Development Officer

Website Welsh Rowing

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.

The postholder must be in a position to work from home in the current Covid-19 situation. When restrictions are lifted within Wales, they will be expected to be based from the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff with the option of regular home working.

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 the 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, Indoor Rowing competitions 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 and the Equality Standard for Sport ➢ 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 (£22,000) we have a benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, CPD, free gym membership and childcare vouchers.

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The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

Equal Opportunities

Welsh Rowing is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

How to apply

To apply, please email for an application form. Applications should be returned to by noon on Wednesday 9th November 2020. CVs will not be accepted.

The interviews will be held online during the week commencing 16th November 2020.

For an informal discussion on the role please contact Helen Tan, CEO, on

Closing date: 9 November 2020

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