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Rowing Coach

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

Role Introduction

The Dorney Lake schools rowing programme provides high quality rowing and on water activities for young people. Currently twelve different schools visit every week with group sizes of up to 16 participants. Due to an increase in the number of schools attending. We are looking for inspiring and committed coaches who can instil a love of the sport in a fun and engaging way.

Interviews to be conducted week commencing 7th March 2022.

Main Duties

The main task will be to coach the participants to attain basic watermanship so they are competent and comfortable in crew boats progressing to singles over time. The aim of the programme is to give young people the opportunity to row and look to improve their confidence through sport.

  • To support the maintenance of the fleet through minor boat repairs as well as supporting the operations of Dorney Lake as a whole.
  • Coaching participants to attain basic watermanship so that they are competent and comfortable in a range of boats
  • Keeping records of individual’s progress on the Dorney Lake Rowing programme
  • 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.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should:

  • Have a willingness to work in a team and share good practice and ideas
  • 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
  • Showcase a passion and enjoyment to work with young people
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Be able to adapt and develop understanding and practice

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

  • A British Rowing L2 Club Coach / Session Coach qualification (or equivalent)
  • A RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Member of British Rowing
  • Experience coaching juniors
  • Experience working in a team/member of a club


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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