Royal Holloway Students’ Union – Rowing Coach

RHSU is currently recruiting coaches for its Rowing Club

Royal Holloway Rowing Club has previously acted as both a recreational and competitive club, predominantly competing at BUCS competitions and taking crews to Henley Qualifiers. We have a variety of experienced rowers and coxswains, ranging from complete novices to students who represent their countries nationally. Although Covid-19 has affected our training schedule, in a ‘normal’ year we aim to train on the water at least 2 times a week, as well as have 2 indoor morning sessions a week.

Whilst having previously boated from Staines Boat Club we are now looking to move to another boat club based in Chertsey. Here, we hope to continue our previous training schedule, and given the number of novice members, are flexible to utilize either sweep or scull boats

Applicants must be able to work with the University schedule and be in attendance at all designated training sessions and matches as agreed. We are looking for a candidate with a RYA Level 2 Powerboat certification, with experience of coaching a novice rowing team, a good skill set and being able to provide constructive criticism.

The post holder will be expected to devise and implement a training programme in conjunction with the club committee, working to develop the club’s performance throughout the season. We need someone who is committed and willing to formulate a good relationship with the club to achieve their best.


  • To attend 2 water sessions a week (either alongside the bank by bicycle, or on a safety launch)
  • To attend competitions throughout the academic year, likely to be BUCS fixtures (indoor and water)
  • To provide opportunities for all players within the club to develop

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate:

  • Previous Rowing coach experience, preferable with experience coaching novice crews
  • Affiliation to British Rowing
  • Coaching qualification
  • First Aid certification
  • RYA Level 2 Powerboat certification
  • Ability to coordinate a training plan for members to follow outside of water sessions (e.g. gym and erg schedule)

Service Level Agreement with up to 8 hours per week in Terms 1 and 2, to be reviewed in Term 3.

All candidates will be required to supply evidence of qualifications and public liability insurance.

For further information please contact Laura Black on 01784 276733.

To submit an application please email a covering letter alongside your CV to [email protected].

For more information on the Students’ Union please visit the following page.

Successful candidates will be invited a virtual interview in the week beginning 8th August 2022



Salary: £15-£18/hour

Type: Fixed term

Application Dates: From Friday 8th July 2022 to Sunday 31st July 2022

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