Newark Rowing Club – Head Coach

Role Description

Newark Rowing Club (NRC) UK are seeking an outstanding, proactive individual with a track record of success and inclusiveness, to appoint as a paid Head Coach for the start of 2022/2023 Winter training season. Regardless of the stage of an applicant’s coaching career, an essential prerequisite will be a demonstratable passion for our sport.

The key objective of the role is to continue and improve upon the levels of success achieved over the past two seasons, which have included multiple medals at national junior and masters’ events.

Role Summary

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for designing and implementing a coaching structure and programme that will support all sections of the club. These include an ambitious and successful junior squad, members of which are aiming for national and GB representation; through established women’s and men’s senior and masters’ squads; to a steady stream of newcomers and those who are wishing to return to the sport after a break. The coaching programmes will enable all sections of the club’s active membership to realise their potential and most importantly maximise the rowing enjoyment of every club member.

In developing a sustainable performance culture for those members with ambitions that match those of the club, success will be benchmarked against delivering a succession of crews and individuals capable of achieving excellent results at national level (Henley, Nat Champs, Tideway Heads), Junior scullery, Inter-Regional and GB trials.

For those members that wish to participate at a lower level of competition, the Head Coach will, in conjunction with other coaching volunteers, provide an inclusive programme that facilitates delivering an enriched personal experience.

Duties / Responsibilities

Plan, implement, analyse, and revise coaching programmes that:

  • utilise and direct the available volunteer coaching resources within the club
  • create and implement a safe and effective training programme by tailoring coaching to meet
  • the needs of a range of ability levels,
  • teach sound rowing technique and physical conditioning
  • plan, deliver and coach the water-based sessions, as well as all indoor/circuit sessions
  • track and monitor the progress and development of the rowers in the squads


  • Continue the recruitment, coaching and development of a squad of highly committed junior members, including establishing / maintaining contact with feeder schools and dealing with enquiries from potential members
  • Recruit and develop new adult members
  • Organise rowing camps and training weekends
  • Help the Club Captain maintain an atmosphere of mutual support and respect between
    individual members and squads
  • Promote the safeguarding and welfare of the club members
  • Supervise the loading and unloading of trailers and trailering the boats
  • Contribute to maintaining the Boat House and the equipment to a high standard including the routine checking of boats, launches and equipment for damage and ensuring that the boathouse and gym area is clean, tidy and in good order


  • Work closely with the Club Captain, Vice-Captains’ and coaching volunteers within the Rowing Management Team (RMT) on all rowing matters, including the targeting of events, crew selection and equipment requirements
  • Maintain up to date squad details and work with Club Officers to ensure that athletes are paidup members of the club
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behaviour as an ambassador for NRC both on and off the water
  • Work in conjunction with and support the NRC Committee to increase participation levels, offer inclusive sessions in a safe and sustainable way

Competencies (Required)

  • Appropriate Coaching Qualifications – that demonstrate exposure to:

o Bio-mechanic Principles
o Anatomy & Physiology
o Athlete preparation & Training Principles
o Health and Well-being
o Ethical Coaching Practice
o Coaching Environment
o Decision Making and Crew Selection
o Sports Psychology
o Coach Mentoring
o Boat rigging and preparation

  • DBS Checked
  • Driving Licence RYA
  • Trailer driving licence
  • First aid certificate S&C qualification
  • Ability to work successfully and communicate effectively as leader of a coaching team, contributing to the education and development of volunteer coaches
  • Excellent networking skills and contacts within the rowing community

Competencies (Preferred)

  •  Evidence of track-record of delivered success at NRC’s stated ambition levels
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills including being a good listener
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Ability to manage tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships across different groups
  • Team player demonstrating integrity, confidentiality, and tact
  • Ability to motivate and lead volunteer coaches

To apply, please send a letter of application and your CV to Andy Joy (Captain Newark Rowing Club) – [email protected].

Salary: Competitive based on experience. c.£15-20k

Type: Approx. 20 per week

Application Dates: From Friday 22nd July 2022 to Sunday 21st August 2022

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