Putney High School – Senior Rowing Coach

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced Rowing Coach to play a key role coaching at one of the UK’s most successful schools with a reputation for excellence in sport.

In January 2016, Putney High School opened its very own Boathouse on the Putney Embankment, providing a springboard for success for the girls we have rowing and racing. Our Boat Club provides a state-of-the-art training facility which continues to develop our athletes. This is a fantastic time to join Putney High School, with our crews competing in a range of competitions, including the Henley Royal Regatta, with 2021 marking our first entry in the inaugural Junior Women’s eight event.

As Senior Rowing Coach, you will be responsible for providing excellent and innovative coaching to the senior squad team. You will plan and execute training sessions, on and off water, and ensure that individual progress is regularly assessed. This will include attending and providing support at races, regattas, our Easter training camp and weekly coach meetings. You will also provide important administrative support to the Head of Rowing and Director of Performance.

To be considered for this role, you will possess a UKCC Level 2 or equivalent rowing coaching qualification as well as a RYA Level 2 Powerboat qualification (or be willing to achieve this). You will bring a wealth of knowledge to the role, including Tideway experience and a background of rowing at a high level. We expect you will have previous coaching experience in a school or University environment and at a national level, pairing this with a passion for the sport and teaching.

About the School

Established in 1893 the school is set in leafy, tranquil grounds close to the heart of Putney and to the river Thames. With already enviable facilities, the school is now embarking on an exciting new phase of its development.

The school is part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools. We can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employments

Required from: February 2023

For further details and to apply please click on the following link.

Closing date: Monday 16th January 2023 – applications to be received by 8.00am.

Interview schedule: Week commencing 23rd January 2023.

Putney High School and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

At Putney High School, we embrace and celebrate difference. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on their age, disability, gender, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. To ensure this all positions are subject to blind shortlisting.

Salary: £31,179 to £41,925 pa depending on experience

Type: Full time, 36 hours per week (including Saturdays) all year round - Permanent

Application Dates: From Tuesday 3rd January 2023 to Monday 16th January 2023

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