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Active Row Bristol Programme Manager

We are looking for an excellent manager of our Active Row Nottingham programme, someone who is passionate about inclusion and keen to share key Life Skills through the sport of rowing with young people.

Role Purpose

Active Row (AR) is LYR'sflagship school engagement programme. The programme aims to engageparticipants from a range of different backgrounds, introducing them to thesport of rowing, tackling inactivity, building Life Skills, and improvingwellbeing.The programme currently runs across London, Nottingham, Leeds Bradford andWakefield and Kent, with Bristol becoming our newest location. Schools areprovided with coaching and equipment to run indoor rowing clubs through thewinter and on-water rowing in the spring and summer. The AR BristolProgramme Manager will be responsible for launching and overseeing the Bristol branchof the Active Row programme. This will include managing the relationship thatLYR has with the local schools and organisations at every level, as well asliaising with stakeholders in the programme. The role also includes deliveringsessions and co-ordinating and recruiting a team of volunteers to help you withsession delivery, working with lcoal Universities and rowing clubs. This rolewill be based in Bristol working remotely from the rest of the Active Row team,however there will be times throughout the year that you will be workingclosely with the team of coaches based in London and be expected to visit for generalwork, training and to support events.

While in this role, you will consistently be working andfocusing on your own development and experience as a coach and programme leadwithin the world of rowing and grassroots sports. While in this role, you will havethe chance to shadow peers, have mentors within your team, and have support ofyour line manager and coach developer. Your development is at the heart of theprogramme, supported by your colleagues and using the framework ofopportunities that LYR will offer, you will be responsible for making the mostof your journey with LYR.

Pay and Hours

This is a full-time role with a salary of £26,000. Theworking days are Monday to Friday typically with at least one evening a weekand occasional weekends/events throughout the year. Days in lieu of workingadditional hours will be arranged and agreed with your managers.

Performance Standards

Managing the Bristol branch of Active Row

·       Liaise and maintain a relationship with stakeholders including universities and watersports clubs

·       Represent the core values and message of LYR in Bristol

·       Provide regular updates and written reports for LYR management and programme funders on the progress of the Active Row programme in Bristol, ,supported by a member of Senior Management Team

·       Research and write case studies, supported by other staff, demonstrating the impact of the Active Row programme in Bristol

·       Co-ordinate , train and support any session coaches and/or volunteers that support on programme delivery

·       Establish any opportunities to expand and develop the programme

·       Undertake general administrative tasks and training

Managing Schools and establish indoor and on water activity

·       Recruit and maintain the participation of at least 10 schools in the programme, with high levels of pupil premium

·       Oversee the relationship between LYR and the schools/organizations and other partner groups

·       Manage the expectations of programme participants and ensuring that the terms of the contract are met, particularly around the usage and servicing of LYR equipment

·       Engage the schools and organizations you work with in all the events the LYR request that they attend

·       Collect and complete data and registers for all sessions taking that take place as part of the programme

·       Organize small scale internal and local events for groups to take part in

·       Evaluate and reporting to your managers the quality and condition of the relationships you are managing on a regular basis

·       Build and promote an LYR Community Open Club as a way of providing recreational rowing opportunities

·       Deliver professional development sessions for teachers and schools to develop their rowing knowledge

Coaching Sessions

·       Plan and prepare sessions for participants of various skill and ability

·       Engage participants in safe and fun sessions

·       Build SEND and AP participation

·       Monitor and record all the necessary data for sessions

·       Evaluate and report on the progress of participants and sharing feedback with them directly as well as with the group leader and your managers

·       Report any incidents, damage or safe guarding concerns using the correct channels

·       Lead sessions both on land and on water

Developing Yourself

·       Manage your attitude and expectations

·       Organize yourself and developing a routine that will help you thrive

·       Communicate clearly with your colleagues and managers

·       Engage fully in the opportunities that are provided, and completing all the necessary training and qualifications required for the role

·       Plan and shape a development plan that you are passionate about

·       Report and communicate openly and honestly with your managers on your complete experience and journey



·       Enrolment into LYR pension scheme, with the People’s Pension (subject to meeting qualifying criteria)

·       20 days’ holiday per year plus 4 company gift days (2 during summer and 2 during the Christmas holidays)

·       Travel expenses

Person Specification


·       Previous experience of coordinating or leading a programme

·       Experience of working both independently and as part of a team

·       Rowing experience and holds or be prepared to complete a L2 Rowing Coach qualification

·       Understanding and experience of using technology

·       Previous experience of working independently and remotely

Abilities, skills, and knowledge

·       Ability to make sensible decisions

·       Willingness to apply yourself

·       Committed to developing yourself

·       Capable adapting to changing environments and situations

·       Skilled at communication, time management, and teamwork

·       Holds a current and valid driving license

Personal attributes

·       Enthusiastic approach to working with young people who face barriers to participation and physical activity

·       Passionate and spirited

·       Pragmatic

·       Open minded and considerate

·       Supportive and helpful

·       Engaging

·       Professional

·       Approachable and accommodating

·       Observant

·       Confident

How to Apply

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, Programme Director,


If you apply, we will aim to acknowledge your application within 24 hours of receipt. If after that time you have not heard from us, please telephone the LYR office (0203 434 0990) to ensure that it has arrived. Using a secure email address and putting the job title /organization in the subject line reduces the chances of any email going into spam.


More Information

Thank you for taking the time to read this job information pack, we hope that you have found it useful. If you are interested in applying and have questions about the role you would like to ask first, please send an email to ecoe@londonyouthrowing.comwith the job title/organization in the subject line and we will get back to you.

Please submit application to:
Programme Director
Emily Coe

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