RCC junior coach vacancy details

Reading Canoe Club
The Warren, Caversham, Berkshire, RG4 7TH
Telephone: 0118 947 7643
Junior Coach vacancy
8-15 hours per week
Overview and purpose of post:
Reading Canoe Club wishes to expand its junior programme and develop a
pathway for junior paddlers, aged 10-18. The aim is to attract new junior
paddlers and coach them from entry-level beginners to become competitive,
fully engaged paddlers and develop their potential to the full.
The post entails:
 Working with the current junior coaches to facilitate a smooth
progression upwards from introductory sessions to confident,
competitive paddlers attending regularly
Actively creating methods to attract new junior paddlers, through schools
and other means
Conducting regular coaching sessions for juniors to help them progress
into competent paddlers
Encouraging junior paddlers to try all forms of kayaking
Giving junior paddlers the skills and confidence to compete in marathon
and sprint events
Key performance indicators:
Number of junior paddlers recruited
Number of junior paddlers retained and attending regular sessions throughout
the year
Number of new junior paddlers racing in marathons and sprints
Job title: Reading Canoe Club Junior coach
Reporting to: Chairman
Location: Reading Canoe Club
Hours: 8 -15 hours per week (one year fixed term contract)
Salary: dependent on experience
Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Coaching
a) Conducting introductory and taster sessions
b) Structuring a programme of regular coached sessions for paddlers who have
reached beyond introductory and elementary stages, to allow them to progress
along a pathway to be competent and competitive paddlers
c) Encourage and equip paddlers to be able to participate in competitive events
d) Help paddlers to set annual personal goals and develop a training plan to
achieve this and to monitor progress
2. Links and communications
a) Help develop links with schools and other potential sources, to attract new
junior paddlers to the club.
b) Create an inspiring presentation to attract new junior paddlers
c) Organise taster sessions to attract new juniors
3. Management and administration
a) Keep abreast of British Canoeing policies and procedures including selection
policies to optimise opportunities for the top junior paddlers. Ensure these are
clearly communicated to athletes, committee and parents
b) Ensure an up-to-date register of athletes is maintained, which includes
personal details and emergency contact details
Guidance Notes:
The postholder will be expected to deliver a regular programme of training at
Reading Canoe Club, largely during weekday late afternoons and Saturday
morning, with occasional competition support.
Skills, knowledge and Experience:
a) Be able to coach canoe, kayak and crew boat skills
b) Coaching qualifications to Level 2 preferred, or with the drive to achieve this
b) Enjoy working with young people and understand their needs
d) Have a flexible and creative approach to coaching
e) Experience of undertaking risk assessments
f) Prepared to undergo DBS check
g) Prepared to undertake further training and development
h) Have excellent organisational skills
i) Have excellent communication skills – written and verbally – to express ideas
and information
j) Be able to plan with colleagues work schedules, resource requirements and
ensure agreed targets are reached
To apply, please send your CV with covering letter to:
Coach vacancy, Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Caversham, Reading RG4 7TH
Or email your application to: info@reading–canoe.org.uk
Closing date: end November 2015