Oriel College Boat Club – Two head coaches (men’s and women’s)

Applications are now open for two head coaches (men’s and women’s) for the senior squads at Oriel College Boat Club. Oriel has a record of success both past and present, with more headships than any other college and currently holding both the men’s Torpids and Eights headships. Oriel’s women are ranked 3rd on the river in Torpids, and are looking for a head coach who can lead them to headship once again.

The successful applicant would lead the training programme of the men’s or women’s squad, focussing on the 1st and 2nd VIIIs, throughout the year both on and off the water. This includes a wide range of abilities from novices through to Blue Boat athletes.

We are based on the Isis in Oxford and at Wallingford Rowing Club. The season is based around the intercollegiate bumps races in early March and June, and we will also look to be competitive at some external races. During termtime, the coach will need to be free several mornings per week (5am – 8am) and for 4-5 hours on both Saturday and Sunday. This will probably shift to afternoon/evenings in the April-June period, but all times are negotiable. Both roles are to begin in October 2021.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of coaching at a competitive level
  • Experience of designing and executing training plans
  • Organisational skills and flexibility
  • Able to communicate effectively

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience coaching novice rowers
  • British Rowing (or equivalent) coaching qualifications
  • Clean driving licence and car

Applications close on 31st July, and interviews will take place shortly afterwards. To apply, please send your CV, including references, and a short covering letter to [email protected], specifying the role you would like to apply for, your coaching history and why you feel you would be best suited to the role.

Application Dates: From Wednesday 14th July 2021 to Saturday 31st July 2021

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