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Rowing Coach with Supplementary GB Start Mentorship

York Conferences Ltd
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
20,425 - 24,650 per annum reduced pro rata
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Role Description

Over the last 2 years, the University of York have worked in partnership with the British Rowing’s World Class Start (WCS) Programme to strengthen the University club ethos and develop high performing rowers in York. Until 2020, the University has been named the University of York Regional World Class Start centre and plays host to Start athletes and a full time Start Coach. Furthermore, the University of York Rowing Club’s development and performance is going from strength to strength, with the club closely missing out on a BUCS medal in 2017 and having qualified for Henley in 2016.

As a result of such developments, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and motivated Rowing Coach to develop a rowing programme that can further enhance the rowing reputation of the University of York The University programme works alongside the WCS project, and there will be opportunities to work with and be mentored by the Start Coach.

The fixed term annualised post will be employed by York Sport; a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of York. The role is based upon an annualised hours contract in order to maximise the opportunities for a committed, enthusiastic and determined coach to tailor delivery around key periods and to make rowing at the University of York a success.

The University of York owns its own boat house on the River Ouse in York with a fleet of various boats and befits from access to fantastic strength and conditioning gym facilities. The University of York Boat Club performs well within BUCS and at local/regional/national regattas, and their commitment to strive for excellence has been at the forefront of their success and ongoing ambitions. In 2016, the University was named by British Rowing as one of their World Class Start Projects which has been a great asset for rowing at York.

As a Rowing coach you will be highly motivated, with a commitment to delivering a first class service to all users within the University of York Boat club and York Sport. You will possess the ability to create a framework to deliver the strategic vision for rowing at the University of York from novice to elite rowers. You will have the ability to create a progressive performance pathway for all interested in Rowing and be able to make use of the opportunity to work in cooperation with the WCS project and its Coach.

You will possess an ability to work on your own initiative and have a commitment to working within a team. You will further have the ability to communicate amongst varying partners; University of York Students Union (YUSU), the University Boat Club, British Rowing and other key organisations.

Applicants must hold or be able to work towards a recognised level 2 Rowing coaching qualification.

It is essential that those interested should be able to demonstrate a desire through rowing coaching to match the commitment of our University Club and university aims to deliver  high quality service at all times.

This is an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking ambitious coach to make a difference, to create a sustainable rowing culture within York and to create a framework and legacy that makes the University of York a desirable institution for aspiring and/or elite rowers.

The starting salary is pro-rata £20,425.00 per annum rising to £21,038.00 after the successful completion of a six month probationary period. The position is a 2 year fixed term 0.7FTE annualized hours contract of 1,352 hours  (average 26 hours per week) to be worked on agreement around delivery/programme needs. The successful applicant must be available to work a varied shift pattern including early mornings and weekends, evenings and bank holidays.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 27th July 2017, consisting of a land based and/or water based delivery followed by a formal interview. 

For more information or for any questions, please contact Emily Hearle (Sport Development Manager);

Closing date: Sunday 16th July 2017.

York Conferences Ltd. (YCL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of York. The Head Office is situated at the University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. The successful candidate will be appointed on YCL terms and conditions of employment.

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity



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