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Rowing Coach (Part Time)

King's College SchoolWimbledon Common

King's College School, Wimbledon is seeking to appoint a well-qualified, competent, rowing coach on a part time basis. This is an exciting opportunity for a competent rowing coach to play a key role coaching competitive students at one of the country’s leading boys’ schools. You will support the director of Rowing in the over-all running of the Boathouse, specifically (but not exclusively) with our J16 and J18 year groups.

The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role. Competence in coaching rowing at a young level on a tidal river would be an advantage, as would holding and RYA L2 powerboat qualification and British Rowing qualification. They will support the rowing programme at King’s College School both on site at Putney/Wimbledon and at events and training camps. They will be supported by the director of Rowing and will have on-site assistance from the other highly experienced coaching staff.  Consistent weekend availability will be essential.

Coaching Responsibilities

There will be an expectation to attend regattas and head races and assist with the equipment required at such events. A sound understanding of rowing and sculling technique is required as well as an ability to demonstrate key aspects of rigging. Attendance at training camps will be necessary and there will be a requirement  to act as loco parentis for groups whilst on away-events. Assisting the director of Rowing with the day to day administration of the club is also an integral part of this role.

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • To assist with the risk assessments throughout the boat club
  • To ensure that safety at the boathouse is of paramount importance and also while away at events
  • To ensure that all communications equipment is operational and compliant
  • To adhere to the School's H&S and Staff Behaviour policies and procedures
  • To administer basic first aid to pupils wherever required during the working day, dealing with any basic accidents, reporting incidents and liaising with School’s Nursing Team when needed (training will be provided)
  • To take responsibility for the welfare of children and young people for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact with.  To adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures at all times
  • To attend regular first aid training modules

The successful candidate will also be required to undertake any other reasonable tasks requested by the head master, the bursar, the director of Rowing and/or deputy heads in association with the above role.

Person Specification

The successful candidate is likely to be able to demonstrate the following skills, qualifications and competencies:

  • A commitment to the safeguarding and wellbeing of pupils
  • A high level of competence in rowing and/or coaching
  • A specialist sports and/or relevant British Rowing coaching qualification and RYA L2 Powerboat Qualification or significant coaching experience on tidal water
  • Experience of working with children or young people
  • Awareness of health and safety issues (first aid training will be provided)
  • A warm, cheerful and well-presented person, capable of inspiring confidence in pupils and parents
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A clean driving licence is desirable and medical fitness is essential.

Training will be provided for the right candidate to attain the correct qualification for a variety of aspects within the role.

Working hours

The working hours will vary from year to year, and will be determined by the needs of the school timetable and pupil interest in rowing.

Holiday duties and events

There will be an expectation to coach during school holidays, at events and head of the river races. During this time, there will be a variety of groups training and competing. Session timings and duties will be confirmed for each occasion but could include training camps. An additional weekly allowance will be calculated to allow for these commitments.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit www.kcs.org.uk 

Closing date: 9am on Friday 21st May 2021

King’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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