Queen’s University Belfast – Head Rowing Coach

We are recruiting for a Head Rowing Coach who will be responsible for coaching Queen’s University Belfast Men’s and Women’s Performance Athletes, in line with the Rowing Ireland performance system and lead the development pathway within both Queen’s Rowling clubs.

The successful candidate will develop, manage and support all rowing programmes at Queen’s working alongside the Rowing Development Officer and aligned to the Rowing Academy Working Group.

Application closing date 20/09/2020
Salary £28,331 to £32,817 per annum

Job details

The post is based at the refurbished Queen’s Sport boathouse in Belfast. The boathouse is fully equipped with an impressive fleet, towing vehicle and coaching launches supporting over 100 student rowers.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Relevant academic/vocational qualifications (e.g. A Level, NVQ 3 or equivalent) and typically at least 4 years’ relevant Coaching experience (School or University or High Performance Club).
  • Significant broad vocational/relevant coaching experience


  • A recognised British Rowing or Rowing Ireland Coaching qualification or equivalent.
  • 5 years’ relevant experience coaching at a performance level within a university rowing setting or High Performance Club.
  • Proven track record of success and acting as a Head Coach to rowing athletes to a high standard of competition (including BUCS, relevant Regattas etc.)

This post is available for 2 years with possibility of extension for a further 2 years.

Since our foundation in 1849, sport has played an important part in the Queen’s student experience. Our facilities include, a state of the art fitness area with over 140 pieces of CV and resistance equipment, a functional training and weights area, four studios, 25m swimming and diving pool, two multi-purpose sports halls, martial arts area, two climbing walls, eight squash courts, two handball courts and outdoor 3G grass pitches.

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m.  We offer generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits including attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.

We offer competitive salaries with assured incremental progression year on year within scale, and an annual review of a cost of living increase. Our generous pension of USS 21.1% employer contribution and flexible retirement scheme supports our ‘people first’ strategy, and we offer a multitude of development options tailored to help you succeed within your role with us and to support you with your career progression. As an employee you will be able to access discounted award winning sports facilities, Queen’s Film Theatre and local food and beverage outlets among many others. We are immensely proud of what our University will offer you.

For full job details and criteria please click here and see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application.

For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email [email protected] .

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

Application Dates: From Friday 11th September 2020 to Sunday 20th September 2020

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