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Head Of Rowing

Scotch College Adelaide - Mitcham, SA

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Full Job Description

Position name Head of Rowing

Employment Status Fixed term - five-year contract, commencing T4 2021

Load Negotiable

Classification Grade 6

Key Relationships Reporting to the Head of Sporting Programs, the Head of Rowing is an excellent role
model for students, colleagues, and parents; always representing the College in a

positive and professional manner.

Our Mission:
Scotch College aims to prepare our students to make an impact.

We plan to deliver consistent, outstanding innovation in our people, programs and infrastructure on a sustainable
basis, in order to provide opportunities for young people to thrive and develop the awareness, boldness and
versatility to make a difference in any part of the world.

We are a forward looking, externally focused, nurturing and ambitious community driven by a powerful sense of the
wellbeing of our stakeholders, so that the wellbeing of others may be enhanced. Wellbeing is embedded in

everything we do, and we want our staff to be:
  • able to flourish: be physically adept, mentally resilient, intrinsically motivated, highly skilled,
  • practicing effective work life integration, and
  • demonstrating an adaptive capability which will enable the College to confidently embrace disruption.
Key to the achievement of this vision is the College’s strategy of attracting and retaining the best people whose values

align with Scotch.

Position Objective:
The Head of Rowing is responsible for the strategic development and leadership of the Scotch program, including

the recruitment and development of coaches.

The Head of Rowing will assist the Head of Sporting Programs with the delivery of other sporting programs during

terms 2/3.

Position Overview:
Head of Rowing is a high-profile position within the Scotch and Adelaide rowing community. Following a significant

upgrade of boats and facilities in 2015, the Scotch rowing program now has more than 180 student participants, a

highly active rowing support community and enjoys success in the schools’ competition programs.

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Key Responsibility Areas:
1. Leadership

  • Continue to develop a rowing program ethos that is congruent with the tradition and direction of the

  • Coordinate students, staff, parents, and coaches to ensure Scotch College crews reach their rowing
performance potential.

  • Maintain cooperation with Rowing South Australia.
  • Maintain cooperation with, and participate in, the Heads of Rowing Committee.
  • Ensure a balance between enjoyment and standards amongst all rowing crews.
  • Lead and maintain a positive relationship with the rowing parent’s committee.
2. Program Management

  • Recruit, manage and support the paid casual rowing coaching staff.
  • Take responsibility for the mentoring of coaches and assisting in their professional development.
  • Continually plan and review the financial management of the program to identify means of maximising the
effectiveness of the program.

  • Liaise with HR/Payroll regarding the employment and remuneration of all rowing coaches.
  • Manage the purchase and maintenance of all College rowing equipment.
  • Plan and manage all aspects of Scotch College rowing camps.
  • Coordinate the logistics trainings, regattas, and camps (including transport, Risk assessment, work health
and safety, food and equipment).

  • Oversee the selection of crews and transparent criteria for crew and seat selection processes.
  • Determine specific training goals and performance levels for each section of the boat club.
  • Communicate clearly with all sections of the rowing community.
  • Ensure that crews have opportunity to participate in a range of regattas throughout the season.
  • Advise on other matters relating to competition including injury prevention and management, nutrition
and recovery.

  • Determine and oversee an appropriate winter training program.
  • Contribute to the planning and organisation of rowing events and associated fundraising.
  • Assist the Head of Sport with the delivery of other sports programs during term 2 and 3 including
supervising excursions, administrative tasks and implementing initiatives.

3. Work Health Safety and Wellbeing

  • Maintain safety procedures, risk assessment and policies for all personnel involved in the sport. Attend all
water sessions and establish, monitor and maintain safety standards relevant to the sport.

  • Take reasonable care of and cooperate with actions taken to protect the health and safety of self and others.
  • Report all accidents, incidents and hazards as soon as is practicable.
  • Read and adhere to all Scotch WHS guidelines and policies.
4. General responsibilities

  • Act as an excellent role model for students, colleagues, and parents; always representing the College in a
positive and professional manner.

  • Attend College and Campus staff meetings as required.
  • Attend College functions and events when required.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to one’s own professional learning, including undertaking regular professional
development activities in relation to the requirements of this role.

  • Undertake other duties as required.
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Key Selection Criteria: Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential experience

  • Proven experience in leading a successful rowing program.
Qualifications, skills, and knowledge

  • Relevant qualifications and experience in relation to the position of Head of Rowing.
  • High degree of competency in data entry.
  • Must hold a current drivers’ licence, be able to tow a boat trailer and bus license.
  • Out of hours work will be required. The successful candidate may negotiate a Sunday/Monday weekend as
in time in lieu during the Rowing Season.

Key Selection Criteria:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an open and friendly disposition and the ability to listen effectively.
  • An independent worker with demonstrated self-motivation and initiative in setting goals, creating solutions,
and managing multiple tasks.

  • Demonstrated leadership with values inline with the Scotch Leadership Framework
  • Superior organisational ability, including the ability to organise others in a positive and effective manner.
  • The ability to communicate with, and relate effectively to, students and parents from a range of backgrounds
to ensure that their needs are met.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders within the College community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective and constructive team member and a willingness to fully
participate in College Activities.

  • Ability to develop, promote and implement new and creative initiatives.
  • Demonstrated personal resilience, including the ability to work under pressure and manage stress effectively.
  • A high level of energy and vitality and enthusiasm for education and the well-being of young people.
  • A high degree of confidentiality and professional judgement.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be eligible to work in Australia.
  • Must satisfy child protection screening and adhere to Scotch’s Child Protection policy and procedures.
  • Position is employed under the terms and conditions of the College’s Enterprise Agreement.
  • All staff are responsible for ensuring that the data they collect, access or retain is done so within the
requirements of the College Privacy Policy.

No position description can capture the complexity of tasks within a school. Therefore, this position description should

not be seen as limiting and some flexibility is required when using this position description. There will be other tasks,

not described above, that may be given to this position from time-to-time.

All positions evolve and change over time, and the school commits to regularly review and update position

descriptions to accurately reflect the contribution of employees.

Scotch College is a child-safe organisation and committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

We undertake appropriate screening and suitability assessments to determine the commitment of applicants to

supporting child safety and wellbeing values in practice.

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Mitcham, SA

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