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Coaching & Volunteering Opportunities - Scottish Rowing Junior Development Programme

Posted: 15 September, 2018

Would you like to be part of building an exciting team?

Would you like to be involved in helping Scotland’s upcoming junior athletes train and prepare?

Could you add value to our team whilst getting the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge?

It is an exciting time to be involved in rowing whether you are a coach, athlete, administrator or parent and we are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious coaches and volunteers to help us create a first-class development experience and to support the delivery of our Junior Performance Development Programme.

The Scottish Rowing Junior Development Programme aims to improve the overall depth and standard of junior rowing in Scotland whilst also supporting the long-term development of Scottish junior rowers identified on a performance pathway.

In order to support an increased programme of activity during the 2018-19 season Scottish Rowing is seeking expressions of interest for Junior Development Coaches and Junior Development Support roles.

Junior Development Coaches

We are looking for two Junior Development Coaches to work with our Head of Performance Pathway, Lee Boucher and our experienced Junior Co-Ordinator, Mike Martin.

To be one of our Junior Development Coaches you will be:

  • a qualified rowing coach (minimum UKCC Level 2);
  • passionate about athlete development and learning;
  • a good communicator; and
  • able to work well as part of a team.

As a Junior Development Coach you will:

  • get support from Scottish Rowing for ongoing personal development opportunities;
  • work alongside top level practitioners from the sportscotland institute of sport and Scottish Rowing including specialists in physical prep, physiotherapy, physiology, junior performance coaches and high performing athletes;
  • be provided with Scottish Rowing apparel;
  • see at first-hand how our athletes, plan prepare and then deliver on and off the water; and
  • be part of a team with ambitions to provide our potential performance athletes with the best opportunities to succeed.

As the role is voluntary we will cover the cost of travel and accommodation for residential camps and competitions that you attend with the team.

Junior Development Support

The Junior Development Team Support will play a crucial role supporting the coaching team with the delivery of the Junior Development Programme as a male or female chaperone for the junior athletes at both residential camps and competitions. 

The role will involve:

  • travelling and staying with the team for a minimum of 1-2 weekends over the course of the season;
  • taking responsibility for athlete welfare; and
  • being a point of contact for parents to allow the coaches to focus on their roles.

What skills do you need to be part of our Junior Development Support Team?

  • Good organisational skills;
  • A basic understanding of rowing;
  • Potentially be a parent of a rower (but not essential);
  • Enjoy working as part of a team; and
  • A full driving licence (B+E) with towing experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

As a member of the Junior Development Support Team you will:

  • receive training in safeguarding and wellbeing
  • have the opportunity to travel to top level events across the UK;
  • see at first-hand how our team, plan prepare and then deliver on and off the water;
  • be provided with Scottish Rowing apparel; and
  • be part of a team with ambitions to expand this area of performance development activity.

As the role is voluntary Scottish Rowing will cover the cost of travel and accommodation for residential camps and competitions that you attend with the team.

If you think you have the skill set for any of these roles and would like to apply then….

Send us an expression of interest along with a copy of your CV, to Carol Ann Ellis, Scottish Rowing Administrator – office@scottish-rowing.org.uk.

Please indicate in the subject line which role you are interested in and include name and contact details for two referees.

These roles are classed as regulated work with children and / or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  You will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check before appointment

The closing date for expressions of interest is Monday 1st October 2018.

It is anticipated that appointments will be confirmed in early-to-mid October ahead of the Scottish Rowing Junior Early ID Trial and Training Day on Sunday 21st October 2018 at Strathclyde Park.

More Information

For more information and / or an informal discussion about the roles please contact:

Lee Boucher

Scottish Rowing Head of Performance Pathway

07818 077612

lee.boucher@scottish-rowing.org.uk

(not available between 3-21 September)

or

Mike Martin

Scottish Rowing Junior Co-Ordinator

07703 201235