Opportunity for a rowing coach!

Contract: 28 hours (freelance) (29th July-1st August 2024)

Location: Tay Rowing Club, PH2 8QJ

Salary: £12.75/hr

Responsible to: Project Co-ordinator

Tay Rowing Club (SCIO) is a charity and local sports group which aims to positively impact the lives in the Tayside community through the promotion of a range of accessible, affordable, and sustainable opportunities for local young people (and on occasion the wider community) to participate, coach, or volunteer in rowing and physical activity related opportunities on the River Tay.

Tay Rowing Club junior programme is supported by Scottish Rowing, the governing body for the sport of Rowing in Scotland and is assisted by a range of local partners to deliver this activity. In this exciting role, the successful post holder will have responsibility for the co-ordination and delivery of rowing coaching for the duration of this 4-day junior rowing camp on the River Tay. The post will include working with children and young people from various communities in the Tayside region.

We are seeking a dedicated, driven, and motivated individual who will be inspired to work for a charity whose aim is to inspire local young people from the Tayside area to take part and sustain their participation in rowing. Our candidate will share the view that sport has the power to change lives.

Job Description

The Coach will report to the Project Co-ordinator of Tay Rowing Club and will be responsible for delivering rowing coaching both on and off the water (on rowing machines and in rowing boats) with support from sessional and volunteer coaches. A syllabus for the 4-day junior camp will be provided.

Key responsibilities will include:

• To support the Project Co-ordinator by leading the delivery of water sports activities for children and young people.

• To support the Project Co-ordinator to promote community leadership and active

participation of the Tay Rowing Club Junior Camp whilst being a positive role model.

• To support the Project Co-ordinator to complete and provide regular monitoring and

evaluation as and when required.

• The post will require working hours of 9am-4pm on the 29th of July- 1st of August. 28hours total.

Additional responsibilities

• To respect the rights of all participants and ensure that their well-being and safety are

always paramount.

• The ability to adapt sessions to cater for various levels of age & ability and ensure all

sessions are participant centred.

• To ensure that all activities are delivered in line with Scottish Governing Body policies and

procedures, particularly Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy, Water Safety and

Coaches Code of Conduct.

• To inspect all sports and activity equipment prior to and after session to ensure safe to

use and report defective equipment to the relevant organisation for repair.

Tay Rowing Club is committed to selecting staff solely based on their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

This successful candidate MUST

• Hold a rowing coaching qualification

• Hold a qualification and/or have demonstrable experience in water safety (e.g., FSRT

and Cold Immersion/Capsize training etc).

• Have experience delivering safe water sports sessions

The successful candidate will be appointed subject to membership of the PVG Scheme.

Application Process:

Applicant to submit application form via: https://form.jotform.com/240915844289366

Applications for this position by Friday 26th April 2024

Interviews will be held from May 2024

For more information contact Heather McKenzie on safety@tayrowingclub.com