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Join the coxless rowers

Posted by Becky on 24th April 2013

Join the coxless rowers

teapigs matcha fans and all round amazing rowing ladies Annabel and Laura (otherwise known as The Coxless Rowers) are embarking on an fantastic challenge. Next year will see them become the first all female team to row the Pacific from Long Beach to Cairns (that’s nearly 8000 miles) We have been involved with the Coxless Rowers for a little while now and love their determination and dedication and the fact they love tea, well that’s the icing on the cake!

 Do you fancy taking on the challenge and getting involved in this amazing adventure? Annabel and Laura are on the hunt for two more fabulous ladies to join them on their voyage. If you have what it takes, read on!

We are currently looking for two more women to join our four man boat. We will become the first all female team to row the Pacific Ocean in April 2014, breaking three World Records in the process.

We will be rowing for Breast Cancer Care as it is a charity that is close to both of our hearts. We are also working with The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) who share the same philosophy of inspiring women to be involved in sport.

The journey starts from now and will require commitment, determination, both physical and mental strength and most importantly, solid teamwork.

For us, it’s about the person – someone 100% committed to the team particularly during the run-up to the row, who is head strong and who can cope with sleep deprivation. More importantly, we are looking for two women who are open to an adventure, and bond well with us as a team. This is about having fun and above all, enjoying every moment of being on the ocean.

 Job Specification:

We are looking to recruit two females to join us for the entirety of this expedition. We would love them to become an integrated and proactive member of the team straight away, involving significant contribution to the preparation not just the training.

 This will involve:

•           Two weekends per month for team training & events

•           Weekly review meetings

•           Daily administration of your role involving email/ telephone communication

•           Commitment to a structured 6 day a week training plan approximately two hours a day

•           At least two, one week team building/training weeks away

•           Involvement in presentations, fundraisers, sponsorship meetings etc.

•           Willing to make the row a priority within your life.


 We are looking for people with experience of or who can significantly contribute to the following roles:

•           Co-ordinating events

•           Fundraiser

•           Project Manager

•           Skipper to lead the crew and boat management (preferably sailing experience)

•           PR/ Marketing Lead


We are currently managing all of these roles ourselves, but Annabel takes the particular lead on the communications/ media and Laura Leads the medical/ training role. We are open to girls who are adaptable and willing to take on a specific role.


 Ideally the skill sets we are looking for:

•           Serious team player and adaptability

•           Openness to learning about yourself and the team

•           Experience at sea

•           Organisational skills

•           Approachable

•           Dedicated and focused

•           Proven record in endurance sport/ activities

•           Experience in Project/team management

•           Excellent Communication skills

 

Deadline is Monday 29/4/13 4pm.

Applications will be reviewed and those selected for interview will be asked to be present for an all day process on Sat 18th May in London (exact location to be detailed at the time of invite).

 

 

For more info, head over to www.coxlessrowers.com or to apply, email the girls on info@coxlessrowers.com.