Warwick Boat Club – Junior Coach

Warwick Boat Club is seeking an experienced coach to lead our junior squad from 1st September 2021. The post holder will work on a self-employed basis for an initial 5 hours a week, with the potential to expand the training hours as the squad grows. They will be supported in this role by unpaid volunteers.


  • Develop the junior rowers’ skill and fitness on and off the water.
  • Organise 2 junior sessions a week (16:00-18:00) for all junior members to attend.
  • Develop proficiency in racing shells to attend regattas and head races over the year.
  • Organise and lead 2 junior learn-to-row courses a year.
  • Manage junior rowing email enquiries and keep a communications list for prospective members.
  • Arrange for new members to join the rowing club in line with those leaving for university etc.
  • Oversee racing and competition for the junior rowers.
  • Act as main point of contact for parents/carers of junior members.

Technical knowledge and communication

  • Good watermanship and a demonstrable knowledge of rowing.
  • Possess a good understanding of common sports injuries and injury prevention.
  • Have a positive approach to junior rowing and developing junior technical abilities.
  • Excite and enthuse junior rowers to enjoy the sport, developing long-term working relationships between coach, rowers, and parents.


  • Have or be working towards a UK level 2 coaching qualification.
  • Have or be working towards an RYA level 2 powerboat qualification.
  • Proven record rowing and coaching.
  • Willing to undergo a DBS check.
  • Up to date Safeguarding and First Aid certificates.
  • Experience working with juniors.


  • Hours are negotiable and flexible but currently 4 hours training + 1 hour admin pay a week

Please note, appointment to this role is subject to the successful applicant passing DBS check.

To discuss or to apply for the role, please email [email protected].


Application Dates: From Wednesday 28th July 2021 to Monday 16th August 2021

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