May 10, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for a dynamic and exceptional Head of Rowing (teaching or non-teaching) to lead and manage the delivery of high-quality rowing coaching to pupils aged 13-18.
Competitive with generous benefits
Working Pattern
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date
May 24, 2024


We are looking for a dynamic and exceptional Head of Rowing (teaching or non-teaching) to lead and manage the delivery of high-quality rowing coaching to pupils aged 13-18.

Winchester College Boat Club is one of the oldest school boat clubs in the country, founded officially in 1867. It is a small (less than 70 pupils) but nationally competitive club that has an excellent coach to athlete ratio and is well supported by the College. Most rowing takes place on the Itchen Navigation, part of the network of rivers and streams running through Winchester, and there is a very well-equipped boathouse within walking distance of the College. Long-distance training takes place on the tidal waters in Southampton from the University boat hard. The club has a high quality fleet of boats.

The Head of Rowing is responsible for all aspects of the good conduct of Boat Club. They will provide effective leadership and management of Rowing and thereby build and maintain an effective teaching and coaching team which continually enhances the quality of learning and achievement.

The postholder will be responsible for running Rowing under the direction and guidance of the Director of Sport ensuring that all teaching, coaching and administrative tasks are completed efficiently, to ensure success, enjoyment and enthusiasm for Winchester College School Rowing.

About Winchester College 

The school was founded by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, in 1382. Winchester College is a boarding and day school of over 700 pupils. In September 2022, the College welcomed 40 day boys and girls into the Sixth Form, and will continue to do so over time, expanding the entry each year to include girl boarders in due course.

Situated in the heart of Winchester and within easy reach of London, there are few schools in the world which can claim to be as historic, distinguished, and beautiful as Winchester College.

Terms and Applications 

Winchester College welcomes applications for this position from those with teaching (any curriculum subject) and non-teaching backgrounds alike. The precise details of the postholder’s contract will depend on the background and nature of the appointment.

This position will ideally commence in September 2024, but this can be subject to negotiation with the successful applicant.

Benefits include a generous pension scheme and access to on-site sports facilities, with wider support available for wellbeing and development.

For full details on the above post and to apply please click on Apply below.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 24th May 2024. 

Interviews are expected to take place during w/c 3rd June 2024. 

Only applications completed on the school website will be accepted.

Please note that applications will be dealt with as they arrive. Winchester College reserves the right to close the application process early should a suitable candidate be found.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the recruitment process, please email

Further information 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact the HR Department -

Further information about the school can be found at

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Diversity and Inclusion 

Winchester College is a truly international community that celebrates everyone’s individuality, talents and potential and offers regular training and career development opportunities. We embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are committed to promoting a fair and supportive environment for all our employees. We work hard to create a culture where different perspectives are valued and our staff feel valued for their individuality, and share a sense of belonging. Our aim is to reflect the diverse nature of society and of our pupil body. 


Winchester College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children: applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, and obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services certificate. Staff will receive appropriate safeguarding training which is regularly updated. 


Both staff and pupils at Winchester College are committed to being the most sustainable school possible. You can learn more about our goal of creating a more sustainable school here. 

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