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Title: Head Coach – Rowing

Pymble Ladies College

Reports to: Head of Coaching and Performance

 Position Summary:

In collaboration with the Sports Co-ordinator – Rowing this position manages the provision of a safe, professional and well organised rowing program to all secondary school rowers. The Head Coach – Rowing will provide leadership, organisation and supervision for all aspects of the rowing program to ensure a highly competitive and successful program.

Role Responsibilities:

Develop appropriate training programs for all rowers, crews and squads in the rowing program.

Develop and implement processes to ensure the training program is being delivered correctly by coaching staff.

Implementation of an effective coaching structure.

Establish a Coach Development Plan and be responsible for the implementation of this plan.

Partner with the Sports Coordinator – Rowing, Head of Coaching and Performance and Head of Sport 7-12 to develop an effective coach recruitment strategy and process and assist with consistent application of the program.

Source suitably qualified coaches, officials, and first aid staff and sign them up appropriately when necessary.

Be responsible for the ongoing support and mentoring of coaches.

Develop a coach review process and be responsible for the implementation of this

Attend training sessions and competitions to observe coaches in action and to create a strong relationship will all members of the rowing program Year 7 to 12.

Work with coaches to develop greater awareness of risk and ensure risk management practices including child protection strategies and policies and school codes of conduct are in place and adhered.

Work with the Sports Coordinator – Rowing in the development of consistent processes and procedures.

Ensure these processes and procedures are carried out and adhered

Facilitate progression of students from crew to crew and squad to

Facilitate the entry of appropriate crews into regattas and

Set clear expectations for students, staff and parents in support of the Pymble Code of Conduct for all competitions.

Demonstrate and provide opportunities for sharing of best

Be cognisant of current trends in coaching and training as relevant to

Meet with coaches on a regular basis and oversee their roles within the

Ensuring all students receive regular feedback on their development in the rowing program

Facilitate the implementation of a fair, consistent, transparent and logical selection criteria and process and contribute to advice on student placement in crews.

Represent rowing within the College and to the wider

Organise and conduct the Rowing Information

Support the College’s co-curricular program


  1. Student Welfare and Development
  • Structure the program and expectations to facilitate a positive and supportive culture within the program.
  • Provide a safe and secure competition and training environment for all rowers and
  • Develop students’ experiences through participating in the rowing


 2. Relationship Management

  • Work collaboratively with the Sports Coordinator – Rowing in all aspects of the rowing
  • Develop a strong, professional relationship with staff, students and parents at the
  • Oversee the performance of rowing coaches in all aspects of their
  • Embrace the concept of team and demonstrate a respect for the value of professionals working towards the attainment of a shared vision.
  • Maintain correspondence with all parties involved in the program via email or phone (staff, coaches, parents, rowers and NSWRA).
  • Notify the Sports Coordinator – Rowing of any issues as they
  • Ensure that planning processes facilitate the daily and short-range needs of the College in relation to the rowing program.
  • Provide effective and timely communications to students, staff and
  • Contribute to decision making processes in support of the
  • Hold one on one meetings with students, to goal set and further understand the
  • Cultivate an engaging journey for our students from Years 7 to 12, that aligns with the school’s vision and values


3. Refection

  • Actively participate in an end of season review each season, to evaluate the effectiveness of the rowing program and provide recommendations for future


4. Communication

  • Ensure all written and verbal communication is courteous, professional, accurate and reflective of College values.


5. Risk and Compliance

  • Report directly to the Principal on any matters relating to child
  • Support the Head of Sport 7-12, in compiling risk assessments for rowing, events and facilities pertinent to the rowing program.
  • Support the Sports Coordinator – Rowing in compiling risk assessments of all excursions and activities pertaining to rowing.
  • Support key staff in the implementation of efficient and effective risk management plans that reflect adherence to legislation, compliance and policy as it relates to the rowing program at the College.
  • Report any risk in relation to College property or equipment to the Director of Sport in a timely manner.


6. Professional Learning

  • In partnership with your Manager, continuously align your skills and professional development requirements to ensure that you are meeting the obligations of your


  1. Other duties as may be required from time to


 Personal Capabilities:

  • Willingness to support the ethos and values of the College
  • Expertise in the sport of Rowing
  • A proven track record of creating a positive team culture
  • Expertise in developing training programs for rowing for all ability levels
  • Strong people and relationship management skills
  • Current car and boat driver’s license
  • 5+ years of management / coaching experience
  • Current driver’s license to operate a bus is advantageous
  • Strong management and co-ordination skills




Director of Rowing – Wilderness School

  • Inspiring and Leading
  • Continue to Build on Wilderness School Successes
  • Leading Independent Girls School

Wilderness School is inviting applications for the role of Director of Rowing responsible for developing and leading a contemporary and inclusive rowing program enabling our Girls to learn and develop.

Through consultation, collaboration and expertise the successful applicant will:

  • Develop and execute a rowing program that caters for the needs of all students involved, with a focus on growth and achievement.
  • Coordinate and manage key events.
  • Embed the School’s wellbeing approach and practices to actively support and prioritise student and staff wellbeing.


