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Lead Adult Rowing Coach - Barn Elms, London

Enable Leisure and Culture
Barn Elms, London
£15,969.50 per annum
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Lead Adult Rowing Coach - Barn Elms, London

About Us

Enable is a charity dedicated to improving people's wellbeing and strengthening local communities. Core to our work is the development of strong working relationships with councils, charities and other organisations to deliver, health leisure and community services and events that enrich people's lives.



  • Flexible working hours & a hybrid working environment
  • 30 days of annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays), 3 additional free days off at Christmas
  • Life Insurance
  • Reward Schemes (RewardHub Membership, wellbeing budgets and cycle to work)
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Perks (Yoga, activities, massages, monthly talks)
  • Free Gym Membership


Reports to: Head of Rowing

Based: Barn Elms

Salary: £15,969.50 per year (FTE: £31,939)

Contract: Permanent, Part Time

DBS: Enhanced 



Role Overview


  • Barn Elms boathouse are looking to take on a new coach to lead our adult rowing provision.
  • At Barn Elms we specialize in recreational rowing sessions for both adult and juniors, as well as running a competitive junior squad and working with local schools. 
  • The role is 20 hours a week, with flexibility to working hours however applicants must be available to work a minimum of two weekdays, and Sunday afternoons.
  • Applicants must have a sound knowledge of rowing and sculling with good communication skills.  
  • Competitive pay rate depending on qualifications and experience. 




Job Purpose


  • Lead on delivery of the adult rowing programmes.  
  • Work alongside marketing to promote courses. 
  • Coach a variety of indoor and river-based sessions including adult and junior beginners, recreational adults, school sessions and junior competitive squad.
  • Take bookings 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. 
  • Plan sessions to meet the level and aims of the rowers. 
  • Maintain records of attendance. 
  • Monitor and report on individual rower's progress. 
  • 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.  
  • Check that all equipment is suitable for use and report this appropriately. Address any immediate issues where possible. 
  • Work with your line manager to identify your own support needs and undertake continual personal and professional development.  
  • To comply with Enable’s Codes of practice and conduct, including policies and procedures concerning data protection, health and safety and safeguarding.  
  • To be committed to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion for others, both colleagues and clients.  
  • 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. Report any instances of inappropriate behaviour or discrimination.   
  • Ensure data is kept securely in line with data protection law and Enable LC’s procedures.   
  • To be fully aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to children and vulnerable adults in relation to your work role. Always follow safeguarding procedures and ensure that your line manager is kept fully informed of any safeguarding concerns.  
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities that contribute to the overall function of the team, appropriate with the grading of the post.   
  • Assist with any duties, events or activities hosted by Enable.


Person Specification 

  • An understanding and awareness health and safety implications of rowing and coaching on the tideway.  
  • Knowledge of rowing and sculling technique. 
  • Experience of coaching adults of varying ages and abilities, to increase participation. 
  • 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) 

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