Rowing Safety and Operations Manager – Longholme Boathouse, Bedford

The Harpur Trust Boathouse team provides support to the rowing activities of three of our schools; Bedford School, Bedford Girls’ School and Bedford Modern School.

In this role you will lead the Boathouse operation including the management of the team, full accountability for checking and promoting safe practice in rowing, ensuring that the Harpur Trust rowing procedures are fully met and complied with, and developing and managing safe practice.  Maintaining and supporting boats, vehicles, and rowing equipment, and supporting rowers to train, race and compete at the highest levels are also key priorities.

You will have health & safety regulatory compliance experience and ideally have a relevant qualification such as NEBOSH or IOSH.  An interest or knowledge of rowing is also desirable.  Additionally, you will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in order to provide advice and guidance on risk assessment and management of rowing activities.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, professional development, generous pension contribution and annual leave entitlement, as well as a health care scheme, discounts at local gyms, and a Give As You Earn scheme for charitable donations.

Interested? To apply, please visit our website here

Closing date for completed applications: 12 November 2021

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 15 November 2021

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As an organisation we have a big responsibility; we’re here to inspire and develop the next generation and we’re here to support our town to be a positive place for everyone living and working here.

To do that, we need talented, professional, committed people with diverse voices, cultures and experience. We look for people who are passionate about what they do, and who care about improving the lives of others.

We pride ourselves on providing a positive culture for all staff and we celebrate diversity in our workforce, recognising the wealth of ideas and experience that a diverse workforce can bring.

Joining our team means working for a people-focussed organisation which does great things in and for our community. 

Application Dates: From Monday 25th October 2021 to Friday 12th November 2021

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