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Rowing Coach (Fixed Term Contract)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

As a Rowing Coach, your main task will be to coach to various groups of students as assigned to you by the Master-in-Charge of Rowing. This will mainly be at the Eton College Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake but may also be on the River Thames from Andrew’s, Rafts or Masters’ boathouses. We are looking for an inspiring and committed coach who can instill a love of the sport in a fun and engaging way. Willingness to work in a team and share good practice and ideas is essential, as is an open and approachable personality.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Main Duties

  • Coaching members of Eton College Boat Club to improve their skills in rowing and sculling.
  • Assist with land training.
  • To encourage the development of the students' rowing skills.
  • Keeping records of individual student’s progress.
  • To promote and adhere to all safety procedures at all times.
  • To register who is present at each session, making sure to keep an accurate record.
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood.
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

This is a fixed-term, casual position starting on 9 January 2023 and ending on 1 July 2023. As a member of casual staff, requirements for your services will depend on a varying level of demand. You will only be paid for the hours you have actually worked as a casual employee.

Whilst we are unable to guarantee your working hours, it is envisaged that there will be around 15 hours of work per week during Eton College term time spread over the following times:

Lent term

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 2:00 to 4:00

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 2:00 to 5:30

Summer term

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 4:30 – 6:30

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 2:00 - 7:00

However, some Saturdays will be free and there may be work on a Sunday, especially if there is a competition.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:

  • Have strong understanding of issues of safety on the water and an ability to instil the importance of this in young people.
  • Have the ability to enthuse and encourage those they coach;
  • Have the ability to build good individual relationships;
  • Show a passion and enjoyment to work with young people.
  • Be reliable and punctual.

In addition to your experience, whilst not essential, the following would be highly desirable:

  • British Rowing coaching qualification, Instructor’s Award level or higher / or equivalent or a background in high performance rowing.



Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on so we can make adjustments accordingly. 



Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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