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Senior Coach Job Description


The University of Leeds Boat Club is ever expanding both its participation and performance programmes. Our club has a track record of success at BUCS with consistent medals at both beginner level and more recently with seniors. We are continually progressing our senior rowing offer, steadily improving performances at BUCS, Tideway Heads and aiming towards Henley Royal. Alongside the performance progression within the club we pride ourselves on being as accessible as possible by promoting opportunities to compete more regionally or even just row recreationally. Through our membership and the support of the Gryphon Club Fund through the University of Leeds and Leeds University Union we have funding to support the development of this coaching role to further support our diverse membership.

The Senior Coach will act as a lead coach for our ever growing Senior Recreational squad as well as an assistant coach for the Senior Racing squad. These sessions will take place on weekends. The Senior Recreational squad train regularly but with no minimum commitment allowing the sport to be accessible to all with opportunities to compete locally whilst the Senior Racing squad led by the Head of Rowing commit to a full programme and compete at major national events.


  • Coaching a diverse range of students with rowing experience on water.

  • Leading in crew selection for Senior Recreational squad

  • Setting training plans for Senior Recreational squad

  • Coaching under the guidance of Head of Rowing with the Senior Racing squads, providing input into selection.

  • Represent UOLBC in a positive manner

  • Follow the code of conduct of UOLBC and coaching code of conduct from British Rowing

  • Work within UOLBC risk assessment and within RowSafe guidelines.


  • To have or able to obtain a Level 2 certificate in coaching rowing during the internship (CPD budget available)

  • Able to drive a tiller steered coaching launch (training provided)

  • Experience coaching senior rowers

  • Lead by example being a positive role model to athletes

  • Willingness to learn from other coaches

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A passion for developing student athletes.

  • Reliable and Trustworthy


We want you to have the best opportunity to develop as a coach and therefore will support you to the best of our ability to fulfil the role including:

  • Induction into the role

  • Opportunity to shadow other coaches

  • Mentoring

  • Regular coaching meetings

  • A CPD fund available for training courses/workshops

  • Opportunity to go on a training camp abroad


  • You will be required to coach on water up to 9 hours each weekend during 30 weeks of term time.

  • 1 hour per week of administrative tasks working with other coaches and squad captains.

  • Opportunity to coach on a training camp abroad with travel and accommodation expenses covered.


  • The role is responsible to the senior committee of the University of Leeds Boat Club with day to day management done via the Head of Rowing.

  • For payment of your hours working for the club you will be expected to register with Leeds University Union as a self employed coach and will invoice the club for your agreed hours.

  • Wage dependent on experience however is above the UK Living Wage as minimum.

  • For further information please contact Dan Grant, Head of Rowing, or Sam Ogden, Club Captain,

  • To apply for the position please send a CV and Covering Letter to Dan Grant & Sam Ogden by email

Click on the PDF link below to view the job description for details for the Senior Coach role at the University of Leeds Boat Club.

Updated Senior Coach Job Description 202323
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