Kayak Coach

Closing date: Midday, Friday 23 June 2023

We are looking for a motivated and engaging candidate to help support the delivery of Paddlesport Games sessions throughout the Term. Reporting to the Head of Outdoor Education, they will support the safe running of water based activities, including planning of sessions, maintenance of equipment and organisation of groups. Sessions will vary depending on the season/group and consist mainly of marathon racing training in the Michaelmas Term, introductory sessions in the Summer Term, and development sessions in canoe and kayaks in the Lent Term. Experience with marathon kayaking training and the DW is not essential but advantageous. For the right candidate, there will be scope for additional year round work as part of the Outdoor Education department through DofE, Cokethorpe Camps, outreach, AOB’s and international expeditions.

As a mainstay in the Games programme, kayaking is a popular option for pupils at Cokethorpe. Weekly sessions make use of the direct access onto the River Thames from the newly developed boathouse. The School has a strong history of marathon kayaking and is developing more recreational paddle sports activities. Paddling at Cokethorpe does not just focus on the successes of our pupils who enter the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race but also offers introductory sessions and canoe journeys. We are looking at expanding our offering, for the right candidate there is an opportunity to support this growth.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted on the official support staff application form and sent to Mrs Sophie Crossley, Head of Human Recourses, Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxon OX29 7PU or by email to recruitment@cokethorpe.org. Application forms can be sent to applicants by post on request or can be downloaded below. Please email recruitment@cokethorpe.org with your name and address and the position you are interested in or call the school office on 01993 703921.

Salary: This will be dependent on experience, qualifications and training requirements. The rates for this role vary from £15 to £30 per hour.
Appointment Dates: September 2023 start

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Kayak Coach ad May 2023