London Youth Rowing



Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

31 May 2023

Job Description

The Active Row programme aims to engage participants from a range of different backgrounds, introducing them to the sport of rowing and encouraging them to find their true self.

The sessions are run mainly within the schools and organisations but will also include sessions on water as participants become more invested in the programme. As AR Leeds co-ordinator, you will be responsible for overseeing the Leeds (including Bradford and Wakefield) branch of the Active Row programme. This will include managing the relationship that LYR has with the local schools and organisations at every level, as well as liaising with stakeholders in the programme. You will be expected to recruit and co-ordinate a team of volunteers to help you with session delivery, working with the Universities and colleges in the region to manage this element of the programme. This role will be based in Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield working remotely from the rest of the Active Row team and locally with schools, teachers and local organisations and schools such as the RB Rowing start programme, Gorse Academy and Leeds Rowing Club. However, there will be times throughout theyear that you will be working closely with the team of coaches based in London and be expected to visit for work on occasion.

While in this role, you will consistently be working and focusing on your own development and experience as a coach and programme lead within the world of rowing and grassroots sports. While in this role, you will have the chance to shadow peers, have mentors within your team, and have support of your line manager and coach developer. Your development is at the heart of the programme, supported by your colleagues and using the framework of opportunities that LYR will offer, you will be responsible for making the most of your journey with LYR. This opportunity will be powerful and valuable experience that will leave you with the qualifications, skills and knowledge to flourish if you use it well.


The working days are Monday to Friday typically with some evening work and occasional weekends throughout the year. Days in lieu of working additional hours must be arranged and agreed with your managers.

Performance Standards

Manager of the Leeds branch of Active Row

· Managing the Active Row Programme in Leeds

· Overseeing the LYR network in Leeds

· Liaising and maintaining a relationship with stakeholders including but not restricted to Leeds Rowing Club and Leeds University

· Co-ordinating administrative support and volunteers

· Developing a delivery plan for the programme

· Undertaking general administrative tasks and training

· Carrying out remote work and managing your time efficiently

· Writing case studies and providing information for impact measurement and reporting

Managing Schools and establish on water activity

· Overseeing the relationship between LYR and the schools/organisations and other partner groups including Gorse Academy, local Universities and Leeds RC

· Managing the expectations of programme participants and ensuring that the terms of the contract are met, particularly around the usage and servicing of LYR equipment

· Engaging the schools and organisations you work with in all the events the LYR request that they attend

· Organising internal and local events

· Evaluating and reporting to your managers the quality and condition of the relationships you are managing on a regular basis

· Build and promote an LYR Open Club as a way of providing recreational rowing opportunities

Coaching Sessions

· Planning and preparing sessions for participants of various skill and ability

· Building participation

· Engaging participants in safe and fun sessions

· Monitoring and recording all the necessary data for sessions that you are leading on or responsible for

· Evaluating the progress of participants and sharing feedback with them directly as well as with the group leader and your managers

· Reporting any incidents, damage or safeguarding concerns using the correct channels

· Leading sessions both on land and on water

Developing Yourself

· Managing your attitude and expectations

· Organising yourself and developing a routine that will help you thrive

· Communicating clearly with your colleagues and managers

· Engaging fully in the opportunities that are provided,and completing all the necessary training and qualifications required for the role

· Planning and shaping a development plan that you are passionate about

· Analysing your performance and using that to build your goals

· Evaluating your options and goals

· Reporting and communicating openly and honestly with your managers on your complete experience and journey

Event Management

· Working with a team to co-ordinate and deliver an event

· Promoting events to your network

· Organising and planning specific details and event requirements

· Collection and management of data

· Communicating and supporting participants and group leaders with tasks throughout the event

· Hands on delivery of events in a variety of roles and positions

· Reporting feedback on the event and submitting that to your managers


· Enrolment into LYR pension scheme, with the People’s Pension (subject to meeting qualifying criteria)

· 20 days’ holiday per year (plus an extra day added each year) plus 4 company gifted days (2 during summer and 2 during the Christmas holidays)

· Travel expenses

‍Person Specification‍


‍· Previous experience of co-ordinating

· Experience of working both independently and as part of a team

· Rowing experience and holds L2 Rowing Coach qualification

· Understanding and experience using technology

Abilities, skills and knowledge

· Ability to make sensible decisions

· Willingness to apply yourself

· Committed to developing yourself

· Capable adapting to changing environments and situations

· Skilled at communication, time management, and teamwork

· Holds a current and valid driving licence

Personal attributes

· Enthusiastic approach to working with young people and people with SEND

· Passionate and spirited

· Pragmatic

· Open minded and considerate

· Supportive and helpful

· Engaging

· Professional

· Approachable and accommodating

· Observant

· Confident

To Apply

In order to apply for this role, you should submit: · An updated CV which shows your full career history with any breaks explained, we recommend that this is no longer than three pages; · A supporting statement explaining why you are interested in this role, detailing how you are a good candidate for this role and how you fulfil the person specification, again we recommend that this is no longer than two pages; · Record and submit a 30 second video of yourself telling us why you think you are the ideal candidate for this role Please submit the documents via email to the following member of LYR’s SMT: Emily Coe, If you apply, we will aim to acknowledge your application within 24 hours of receipt. If after that time you have not heard from us, please telephone Emily Coe on 07955253337 or Bobbie Morgan on 07889691866 to ensure that it has arrived. Using a secure email address and putting the job title/organisation in the subject line reduces the chances of any email going into spam.