Does your club understand the legislation behind employing someone from abroad? Have a look at this section for some invaluable information.
Employing people from outside the EEA
The following information applies to all rowing clubs and affiliated organisations who wish to employ people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
UK Visa and Immigration‘s points based system allows rowing clubs to recruit the skills they need from abroad while providing assurances to the public that only those migrants needed will be able to come to the United Kingdom. British Rowing has been recognised by UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) as the governing body for setting endorsement requirements and issuing endorsements for rowing in England, Scotland and Wales.
In sport, Tiers 2 and 5 of the 5 Tier points based system are applicable.
Tier 2 (sports person category)
Applicable for elite sports people and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level, whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport at the highest level in the UK and who intend to base themselves in the UK.
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker)
Creative and sporting category is for sports people (and their entourage where appropriate) and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level in their sport, and/or will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport in the UK.
Rowing clubs and other organisations need to apply for a licence to be on the register of sponsors for the points based system. Visit the UKVI website for more information.
British Rowing, Scottish Rowing and Welsh Rowing have been consulted in drawing up Rowing’s endorsement requirements and these will be reviewed as required.
Read more about the process, the requirements for Sponsors, criteria for coaches and other non-coaching roles in the guidance below.
All jobs should be advertised before an endorsement is issued. In Rowing, advertisements should be placed on the websites of British Rowing, Scottish Rowing and Welsh Rowing, as well as that of UK Sport.