We are seeking an experienced Rowing Coach to work, on a casual basis, within the sports department, to provide a high calibre of coaching sessions to our pupils. 

the Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning engaging and meaningful training sessions, that demonstrate appropriate technique, by using a range of learning styles to encourage learning as well as remaining age and ability appropriate. It is important the right person uses a multitude of approaches to ensure equal opportunities for all pupils. The Coach will enable the pupil’s performance in training and matches through group coaching and where appropriate 1:1 advice. If you were to be successful, you would need to commit to being an exemplary role model to our pupils by maintaining a high level of professional conduct and personal presentation. It is important that the person cooperates with the School on any health and safety matters and responds to any pupil injury or illness in line with school policies. In addition to the above, there will be an element of administration which includes uploading timesheets and liaising with the group/ squad about training plans. For a full outline of the role’s responsibilities, please see the job description.

In order to be successful in this role you will need to have good written and verbal communication skills in order to support a wide range of participants with differing skills and abilities. It is important that you are able to work using your own initiative as well as working as part of a team. You will need to have experience of working with and teaching children and be able to demonstrate sound numeracy and literacy skills. It is essential that you possess a relevant coaching qualification.

The role is flexible, with the expectation that you would be available on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday afternoons, for 33 weeks (term time) at a rate of £29.80 per hour.


Oundle and Laxton Junior Schools have long been associated with the very best of modern independent education, especially boarding. The Schools take seriously their responsibility to pupils so that they can emerge as decent, open-minded adults; ambitious about what they can go on to achieve and contribute. Over 1400 pupils are on roll at the School, of whom 840 are full boarders. Academic results are steadfastly excellent. 

 A team of around 800 staff, both academic and support, ensure an education of the highest standard is in place across the Schools with the efforts of the whole team focused on this fundamental aim.

Living in Oundle

We are fortunate in our location at the heart of a beautiful market town. School and town are part of the same community and our pupils take their place within this community, not isolated from it. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl Theatre.

To apply

Full details of the role, including hours of work and salary, can be found at the “Job Description” link, below. If you are excited by this opportunity, please complete and return an application form and supplement to the application before the closing date. Please note CV submissions cannot be accepted.

Application closing date: Monday 22nd April 2024, 9am

Interview date:  To be confirmed with shortlisted candidates

If you have any questions about the role, please contact:

HR Department, Oundle School, The Bursary, Church Street, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4EE

Email c/o: opportunities@oundleschool.org.uk or Tel: 01832 277193

Application Pack and Job Description

Application Form

Supplement to the Application Form


Oundle School and Laxton Junior School are proud to be equal opportunity employers and we welcome applications from all. Both Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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