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Job vacancy: National Tennis Academy Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach


Tennis Scotland is seeking to recruit a Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for the National Tennis Academy (NTA). The NTA is part of the mission to build a world-class player development pathway and make Great Britain one of the most respected nations in the world for player development.

The Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach will report directly to the NTA Head Coach to support with planning, organisation, delivery and monitoring of a high performance physical programme which compliments the high performance tennis programme. The NTA is delivered in partnership with the sportscotland institute of sport, the University of Stirling and Dollar Academy.

The role will suit an ambitious world-class strength and conditioning coach who can help to support and further develop the NTA. The ideal candidate will be passionate, driven, committed, experienced and skilled, with a proven track record of success in developing junior and senior athletes from 13 years of age to professional/elite levels. Experience of operating in an interdisciplinary training environment is essential. The candidate should hold a postgraduate qualification in a sports science-related field and UKSCA accreditation or equivalent appropriate experience.

Key functions:

  • Creating, leading and delivering physical development programmes to optimise the development of adolescent players
  • Support the delivery of an inspirational pro-style interdisciplinary training programme
  • Leading and delivering return to play and rehabilitation programmes
  • Design and deliver effective tracking and monitoring protocols, ensuring data informs the day-to-day programming and long-term player development
  • Ensuring sports science and sport medicine programmes are at the forefront on contemporary methods

This post, together with the considerable quality of life benefits of central Scotland, creates a unique opportunity for the right candidate who has the ambition to make a difference. Stirling is a historic city set amongst some picturesque surroundings. The University of Stirling’s idyllic setting is regularly described as one of the most beautiful in the world. The campus boasts some of the best facilities in the UK befitting of Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence as designated by Scottish Government.

For an informal, confidential discussion about this role please contact Jason Atkins, NTA Manager on 07957959216 or Jason.Atkins@tennisscotland.org 


Competitive + benefits

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV and detailed covering letter summarising your suitability for the role to Jason.Atkins@tennisscotland.org or alternatively, please post your application in confidence to Human Resources, Tennis Scotland, Airthrey Castle, Hermitage Road, Stirling, FK9 4LA. Please also complete Tennis Scotland Equality Monitoring Survey which can be found here.

Tennis Scotland is committed to selecting staff solely on the basis of their ability to do the job for which they’re being recruited and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 13 June 2022. Stage 1 interviews will be held online on 23 and 24 June, with stage 2  interviews to be held in Stirling on 7 and 8 July 2022.


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