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Founded in 1884, West End Rowing Club is based at Saunders Reserve, Avondale in Auckland.
Catering for all; from juniors to masters, from novices to internationals, West End Rowing Club is one of the largest and most successful rowing clubs in New Zealand. We like to think we are also one of the friendliest.
Read more about one of New Zealand's premier sports club and learn how you can be part of the action at West End Rowing Club.
HEAD ROWING COACH (PAID)
WEST END ROWING CLUB, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
The West End Rowing Club is seeking a Head Coach to train active club members to row well, develop their fitness and enjoy rowing in conjunction with its current volunteer coaches. The West End Rowing Club was established in 1884, has modern club facilities, gym and boats and is located in Avondale, Auckland. The club has been highly successful over the past 129 years and has been the source of numerous New Zealand representatives and Olympic champions. Visit www.facebook.com/WestEndRowingClub for more info.
Responsibilities and Duties
The Head Coach will be responsible for the coaching of club members, both male and female, from beginners and recreational rowers through to our most senior active rowers in conjunction with volunteer coaches. This includes the execution of training programs and maintaining a high level of commitment and enthusiasm from crews.
Specific duties include:
Co-ordinate, support and manage volunteer coaching
Set and run training programs – both on and off water
Run technique sessions for all club members (recreational through to senior level)
Track and monitor the progress and development of rowers in the squad
Develop integration of school rowers and coaches to facilitate school rower transition to club rowing
Assist with regatta entries
Assist with crew selection
Ensure water safety rules are adhered to
Liaise with Club Captain and Deputy Captain Plant regarding maintenance of equipment
Assist with loading boats onto boat trailer and ensuring boats arrive safely to and from regattas
Allocate coach boats to the volunteer coaches, arrange coach boat maintenance and fuel
Attend all regattas
Knowledge and Skills required:
- Valid full drivers license
- Valid visa for working in New Zealand
- Qualification in Coaching, Sports Science, Personal Training or Teaching
- First Aid qualification
Experience and Knowledge:
- Teaching and advising on rowing technique
- Fitness training
- Driving coaching boats safely
- Boat rigging
- Crew selection
- Sport/team management
- Towing boat trailers
Special Aptitudes Required:
- Clear communicator in English
- Ability to positively interact with people at all levels and ages
- Efficient and organised work ethic
- Ability to work independently
- Computer literacy
Personal Skills required:
- Natural ability to teach, motivate and inspire - ensuring commitment and loyalty
- Enthusiasm and passion for the sport of rowing
- Enjoys teaching and organisation
- Recognises the value that enjoyment and fun have in achieving success
- Reliable and committed
- Commands and receives respect from others
For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Club Captain Kim Garnham at email@example.com
This would be a contract role. Hours, term and rate are negotiable. The successful candidate would need to be set up as “self employed” or as a Limited company.
Expressions of interest and resumes to Club Captain no later than 14 May 2013.
The start date is flexible, but it is hoped that the successful candidate could start in some capacity as early as June 2013.