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Background


City of Cambridge Rowing Club (CCRC) is one of the oldest rowing clubs in Cambridge.  The club has a broad membership from juniors, through seniors to masters across sweep and sculling.  It competes both regionally and nationally.  The club has recently completed a new boathouse which it shares with St Mary’s School and Homerton College.  The new facility includes a state-of-the-art gym, clubroom and boat bay with the most modern fleet on the river Cam.  With the completion of these renovations, the club intends to further grow and develop. 
 
CCRC has also taken the lead in a new outreach program, titled East Anglia Youth Rowing, 
to encourage a broader uptake to the sport from students from deprived backgrounds.  The program will be based at CCRC, but will be run in partnership with rowing clubs and schools in East Anglia.  It will involve indoor rowing at each school that joins the program as well as water sessions at each of the clubs.
 
The club is hiring a full-time rowing professional to drive its Development and Outreach aspirations. It is expected that the outreach program will take up to 50% of the professional’s time and that the balance of the role will be supporting CCRC’s rowing program.  This professional must be a passionate and enthusiastic individual who uses their experience of rowing and coaching at all levels to inspire people from a range of backgrounds to achieve their best.
 
The successful candidate will ideally have a strong track record of delivery both in rowing and coaching.  However, most important will be their passion and enthusiasm for the sport and ability to shape a pathway for individuals regardless of background.

Role Responsibilities 


The role will comprise of the following key duties:


Lead the East Anglia Youth Rowing outreach programme – working with local state schools in offering a land and water-based rowing programme that can both change lives and bring new people to the sport – generally week-day sessions run during school hours. 
Development of the club’s junior and senior programs – working with the club captain to implement a development pathway framework that supports the development of the athletes in the club – generally weekend mornings.
Support volunteer coaches and the wider club membership – providing technical knowledge and guidance to volunteer squad coaches and club members.

Remuneration and Terms: 
The salary is £25,000 per annum, with an annual leave entitlement of four weeks plus statutory holidays.  All reasonable expenses will be covered.  Initial contract to run from start 2022 to end July 2023.
 
Key skills required: 
Proven coaching expertise in sculling and rowing
Project management/organisation skills
Proven ability to engage and communicate with diverse audiences in a clear concise manner
Ability to use software tools /applications to support data management and effective communication.
Key competencies required:
Bias for action (action orientated, self-starting)
Building talent and teams (active development).
Essential experience and qualifications:
Experience of a school or youth sport program
Experience in developing athletes from first-entry to sport of rowing to being competitive
Ability to plan, collaborate, organise and deliver programmes
British Rowing Coaching qualification UKCC Level 2 or a track record of coaching experience
Current clean full driving licence.
Desirable experience and qualifications:
First aid qualification
Driving licence with the ability to tow trailers
R Y A Powerboat Level 2 or international equivalent.


Applications to: recruitment@cityrc.co.uk


Closing Date: 17 November 2021


Interviews by Zoom from: 19 November 2021

Our Women’s Squad had a super 2020/21 campaign with the Development 4+ racing on the Saturday at Henley Women’s Regatta. The 8+ had a great race at MET regatta making the D final of club 8’s, but unfortunately had their season cut short due to COVID and missing out on what was guaranteed to be great racing at Henley Women’s Regatta.

If you want to join one of the fastest growing women’s squads on the Cam for a great 2021/22 season contact ccrcseniorcaptain@gmail.com

? Al Craigie

It was a great end to the season for our Men’s Senior Squad capping off their great Bumps campaign by qualifying both a 4- and 8+ for the Wyfold Challenge Cup and Thames Challenge Cup. Unfortunately the second 8+ narrowly missed out on one of the coveted 32 places but are coming back into the new season hungrier than ever!

The results put the squad in a very strong place for a very successful 2021/22 campaign. If you want to row at City contact ccrcseniorcaptain@gmail.com

? Al Craigie

Superb racing from our Women’s Development 4+ reaching the Saturday races at Women’s Henley Regatta.

We were sad to announce we had withdrawn our 8+ from racing at Henley Women’s Regatta. One of our athletes in the boat tested positive Thursday evening for Coronavirus during a lateral flow test, the rest of our crew subsequently tested negative, however due to the timing we were unable to receive a PCR result in time for today’s race. We will continue to observe the situation following the government and British Rowing guidelines.

Starting 3 July and ending 23 July (with an option for people to cox with City over the summer if they want)

Coxing workshops delivered by qualified coaches and highly experienced coxes on:

  • steering the bumps, side by side regattas, multi-lane races and on the Tideway
  • calls and crew psychology
  • safety
  • boat rigging and maintenance
  • working with coaches and being the in-boat coach

Each cox given a crew for the Town Bumps to practice their skills

Places are limited and anyone interested should get in touch with eventsccrc@gmail.com by 29 June with a brief description of their coxing background and goals.  Successful applicants will hear by 1 July.
At the end coxes should be able to return to their college knowing that they have significantly increased their skill are “bumps ready” for the 2022 Lent and May Bumps.