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Development Officer (Maternity Cover) – Welsh Rowing

author icon author icon 30 January 2019 author icon Vacancies


We are recruiting for a Maternity Cover Development Officer role, whilst our Development Manager is on maternity leave from April.  More details, including how to apply, are available here.

Full Time- minimum 9 month contract, with possibility of extension Start Date: 8th April 2019 

Deadline: February 20th 2019

Job Description 


Welsh Rowing is recruiting for a Development Officer to cover the current postholder’s maternity leave.  We are looking for a dynamic individual with good sports development knowledge, not specifically rowing, who is an effective communicator and highly organised.

Purpose of the Job

The RDO will work across the organisation to deliver all aspects of the national development strategy. It will focus on increasing capacity, ensuring clubs are sustainable, and working in partnerships to deliver maximum participation rates.

Line Management 

The post-holder is responsible to the Welsh Rowing Chief Executive.

Specific Responsibilities

➢ To oversee the implementation of a new National Development strategy, ensuring all activity is sustainable, high quality and targets are met

➢ Communicate regularly with the rowing community through our monthly newsletter, website and social media channels

➢ Assist clubs to grow and expand, through grant advice and support, encouragement of partnerships and beneficial links

➢ To drive participation increases through organising development activities, including Cardiff School Games, Newport Indoor Rowing competition and after-school clubs

➢ To provide monitoring and evaluation information for future improvement

➢ To support the development of a sustainable workforce (coaches, officials, volunteers, club officers, tutors) through a monthly CPD offering, formal coaching courses and informal opportunities

➢ To work in partnership to reach under-represented groups, and lead the organisation’s commitment to Insport

➢ At all times present a positive image of Welsh Rowing, its volunteers and staff

➢ Be prepared to continuously develop as a sports professional

General Responsibilities

These include:

➢ Following Welsh Rowing’s Policies and Procedures, ensuring that these are consistently applied by staff and rowers for whom the post-holder is responsible.  Special attention must be given to Welsh Rowing’s Policies on safety, safeguarding and anti-doping.

➢ Representing Welsh Rowing as necessary at external events including National Conferences and forums.

➢ Such duties as may be reasonably required by the CEO to ensure the overall objectives of Welsh Rowing are met.

This list is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive, as there may be other reasonable duties and requirements associated with the post, which Welsh Rowing may call upon the post-holder to perform from time to time


The post-holder will work a minimum of 37 hours per week, noting that to be successful, time in evenings and weekends occasionally will be needed.

The Benefits 

In addition to your competitive basic salary (£20,000) we have a benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, CPD, free gym membership and childcare vouchers.

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