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World Class Start Assistant Coach

  • Location: East of England
  • Organisation: British Rowing
  • Salary: £7,400 per annum for 16 hours a week
  • Closing Date: 29 March 2019 | Coaching & Sports Development

World Class Start Assistant Coach

Salary: £7,400 per annum for 16 hours a week

Location: The programme is based in Ely and Cambridge

Job Purpose

To support the World Class Start (WCS) Coach in developing the talent search and identification system and providing technical coaching of young rowers within the WCS Programme and to develop these rowers to high performance levels. It is envisaged that the Intern will take some training sessions independently of the WCS Coach. To provide an opportunity for the Intern to develop within the WCS programme.


  • The delivery of technical and physical training under the direction of the WC Coach.

  • Providing coaching and support for the rowers identified as agreed with the WCS Coach and providing feedback to the WCS Coach after sessions led by the Intern.

  • Co-coaching with the WCS Coach as part of professional development.

  • Monitoring progress of the identified rowers and liaising with the WCS Coach to evaluate this information.

  • Following British Rowing’s Policies on safety, welfare and anti-doping.

  • Assisting in organising and conducting the selection trials in the target group.

  • Recommending rowers for inclusion in the programme to the WCS Coach.

  • Liaising with the relevant host clubs for the use of facilities and equipment.

  • Working with the host clubs so that rowers can be included in their activities.

  • Being part of a network of coaches covering the UK.

  • Working with these coaches to deliver the WCS Programme.

  • Assisting with the running of testing days/camps for the WCS Programme.

  • Being available to attend national trials, assessments and training camps where agreed.

· Present a positive image of British Rowing, GBRT and the sport of rowing at all times, and wear GBRT clothing as appropriate.

· Perform any other relevant duties as and when required by British Rowing.

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

· Ability to work evenings and weekends, when required.

· Strong written and numeracy skills with excellent attention to detail.

· Good team worker.

· Experienced in working with diverse teams.

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

· Self-motivated, forward thinking and creative.

Additional Information:

Anti-Doping The post-holder is expected to be 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 has a responsibility to inform them appropriately of the Code’s application to them and to influence them in following a ‘drug-free’ culture.

Hours  This is a part time 0.4 FTE (16hours a week) role.

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. Attendance at residential camps and competitions is likely to be needed.

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

Closing date for applications is Friday 29 March

Only applicants to be invited for interview will be contacted. 

No CV's from agencies please.

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