For more information about the role and details on how to apply please refer to the role on the Seek Advertisement Click Here or on the Wilderness Website Career Opportunities

Applications close:  Wednesday 20 September 2023. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check, Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect and adhere to the School’s Child Protection Policy. Wilderness School Privacy Policy is published on


North Sydney Girls High School | Rowing Coach for the Junior Program

 The North Sydney Girls’ High School P&C Association operates a successful and popular rowing program for students at NSGHS. The program has been running since 1989 and has recently grown rapidly, with about 40 girls enrolled in the 2022-23 season.

Due to this rapid growth, the program is seeking an experienced and passionate Coach for the junior rowing program to manage and be the lead on-water coach for the school girls in Years 7 – 8 (about 30 athletes).   This age group is the largest part of our rowing program, and it is administered and operated separately to the senior year groups.

About our program

The NSGHS rowing club is a values-based program; specifically teamwork, respect, and achieving one’s personal best in an enjoyable environment.  In recent years, the program has had considerable success and is generally competitive at schoolgirl regattas.

The club rows out of the UNSW boatshed in Tarban Creek, Hunters Hill, Sydney (near Gladesville Bridge).  It owns 6 quad sculls, three doubles and four singles.  There is no sweep rowing.

 Our junior team typically train in groups of 10-15 on three weekday mornings (5:20am) and Saturday mornings (7:30am). Additionally they attend gym twice a week.  Our program also requires athletes and coaches to attend two rowing camps each season, one in Spring (October) and one in Summer (late January).

The key responsibilities

  • Develop and implement comprehensive training programs for junior rowing athletes
  • Lead on-water training sessions, including warm-up, technique, and physical conditioning exercises
  • Monitor athlete progress and provide feedback and advice on technique and performance
  • Ensure safety and welfare of all athletes during training and competition
  • Maintain rowing equipment and facilities
  • Communicate regularly with the program’s rowing convenors
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to assistant coaches.

The successful candidate

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, organising, and conducting training sessions for the junior team, overseeing athlete development, and ensuring their safety and welfare. They will have considerable autonomy in designing, implementing and directing the on-water training program. The candidate will have the assistance of other part time coaches to train the junior athletes. They will not be required to assist with the land gym program, which is run separately by an experienced personal trainer.

Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate will have extensive rowing experience, a record of coaching success, and excellent communication and leadership skills. You must be able to inspire and motivate young athletes to achieve their full potential, while fostering a positive and supportive team culture. Also, you must be able to work effectively with assistant coaches, and other support staff.

You must be a current member of Rowing NSW and hold the following:

  • Level 1 Coaching Certificate or higher (or equivalent);
  • At least two years coaching in another program, ideally high school girls;
  • General Boating Licence (GBL);
  • Current Working with Children (WWC) certificate
  • Two rowing-related referees

Interested in the role?

If you’re a highly motivated and experienced rowing coach looking for an exciting new opportunity, we’d love to hear from you! This is a very rewarding role working with a team of highly engaged junior athletes. The program pays competitive rates in line with the market.

Please send your expressions of interest to [email protected]

Name: NSGHS Rowing

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0416 114 663



Westlake Girls High School – Head Rowing Coach

Westlake Girls High School is a leading educator of young women located on the North Shore of Auckland with a roll of over 2000 students. Our school is recognised nationally and internationally for our high-quality education, wide-ranging extra-curricular opportunities, and for providing a nurturing environment where students can excel in all aspects of their lives. We are committed to helping our students grow into confident, optimistic, robust young women who are proud citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand, equipped for global success.

Westlake Girls Rowing

Westlake Girls has a proud history in rowing, competing at the Maadi Cup (New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships) since 1983, with considerable success. Westlake Girls Rowing is affiliated to the North Shore Rowing Club, currently there are over 40 rowers in the programme. The ethos echoes the school’s wider vision, focusing on providing an environment that takes a long-term approach to athlete development and fosters a love of the sport, while challenging and supporting students to pursue excellence on the water. Westlake Girls Rowing benefits from extensive support from school leadership with Principal Jane Stanley, herself a former New Zealand Rowing representative.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Sport, the Head Rowing Coach will be responsible for:

  • Leading a team of coaches across Novice to U18 level.
  • On and off water coaching
  • Creating training programmes suitable to the development of young female athletes.
  • Leading a culture focused on long-term development, athlete retention, and performance.
  • Allocating resources across the programme.
  • Collaborating and communicating with Sports and non-Sports staff to ensure the rowing programme aligns with the school’s strategic vision.
  • Collaborating with the Westlake Girls Rowing Committee to ensure effective management of core operations, including logistics, fleet maintenance, fundraising, and financial management.
  • Administration tasks associated with the running of the rowing programme.

Candidate Profile

We are seeking applicants that meet the following criteria:

  • Significant coaching experience and/or experience as an athlete at a high level in rowing (ideally both).
  • Excellent technical coaching knowledge and skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High levels of organisation and planning.
  • Passionate about rowing and helping students to develop as athletes and people.

This role is part-time with hours to be negotiated with the successful candidate. Both teaching and non-teaching applicants will be considered.

This is a great opportunity for an aspirational coach to lead an established, well-resourced rowing programme.

Please send your expression of interest and CV to Jane Stanley [email protected]