Sir William Perkins’s School – Assistant Senior Coach

Contract Term: Fixed term contract
Contract Length: 1 year
Salary: Competitive Salary, Pension & Benefits
Hours: Full Time

Sir William Perkins’s School is a high-performing independent girls’ school for approximately 600 students aged 11 – 18 years.

Our Vision is to build confidence, integrity and excellence in a caring, innovative and happy community, so that each student leaves having been given the best possible chance of achieving their full potential, taking with them sound values, a breadth of skills and knowledge and ready to take on the world!

The Head is both a member of HMC and GSA.

Assistant Senior Coach – SWPS Boat Club

Permanent, Full-Time

Start Date: September 2022 (earlier start date negotiable)

We are looking for an Assistant Senior Coach (Rowing) who will perform a supporting role in the successful and effective running and development of Sir William Perkins’s School Boat Club. They will work under the Head Coach when coaching the Senior Squad and support the Head of Junior Rowing & Administration when working with the younger rowers in the club. There will be opportunities to develop the post-holder’s coaching by leading crews to both local and major national events, and the chance to be immersed in a developing school boat club with high-aims should be a major motivating factor.

The club has produced international medalists at J16 and J18 level, as well as winning medals at Schools’ Head, National Schools’ Regatta, British Rowing Junior Championships and Henley Women’s Regatta. The School has competed in Henley Royal Regatta, and aims to have competitive crews annually in both the Junior Women’s Quads and Eights events.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of coaching, or rowing within a performance school, junior or senior programme, with the ability to motivate and understand the pastoral challenges for the students of rowing at school.

We would love to hear from you if you have the ability to:

  • Inspire and motivate students in Rowing to achieve their best
  • Relate effectively and to earn the confidence of colleagues, students and parents/carers
  • Use strategies that effectively support the School’s policies and procedures

And if you also have:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

The SWPS Boat Club is a purpose built facility which includes: three boat bays where racing and training equipment is stored; a large training room with balcony; and a purpose built floating landing stage to launch crews onto the river.

Please see our job description here and also our candidate information pack.


If you would like to join our team, your cover letter and application should be addressed to the Head, Mr C C Muller.  View more details here >>>

Vacancy will be live until Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 5pm

Applications will be considered on arrival and the School reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

Application Dates: From Thursday 26th May 2022 to Wednesday 1st June 2022

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