday 30th April 2020

The Mossbourne Federation and London Youth Rowing are equal opportunity employers. Both organisations have a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both service delivery and in the employment of people. The Mossbourne Federation and London Youth Rowing expect all their employees and volunteers to understand and promote this policy in all their work.

Application Dates: From Wednesday 22nd April 2020 to Thursday 30th April 2020

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