Stowe School – Head of Rowing

A bit about us: 

Stowe School occupies Stowe House and approximately 200 acres of the Stowe estate, and is located in Stowe’s world-famous landscape gardens set in 880 acres. Stowe School is an independent co-educational boarding School with approximately 870 pupils. There are around 400 full and part-time staff with 80 staff and their families living on site.

In January 2021, Winchester House and Swanbourne House Schools became part of The Stowe Group. The schools occupy sites of historical significance in Swanbourne, in the market town of Brackley and in the beautiful gardens at Stowe, where we work with The National Trust to manage the landscape gardens and open the grounds to over 200,000 visitors a year. Stowe House is also open to the public during the school holidays.

We are change makers

The Stowe Group have a talented and committed workforce. We are committed to fostering team engagement, attracting, mentoring, developing and retaining our best teachers and non-teaching staff. We focus on employee well-being, provide opportunities for professional growth and create a culture of community and partnership.

Key tasks/Main duties: Head of Rowing 

Stowe School has an exciting opportunity to appoint a full time Head of Rowing. We are looking for team players who are equally committed to participation as well as performance in sport and have the ability to engage and motivate students with a love of sport and exercise. The role will be varied, but main focus will be to support the development of our rowers by developing their skills, fitness and understanding of the sport.

There is an opportunity to engage in the wider aspects of life at a busy and thriving co-educational boarding school. The contract will be for two years with full board and lodging. There will be an opportunity to either study part time or get involved in an academic department.

The school is set in a stunning landscape and benefits from the following facilities:

  • On site 11 Acre Lake, approx. 450m long
  • On site Boathouse built in 2010
  • Access to Great Moore reservoir, approx. 20 minutes away from Stowe.
  • 10 Concept 2 Ergometers. A well equipped performance gym.
  • A selection of boats (2 8’s, 3 4x-, 1 4x+, 1 4+, 5 2x, selection of 1x).

What does the Stowe Group offer you? 

As part of our Stowe Group family, you can access many benefits to include:

  • Free meals, refreshments and parking
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Discounted School Fees – 50% across all Schools
  • Annual Golf Membership for colleague and immediate family
  • Use of School facilities – gym/swimming pool for colleague and family
  • Death in service benefit
  • Wellbeing benefits including free Flu vaccination and eye tests
  • 10% discount in the School Shop
  • Learning and development opportunities

The Stowe School Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment.

How to apply: An application form and job description may be downloaded from our website here.

For more details on the role or for an informal chat please contact: Craig Sutton, 01280 818417.

Application deadline: This post will close on the closing date stated at midnight. If we receive a large number of applications or there is a change in circumstance, we may be required to close a job before to the closing date.

Contacting you: We will contact candidates through the email address supplied on their application form. Please make sure you check this regularly.

Salary: Competitive

Application Dates: From Friday 13th May 2022 to Wednesday 25th May 2022

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