London Youth Rowing (LYR) are looking for an engaging and creative person lead on inclusion and diversity as part of our Active Row Programme.

The role centres around building and maintaining relationships with SEND schools and teachers and we are seeking an exceptional individual, confident in engaging young people in physical activity and is passionate about working with those that may have special educational needs or disabilities.

Pay and Working Hours

This is a Full Time position with a salary in the range of £22,000-£24,000 per annum based on experience. The working hours are Monday to Friday, typically 0900-1700 or equivalent to be agreed with your line manager.

Days in lieu of working additional hours must be arranged and agreed with your managers. You will typically be required to work remotely, daily based at one of our partner schools or from the LYR Head Office (Royal Docks Adventure, Newham, E16 2QT), you should be able to work remotely if required.

The role

The role is integral to the successful delivery of the engagement programmes. This role will lead on Inclusion, specifically building participation for SEND participants. Working across several London Boroughs, the Inclusion Lead will develop a strong partnership with State Secondary Schools and deliver extra-curricular Clubs. The focus from September until March is Indoor Rowing moving to On-Water rowing from April to August.


To build participation in SEND schools and participants to pre-determined and agreed goals and targets

To build participation in AP schools and participants to pre-determined and agreed goals and targets

To deliver engaging indoor rowing sessions to new and existing participants, building participation

To support and work alongside other LYR Staff in producing SEND specific resources and videos to support schools and other organisations that LYR may work with.

To support and work alongside the other staff and coaches to make sure competitions and hubs are inclusive to all participants

Delivery of high quality coaching and good engagement with young people who may be at risk of dropping out of sport and physical activity

To develop strong relationships with each Partner School, specifically PE Teachers, Heads of Department and the Senior Management Team in Partner Schools

To confidently lead ‘On the water’ rowing sessions for schools and learn to row courses. LYR can provide training for development and qualification needed.

Collection of weekly data and regular surveys of young people within set timeframe to ensure impact measurement

To work with other LYR Coaches to deliver taster sessions and local and Area Indoor Rowing Competitions

To help support the CPD of other LYR staff and coaches to lift the knowledge base of the organisation

To ensure Indoor Rowing Clubs maximise the social experience and cater for changing motivations of young people

To work with our LYR staff to identify case studies and new content for social media and promotion

To promote the pathway from the Indoor Rowing Clubs (School based) to a Community Satellite Club or Hub or onwards to a different sport if appropriate

To ensure provision for Young People with Special Educational Needs or a Disability linking with internal and external SEN Co-ordinators

Experience of working with young people and Schools of Secondary age

Experience of working with SEND schools and participants developing an inclusive environment

Experience of working with AP schools and participants

Coaching experience – 11 to 18 year olds in different sports and activities

Excellent verbal, written communication and IT skills

Ability to work remotely and self-motivated

How to Apply

In order to apply for this role, you should submit:

  • An updated CV which shows your full career history with any breaks explained, we recommend that this is no longer than three pages;
  • A supporting statement explaining why you are interested in this role, detailing how you are a good candidate for this role and how you fulfil the person specification, again we recommend that this is no longer than two pages;

Please submit the documents via email to:

Emily Coe, [email protected]