Self-Employed Rowing Coach Vacancy

Self-Employed Rowing Coach Vacancy

Tyne United Rowing Club is seeking a self-employed Rowing Coach to undertake paid for coaching services for a number of the Club rowing squads, commencing as soon as possible.

The main requirement is for a coach to take the lead in coaching and developing the junior squad, but the Club also has a requirement for a coach to be involved in coaching its men's and women's squad crews at learn to row, development and experienced levels.

The TURC junior squad is enthusiastic and friendly, made up of boys and girls aged 12 upwards rowing at all levels and competing at local and national events. A number of its members have represented the North East region at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta. The Club is ambitious and committed to growing the junior squad so that it is one of the largest and best performing squads in the North East.

The adult men's and women's squads train and perform at all levels and regularly compete and local, regional and national events.

There are a core number of paid coaching hours per week available, mainly for coaching the junior squad. Additional hours are available to coach the other squads. The exact number of hours is to suit availability. More coaching hours may become available in due course, which may include coaching on Learn to Row courses. Coaching will primarily take place on weekday evenings and during the daytime at weekends.

Preferably the coach will have a UKCC Level 2 Coaching in Rowing certificate but we welcome applications from coaches who are want to work towards a Level 2 qualification. The successful applicant will coach water sessions from a launch and if not already in possession of a RYA recognised powerboat certificate they will be asked to attend a course to fulfil this requirement.

Coaches will be responsible for registering with HMRC for self-employment and declaring all tax contributions. Valid membership of British Rowing is required for insurance purposes as coaches are responsible for providing their own suitable insurance cover when providing coaching services. Coaches will also be responsible for ensuring they hold a valid First Aid certificate and have completed a DBS check.

Prospective candidates should submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae together with the names and contact details of 2 referees (one reference must be rowing related). All candidates invited to interview will be required to undertake a practical assessment.

For further information or to apply for the position, please contact Alex Shiel of Tyne United Rowing Club by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for all applications is 5pm on Sunday 2nd December.

Interviews and practical assessments will take place at Tyne United Rowing Club on an agreed date.