Rowing Coach – RGS Worcester

Are you an experienced rower? Do you enjoy teaching others how to develop their skills and enjoy their time on the water? RGS Worcester may have the ideal role for you as a part-time coach to support the expanding pupil interest in rowing!

RGS Worcester is looking for a part-time rowing coach to support the growing Rowing interest, join the enthusiastic and committed rowing team to encourage students to discover rowing, develop their skills and hone their abilities to compete in various meets.

This may suit a recent graduate or current undergraduate who would like to gain valuable experience in a School setting or Level 2-qualified rowing coach who is looking to lend their expertise.

The successful candidate would be required to support with Games, lunchtime and after-school sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday river training sessions. The candidate would also be expected to attend rowing fixtures during the academic year, occasional holiday training days / rowing camps. Ideally you’d be able to support up to 24 hours per week.

To work closely with the Head of Rowing and the lead coaches to deliver high quality rowing coaching to boys and girls aged J14-18. Provide support to the coaching team at rowing fixtures and events. Assist with the delivery of land training sessions in the school’s well-equipped fitness suite and sports halls.

The ideal candidate will have experience of rowing and sculling. Understanding of British Sculling / Rowing Stroke and technical drills and skills. Coaching experience is preferable but full training will be given. Please read the job description for further details.

The role

To deliver the RGS Worcester rowing programme to boys and girls, as directed by the Head of Rowing. To assume responsibility for squads’ training and progress as directed by the Head of Rowing. To keep the boat house well ordered and clean and undertake some boat maintenance tasks as directed by the Head of Rowing.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Coaching duties

  • The coaching of sculling and rowing – adhering to British Rowing and Sculling stroke (as outlined in the Rowing Staff Handbook) – under the direction Head of Rowing.
  •  Work with the Head of Rowing to plan the fixtures programme and training plans appropriate to developmental age and ability.
  • Monitor performance and technique of all athletes to ensure that Rowing is safe and standards of technical ability are high.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in Rowing and Sports Science as it applies to young athletes to ensure best practice is adopted.
  • Promote the values of fair play, teamwork, healthy competition and respect for officials and British Rowing rules.
  • Ensure that rowers are aware of, and follow, the Boat House Codes of Conduct.
  • Attend to First Aid requirements, escalating to Head of Rowing or School Nurse as required.
  • Accompany children to rowing fixtures throughout the academic year – includes supervising children during travel and on overnight stays.
  • Attending training courses as required.
  •  Engender an ethos of good practice among student rowers with regards to safety. use and care of boat house equipment.
  • Keep the boat house well ordered, safe, clean and tidy.

Health and Safety

  • A thorough understanding of British Rowing RowSafe procedures.
  • Adhering to British Rowing Row Safe guidelines for all aspects of coaching, launch driving, safety and welfare.
  • Comply with the school’s Health & Safety policies, Boat Club Risk Assessments and Safety on the Severn.
  • Safeguarding and protecting
  • Deliver coaching with regard to RGS Worcester and British Rowing Safeguarding and Protecting policies.
  • Support and contribute to the school’s responsibility for safeguarding and protecting children and young people.

General requirements

  • Comply with school policies.
  • Maintain high professional standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • Conduct positive and courteous relations with parents, athletes and colleagues

Working conditions

The majority of the duties are performed outdoors in all weathers. The boat house has restricted space and this necessitates working in cramped conditions on occasion.

The River Severn at Worcester is prone to flooding. Rowing staff are expected to help protect and move equipment, often at short notice and ‘out-of-hours’.

The core working times are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday to cover Games and extra-curricular sessions. In addition, candidates are expected, on occasion, to help with supervision of trailer loading, fixtures and events, holiday training and rowing camps, within reason. Candidates should understand that competition days may start early and finish late.


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Applications close on the 31 July 2022

Application Dates: From Wednesday 6th July 2022 to Sunday 31st July 2022

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