Trafford Rowing Club – Part Time Director of Rowing Role

Location – Walton Park, Raglan Road, Sale, M33 4AG / remote
Contract Type – part time anticipated 20 hours per month
Pay range up to £20 per hour

About Trafford Rowing Club

Trafford Rowing club is a community rowing club of around 200 members based in south Manchester on the Bridgewater Canal.

Trafford Rowing club wants to cultivate a life-long love of rowing for all of our members, to allow all of our members to enjoy the sport and support those that want to compete at the highest level they can.

The club is split roughly 50 – 50 between juniors and adults.

Our junior squad has a paid for coaching team and performs at a high level with a number of crews representing the North West and consistently performing at A/B final level at national events.

Our senior squads (both open and masters) historically have been run by volunteers however we have just been through a successful trial period of paid for coaching and we now want to create a long term structure that supports growth and quality across the senior squads.

Job Description

The Director of Rowing will lead a team of up to 5 coaches across junior and senior sections.

They will oversee the development, selection, performance and improvement of all crews outside the recreational squad.

For the right candidate we would potentially welcome the use of technology to allow for elements of the role to be carried out remotely. You would need to convince us that you could carry out the role this way.


  • Cultivate and support a life-long love for rowing
  • Creation and maintenance of targeted training plans suitable for all squads in conjunction with the club captain and coaching team
  • Agree session plan structure with coaches
  • Oversee the development and performance of athletes
  • Foster a competitive culture that rewards training and commitment where applicable
  • Implement a consistent club rowing style
  • Creation and maintenance of equipment priority list
  • Support and mentor coaches
  • Ensure athletes’ wellbeing

Personal attributes

It is essential that the Director of Rowing has the self-confidence to work with and direct the coaching team, and great communication skills to explain their plans to coaches, committee, members and parents.

They must be able to support the growth of the coaches and rowers with considerable experience of rowing or coaching to a high standard.

A desire to succeed whilst understanding their responsibility for the mental and physical welfare of the rowers and coaching team is also important.



  • Rowed / coached at a high level for 3 years
  • Up to date DBS check


  • Level 2 coaching qualification
  • Driving Licence
  • First Aid
  • RYA powerboat level 2
  • Basic Boat Maintenance skills

Other information

Trafford Rowing Club will look to support the right candidate through relevant training courses and qualifications if required after a trial period and will provide welfare training if the successful application doesn’t have relevant qualifications.

Application Process

Please send a covering letter including why you feel you are the right person for the role along with your CV to [email protected]. You can also send any questions you have to the same email address.

Closing date for applications is 18 June.

From the applicants we will shortlist and run interviews across the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of July. For the interview we would request the creation of a sample training plan and session plan.

Application Dates: From Thursday 26th May 2022 to Saturday 18th June 2022

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