Rowing Coach, Sonning-on-Thames

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Reading Blue Coat SchoolSonning-on-Thames

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Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

An Independent Day School for Boys with a Co-Educational Sixth Form  

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent day school with 760 pupils, boys aged 11 – 18, and a co-educational Sixth Form. Set in a beautiful country estate of 46 acres overlooking the River Thames in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, we provide a wonderful working environment for over 160 staff.

The School has been listed by the Telegraph as one of the Ten Best Value Private Schools in the UK.

We have a vibrant Boat Club which has grown significantly in recent years, driven by an enthusiastic team of coaches and athletes who are keen to learn and fun to work with. Blue Coat have prequalified for the Henley Royal Regatta over the past thirteen years and Blue Coat crews have reached the finals and been victorious in a number of events in the National Schools’ Regatta.

We have opportunities for enthusiastic Rowing Coaches on both a full time and part time basis. You will assist with the coaching of boys and girls from J14 to J18 and prepare and support crews for races throughout the year, including national competitions. You will also assist with training both on and off the water. 

Full time hours of work will be Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings during term time (reduced hours during school holidays). Part time hours of work are flexible. 

You must be an able rowing and sculling coach, with a real passion for your sport. You must convey energy and enthusiasm; be an effective leader and role model for our students; and be able to communicate effectively with parents, pupils and staff. 

A UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification is preferred and some experience of working with children is also favoured.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience; including pension scheme with 8% employer contribution; and free meals and refreshments whilst on duty.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website: or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email:

Closing date for applications: until position is filled.

Applications must be submitted by email by CV (or School application form) and covering letter.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check. 

Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please

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More about Reading Blue Coat School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holme Park, Sonning-on-thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6SU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9441005
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