11 new roles available to shape the future of our Olympic Team

To support the development of our Olympic Pathway, we will be introducing a series of new and exciting job roles for those who want to shape the future of our Olympic Team


Following an extended period of review and consultation, British Rowing are excited to announce we will be undertaking a once in a generation evolution of our Olympic Pathway, the network of programmes which identify and support our future Olympic rowers. This will include a series of new and exciting job roles, which will help shape the future of our Olympic Team.

In 2020 British Rowing undertook a Pathway Insights Project to understand the efficiency and effectiveness of our Olympic Pathway, in order to inform potential future improvements to our Performance strategy for 2028 and beyond. Coupled with this, our Committed to Inclusion survey highlighted the potential opportunities for developing our performance further, through ensuring our Pathway is engaging with and developing a wide range of talent, fully reflective of British society.

Based on those findings, input from our key funding partners, and further consultation across the sport, from 2023 we will be evolving our Olympic Pathway to ensure it is fit for the future, by developing and updating the programmes which identify talent and provide a route into our Olympic team.

Our aspiration is to create a Pathway which is open, accessible, and clear, enabling any individual who has the potential to row or coach for Great Britain to discover their ambitions and achieve them.

Central to this will be the introduction of a series of new GB Performance Development Academies, which will identify and develop potential future Olympic talent, with a particular focus on targeting individuals from backgrounds who might not typically access the sport through traditional routes.

In addition, we will introduce a series of new GB High Performance Academies, which will see us working with our leading performance clubs and programmes to support the individuals who are closest to making the transition into our Senior Olympic Programme.

We will continue to develop our England Talent Pathway, including the introduction of a series of new Coastal Sculling Academies, designed to support and develop rowers who have the potential to transition to the new Beach Sprints format, which has been included in the 2026 Commonwealth Games and is anticipated to be introduced as part of the Olympic rowing programme from 2028.

There will continue to be strong overlaps with our Paralympic Pathway, to ensure we continue to provide opportunities for the development of future talent to join our world leading senior Paralympic programme.

To support the development of these programmes we will be introducing a series of new and exciting job roles. We’re looking for individuals who aspire to help shape the future of our Olympic Team, in the following full time roles;

Olympic Transition Coach – U19-U23
Performance Development Coach – North West
Performance Development Coach – East Midlands
Satellite Coach – North West
Satellite Coach – East Midlands
Satellite Coach – Yorkshire
Satellite Coach – South West
Beach Sprints Pathway Coach – England

In addition, we have the following exciting volunteer roles within our GB Beach Sprints programme;

Safety & Course Coordinator – GB Beach Sprints Team
External Selector for the GB Beach Sprints Teams

Underpinning the developments above will be a renewed approach to supporting the development of coaches working within the Olympic Pathway.

As part of this we will shortly be advertising a brand new role, Coach Developer – Olympic Pathway. Details of this role will be advertised in the next few weeks. If you are interested in discussing this role further, or any of the roles listed above please contact peter.sheppard@britishrowing.org or tom.pattichis@britishrowing.org.