Fulham Reach Boat Club – Community Adult Lead Coach

Fulham Reach Boat Club seeks a part-time Community Adult Lead Coach to support our charity’s vision of Rowing For All.

About Fulham Reach Boat Club

Fulham Reach Boat Club is an award-winning charity, recognised with the prestigious sports sector award of Community Club of the Year in 2024 and Sports Business Award for Innovation in 2023 for Boats Not Bars. The vision for our charity is a simple one, Rowing for All.

We want to give access to rowing to a cross-section of our community, especially those who are most in need because of financial hardship or social circumstances and help them realise their full potential both on and off the water. Our community adult programmes help offer rowing to a cross-section of our community but also help us drive our charitable work, this currently comprises 150 adult rowers.

We currently have four key charity initiatives to deliver Rowing for All:

  • Boats Not Bars – Helping reduce the reoffending rate of serving prisoners through access to indoor rowing and rowing.
  • State School Rowing – Giving every pupil in our participating state schools the opportunity to learn to row and compete whilst teaching them the true meaning of teamwork, focus and confidence.
  • Free Water Sports Weeks – Providing free-to-attend courses during the summer and Easter break for those children most in need.
  • Junior Squad and Bursary places – Delivering affordable access to the river for the local community with our fun, friendly and flexible club environment.

We want to broaden this work to support disabled people and the rehabilitation of ex-prisoners onsite. And in everything we do, we strongly believe in “The health of our space that’s the place for our health”.

  • Environmental Impact – We are committed to being environmental stewardship and sustainability so that we can be positive role models to everyone we work with.

About the Post Holder

We are a young, growing and ambitious charity that is looking for a passionate all-rounder to help propel us into our next chapter.

You will have a minimum of two years of experience in coaching a club or squad. You will be the sort of person who is a team player, has the desire to open access to rowing and is not afraid to break away from the traditional way of doing things.

About the Role

This role will be responsible for ensuring that our community adult groups take part in safe and enjoyable sessions throughout the year as well as making sure we attend key challenge events and races on the calendar. The role will also take the lead on coached adult membership and volunteering, Boats Not Bars onsite, and future adaptive rowing.

It is a fun and visible role within FRBC and as such the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how their values align with our vision of ‘Rowing for All’.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver a fun and impactful Adult Squad rowing programme based around key events.
  • Coordinate, manage and communicate the programme to session coaches and volunteers.
  • Ensure that the Safeguarding, British Rowing Row Safe policies and Tideway Code navigation rules are always followed.
  • Work closely with the booking administrator and prisons manager to support adult courses and Boats Not Bars participation.
  • Support the development of an adult adaptive rowing programme and delivery of Boats Not Bars at FRBC.

Essential skills and experience

  • At least two years experience in coaching a club or squad
  • British Rowing Level 2 Rowing Coach
  • RYA Level 2 Powerboat Handling
  • Adult Safeguarding qualification
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Digital skills across a range of software and apps
  • Excellent customer service skills, organisational and administrative skills
  • Friendly, motivated, innovative and resourceful.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Coaching on the Tideway and trailer towing
  • Volunteer management
  • First Aid and Mental Health First Aid trained
  • Adaptive rowing and working with vulnerable adults
  • Media and video editing.

Employee Benefits

  • Generous company pension
  • Free use of FRBC gym, equipment, boats and facilities
  • Work use of FRBC towing vehicle and Laptop
  • Opportunities to complete additional career development courses
  • Access to FRBC learning and development, including a community of learning with 40 professional coaches
  • FRBC social events throughout the year.

To apply for this role with us please submit a Covering Letter and CV to Info@fulhamreachboatclub.com by Sunday, 26 May 2024.

Salary: £15,000 - £20,000 (depending on experience)

Type: Part-time 20 hours per week

Application Dates: From Monday 29th April 2024 to Sunday 26th May 2024

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