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Women's Training Days Lead Coach

  • Location: Nationwide
  • Organisation: British Rowing
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Closing Date: 12 September 2019 | Coaching & Sports Development

Women's Training Days Lead Coach

Salary: Competitive

Location: Nationwide


The Performance Talent Team passionately believes in supporting and expanding the ambitions of talented rowers regardless of their background or circumstances, to achieve their ambitions with a particular focus on female rowers.

As from 2017 all World Rowing Championships and Olympic and Paralympic Games have an equal number of events for men and women. Currently on the pathway we have a lot more men ready to transfer to performance programmes than women. The women's training days aim to bridge this gap as we are confident that with 50% women in the 16-23 age group rowing in the clubs, Schools and Universities the women are out there but are limited by their location, resources and numbers in their club.

See the link below for more on the Women's training days.

British Rowing are looking to expand our commitment to supporting these women by running more Women’s Training Days across the country with the current criteria as follows;

• Female;

• Be part of the J15 age group up to 23 years old;

• Taller than 174cm; and

• Have a 2km ergo score of under 8:00 The topics for each weekend are as follows and can be tweaked to fit local circumstances.

With a specific identified window to deliver each of these days.

1. Skill Development (May-July)

2. Movement Patterns (September-October)

3. Strength and Conditioning (with input from a specialist) (December – February)

Criteria for Success

● The delivery of a minimum of 3 Women’s Training Days per annum with sufficient (10-20) numbers of attendees.
● The identification and recruitment of sufficient rowers joining the PT programme.
● These rowers demonstrating individual progression.
● Evidence of PT rowers graduating up the rower pathway. (e.g. by moving to a HPPC/WCS programme or performing at GBRT assessments.)


● Organise, promote & deliver targeted regional training days and identify rowers with talent to become named rowers on the England Talent Pathway.
● Maintain an up to date list of named rowers from the Women’s Training Days and their coaches to track their development using the PT report.
● Use the PT report to create an individual development plan in conjunction with named rowers and their coach.
● Agree a contact and communication plan with 3 to 5 named rowers and their coaches to support development over a 12-month period.
● Liaise with members of the PT team to feed into and agree a delivery plan for the women’s training days.
● Understand and promote the use of the Rower Development Guide.
● Enthuse rowers, coaches and clubs about the ETP as an important pathway and a way to progress in the sport.

Person Specification

● Able to communicate effectively with rowers and coaches.
● Ability to establish good relationships with clubs across the region.
● Ability to benchmark athletes against the performance pathway standard agreed by the PT and GB Rowing Team.
● Knowledge and ability to develop talent in rowers and good coaching skills in coaches.
● UKCC Level 2 Certificate in coaching rowing or equivalent.
● Current First Aid qualification.
● Current British Rowing Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate.
● Current DBS documentation as obtained by British Rowing.
● Provide 2 references.

British Rowing Contribution

● The programme and timetable for the training days.
● Support of the regional coach through virtual forums.
● Additional training including experiential learning for the regional coach.
● Materials for use with the programme.
● A payment of £2000 per annum. Delivered in 2 payments delivered prior to and after successful completion of the training days and follow up activity.
● Budget of £150 to bring in a specialist S&C Coach for 1/2 a day.
● Donation to host venue of £100 per day.

Additional Information


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.


The post-holder is jointly responsible for maximising all coaches and rowers’ potential. Successful impact will produce motivated rowers, a strong ETP pipeline and secure funding for British Rowing programmes.


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.

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

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