Self-Employed Rowing Coach Vacancy

Rowing Coach Vacancy

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

The main requirement is for a coach to work with our junior co-ordinator and provide coaching to the junior squad, but the Club also has a requirement for a coach to be involved in coaching its senior squad and masters' squad crews. In addition, through our partnership with Northumbria University there is an opportunity to coach the Northumbria University squad at both experienced and development levels.

The TURC junior squad is enthusiastic and friendly, made up of boys and girls aged 11 upwards rowing at all levels and competing at local and national events. A number of its members have been selected to represent the North East region at this year's Junior Inter-Regional Regatta. The Club is ambitious and committed to ensuring that the juniors are one of the largest and best performing squads in the North East.

The senior, masters and Northumbria University squads train and perform at all levels. A Northumbria University crew competed at this year's BUCS 4s and 8s Head. The seniors and masters squads regularly compete at local, regional and national events.

There are at least 14 hours per week available, mainly for coaching the junior squad. Additional hours are available to coach the other squads, the exact number of hours 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.

Applications from candidates who wish to coach for a limited number of hours are welcome and we may appoint more than one coach.

Preferably the coach will have a UKCC Level 2 Coaching in Rowing certificate but we are open to applications from coaches who want to work towards a Level 2 qualification and have recent experience of coaching in a club and/or a School or University setting. 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 payment of all tax. 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 current First Aid certificate and have completed a DBS check.

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, with the other from the applicant’s current/previous employer or Club). References must be provided and will be taken up prior to interview. 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:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for all applications is 5pm on Friday 31st March 2017;

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