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RowLeeds Volunteer Coach

Want to become a rowing coach?

Can you lead a team?

Do you want to inspire young people?

Do you want to build your CV?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above then we want to hear from you.


You don’t need to be an experienced rower, we will provide all the training. You just need you to be passionate about building a team of your own and showing young people from local state schools what can be achieved with a bit of commitment.

Apply Below

“We are immensely fortunate to have a dedicated volunteer rowing coach who leads our club with some innovative and exciting sessions for the pupils. It also allows us to be part of some great competitions such as the RowLeeds Indoor Championships.”

Ben Harding, Farnley Academy


Volunteer Role Description – RowLeeds Indoor Rowing Programme

Overview of the Role

The RowLeeds Indoor Rowing Programme aims to raise aspirations and build confidence in young people across Leeds. We are using rowing as a vehicle to get young people active and enjoying sport, whilst delivering key messages to instil resilience and self-belief. Our work is targeted in areas of deprivation, so the work you do will have an impact on those who need it most.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and deliver a minimum of one indoor rowing session per week in a secondary school in Leeds

  • Grow your programme to sit within the RowLeeds competition framework and commitment reward scheme

    • RowLeeds Indoor Champs runs once a term

    • Metre Meter scheme rewards those who achieve a certain number of metres on the machine

Skills & Experience Required

  • Pro-activeness and initiative… to build your own programme

  • Enthusiasm and passion … to deliver fun and energetic sessions

  • Reliable and trustworthy … setting the tone of commitment each week

  • Good communication skills … to effectively coach the young people in the club

Skills Developed

  • Leadership

  • Sport-specific coaching skills

  • Problem-solving

  • Planning and Organisation

  • Time management

  • Independent working

Training & Support

Our volunteer workforce is what makes our programme so great. The energy and enthusiasm they have brings to life the positive work we do. We therefore care about ensuring our volunteers get the training, support and guidance they need throughout their role. This includes:

  • A bespoke RowUK Coach Education course, providing with everything you will need

  • A Safeguarding and Child Protection Course

  • A fully funded DBS Check

  • First aid training

  • Reimbursement of travel costs

  • Full reference

  • Regular CPD workshops


You will be able to commit 2-3 hours per week during term time, consisting of a minimum of 1 hour’s delivery, travel to and from sessions and administration time. You will also be required to attend any training relevant to your role.

Further Information

RowLeeds volunteers are responsible to Ben Cox, Programme Director at RowUK.

Ben can be contacted on bcox@rowuk.co.uk


  • We have 20 RowLeeds Indoor Rowing Programme volunteer roles available for 2020-21

  • See below to apply online. You will be invited for an informal meeting with the RowUK Programme Director to discuss the role

Read more about the RowLeeds Indoor Programme including interviews with existing RowLeeds coaches here.

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