Rowing Coach

Do you want to work for an organisation whose aim is to enrich lives and strengthen communities?  If so, Enable Leisure and Culture is recruiting a Rowing Coach to support our Leisure Team.

Location: Barnes
Contract Type:
Fixed Term, Part-time (1 year, 15 hour per week)
From £39,232 (Pro-rata £14,712) (Depending on experience)
Closing date: 10 October 2021

Ref: LE016

Barn Elms boathouse is looking to take on new coaches to join our team from October 2021, on a 1-year fixed-term contract. At Barn Elms, we specialise in recreational rowing sessions for both adults and juniors, as well as running a competitive junior squad and working with local schools.  

 Contracted 15 hours a week, with additional overtime hours available. 

 Applicants must be available to work on Saturday and/or Sunday afternoons during term time and weekday afternoons/evenings.  

British rowing level 2 coaching or session coach qualification & RYA powerboat qualifications are preferable, but not essential.  

Applicants must have a sound knowledge of rowing and sculling with good communication skills.  

Competitive pay rate (including annual leave) depending on qualifications and experience. 

For more information please contact Charlotte on 0203 959 0054 or email 

Interviews to include trial session, on 14/15th October 2021.  

Enable are committed to ensuring the well being and safety of all the pupils and staff, and as such any successful application will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post.  In order to apply for this post, you must demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Diversity is valued at Enable Leisure and Culture and is important in the work that we do. Applications from all sections of the community are welcome and will be considered on merit. Should you have a disability and require any additional support or if you have any questions regarding the above role, please contact us at

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Job Purpose 

  • To help develop and deliver rowing sessions and courses.  
  • Contribute the day to day running of the boathouse. 

Job Dimensions 

  • The post-holder will be responsible for coaching a variety of indoor and river based sessions including adult and junior beginners, recreational adults, school sessions and a junior squad. This includes planning suitable sessions to meet the level and aims of the rowers. 
  • The post-holder will be responsible for contributing to the operational tasks involved in the day to day running of the boathouse.   

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coach regular dry and river based sessions to a cross section of experience and skill levels.   
  • Deliver scheduled sessions and courses showing a clear developmental progression plan where required.  
  • Attend events and races where needed. 
  • Contribute to the development of our programmes and courses for groups and individuals.  
  • Market the site and ‘reach-out’ to specific groups identified in the team plan through the performance figures. 
  • Take bookings through our system and make sure payments are made prior to any session the customer has booked.  
  • Adhere to any daily operational schedules on site, contributing to the daily maintenance of the boathouse.  
  • Check that all equipment is suitable for use and report this appropriately. Address any immediate issues where possible.  


Generic Duties and Responsibilities 

  • To comply with all Enable Leisure and Culture Codes of practice, including the code of conduct, and policies and procedures concerning data protection and health and safety. 
  • To be committed to the promotion of equality, diversity  and inclusion for others, both colleagues and clients; to work to create and maintain a safe, supportive and welcoming environment where all people are treated with dignity and their identity and culture are valued and respected and to report any instances of inappropriate behaviour or discrimination.  
  • To be fully aware of and understand the duties and responsibilities arising from the Children’s Act 2004, the London Child Protection Procedures and Working Together in relation to child protection and safeguarding children and young people as this applies to your role within the council.  To also be fully aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to vulnerable adults in relation to your work role. To ensure that your line manager is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns which you may have in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection. 
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibilities of the post. 
  • An understanding and awareness of health and safety implications of rowing and coaching on the tideway.  
  • Knowledge of rowing and sculling technique. 
  • Experience of coaching young people of different ages and abilities to increase participation and develop pathways for talented athletes to flourish. 
  • Experience of coaching small groups through to larger numbers of varied ability 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to converse with key people (including colleagues, young people, other organisations and the general public) using a range of methods, including; oral, written, telephone and in meetings. 
  • Strong IT and web based skills, with experience of using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and any other relevant IT based programmes. 
  • Ability to work alone and effectively prioritise workload to meet the demands of the job in a timely manner. 
  • Be able to manage behaviour to ensure sessions are enjoyable and inclusive. 
  • A knowledge and understanding of safeguarding vulnerable adults and young people and its relevance to the role of a Rowing Coach, demonstrating integrity at all times and a willingness to attend training as required.  
  • Ability to effectively market and promote the sessions and facility to a wide range of customers 
  • Ability to contribute to the development of training programmes and sessions for groups and individuals.  
  • Holds a level 2 NGB qualification in rowing, or working towards. 
  • Hold a Level 2 RYA powerboat qualification (desired, not essential)
  • Able to work unsociable hours including evenings and weekends as required. 
  • Holds a valid UK driving license and is able to commute to various race meets (Desired, not essential) 


  • 25 Days Annual Leave
  • Flexible Working
  • Pension Scheme
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Free Gym membership
  • On-site shower facilities
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Weekly fruit basket
  • Staff Treats
  • Weekly Wellbeing Hour
  • And more!

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