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Performance Programme Support Manager

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: British Rowing
  • Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
  • Closing Date: 22 February 2019 | Events & Operations

Performance Programme Support Manager

Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum

Location: London

Job Purpose

To provide management support to the Performance Programmes within the GB Rowing Team (GBRT). This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who wants to take a lead role in managing and implementing processes to support key areas within the Performance directorate and contribute to the success of the Teams.

Key Responsibilities

World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) Management

  • Management of the WCPP Rowing Nomination Process:

  • Supporting the WCPP Rowing Nominations Committee by collating performance data with recommendations for Athlete Personal Awards (APAs) at review points

  • Processing nominations - UK Sport online portal and rower notifications

  • Management of WCPP Support:

  • Tracking APA numbers, conditions of support and relevant interim reviews

  • Maintaining supporting documentation for WCPP Selection, including NGB-Athlete Agreement

  • Implementation of associated Performance Support Services, incl. Medical Insurance

  • Implementation of TeamGB / Paralympics GB Gold Club Card Nominations

  • Management of annual Rower Registration process

  • Coordination of discretional Rower Training Support and management of relevant budget

  • Coordination of the regular ‘Rower Review Reporting’ for APA recipients who are based in clubs

People Development

  • Management of the ‘People Development Programme’

  • Collating and publishing CPD opportunities for Performance staff

  • Implementing and facilitating processes for nominating, attending and feeding back on CPD opportunities

  • Maintaining records of tracking CPD activity

  • Management and tracking of the assigned CPD budgets

  • Represent the Support Operations team on, and provide support to, the High Performance CPD Steering Group

Performance Foundation Programme Support

  • Management of the High Performance Programmes in Clubs (HPPCs)

  • Proactive communication with the individual Club contacts for the HPPCs

  • Coordination of reporting documentation for the biannual HPPCs’ review

  • Management and tracking of the HPPCs’ budgets for support and bonus payments

  • Supporting the HPPCs’ Conferences and Seminars as required

  • Management of the Sport England reporting requirements

  • Maintaining and analysing the Performance Foundation ‘data’ streams.

  • Coordination of the Sport England reports

Support for the Director of Performance

  • Diary management

  • Some general administrative support as required, including coordinating responses to correspondence

This list is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive, as there may be other reasonable duties and requirements associated with the post, which British Rowing may call upon the post-holder to perform from time to time.

Person Specification


· Proven track record in a sport administration role

· Ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines

· Self-motivated, creative, forward thinker

· Highly literate and numerate with excellent attention to detail

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Skilled at working as part of a team

· Experienced in working with diverse and remote teams

· A can-do attitude and willingness to take on new challenges

· Ability to work evenings and weekends, if required


· Working knowledge of Google G Suite

· Advanced skills in working with Microsoft Excel

· A keen interest in sport

· An understanding of the High Performance Sport environment

Download the job description here.

Additional Information:


The post-holder will be expected to become fully conversant with the core requirements of the WADA Anti-Doping Code and its requirement on coaches and Team Support personnel to set a good personal example in this field. When directly working with athletes the post-holder will have a responsibility to inform them appropriately of the Code’s application to them and to influence them in following a ‘drug-free’ culture.


The post-holder’s hours will be flexible to reflect the needs of the role and, while maintaining an appropriate work/life balance, will include time in evenings, at weekends and over public holidays. Standard working hours are 40 hours a week although flexibility is required in order to ensure core objectives are achieved. National travel may be required.

British Rowing is a membership organisation with 30,000+ members, funded partly by the exchequer and by the National Lottery via Sport England and UK Sport. The organisation is responsible for the training and selection of individual rowers and crews representing Great Britain, and for the development and participation of rowing and indoor rowing in England. Rowing is one of the most successful British Olympic sports of all time delivering 26 Olympic and Paralympic medals since Sydney 2000. We are committed to ensuring that the sport continues to thrive from the grass roots right up to winning medals at the Olympic Games. 

Equal Opportunities

British Rowing is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

If you are interested in the role, please email your CV alongside a covering letter to HR Manager at

Only applicants to be invited for interview will be contacted. 

No CV's from agencies please.

Application Dates: From Thursday 7 February 2019 to Friday 22 February 2019

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