Vacancy: Parks and Community Tennis Manager (Deadline Extended)

29/04/2021

| Tennis Wales

Responsible to                   Head of Participation   

Location                             Flexible but with a need to be present in the Tennis Wales Office, Cardiff as duties require, with regular travel required across Wales

Salary                                 £24,000 - £29,000 per annum with pension & private health care

Salary Hours                     35 hours per week (Full time) – 1 year fixed term initially.  

ABOUT THE ROLE

Tennis Wales is the Governing Body of tennis in Wales. Our vision is tennis opened up across Wales, and we aim to grow tennis by making it relevant, accessible & enjoyable across the country. The Parks and Community Tennis Manager will lead our work to transform parks tennis across the country and will be key in widening tennis participation beyond the existing player base. You’ll be working with our local authority partners to modernise park facilities, turning them into sustainable places to play, where people can simply book online, jump on court and have a great experience all year round.

 

You will also lead our inclusion initiatives and programmes, in particular our disability development activities including Open Court and our social inclusion project LTA SERVES. Working with stakeholders and the tennis community you will provide more opportunities for disabled people and people experiencing socio-economic deprivation.

 KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • To lead our work in parks, being the face of our Tennis Wales in the Park programmes that provide quality, high volume & low cost tennis in parks across Wales.
  • Manage the Open Court programme and our other national disability tennis initiatives to increase participation by disabled people.
  • Manage delivery of the LTA SERVES programme engaging new delivery partners across Wales to create comprehensive programmes of door step tennis activity in communities experiencing high levels of deprivation.
  • Create both national and local networks of stakeholders and partners to both deliver and help promote tennis opportunities to key local community groups broadening the diversity of tennis participation.
  • Create an annual plan to market & promote the availability of park tennis courts to local people within a 20 minute drive time, targeting the sale of annual subscriptions and pay & play bookings, linking into national campaigns led by the LTA.
  • Manage our online customer journey, overseeing the Tennis Wales in the Park website and accompanying Clubspark CRM system, ensuring that the public can easily find our courts, book & pay online and play tennis in a really easy, accessible and enjoyable way.
  • Be proactive in seeking out revenue and income generation opportunities to help the further growth and sustainability of Tennis Wales in the Park.
  • Budget management for areas of programme responsibility.
  • Oversee the facility management of the courts we’re responsible for, ensuring risk assessments and regular maintenance is delivered on schedule and on budget so that park courts are always available and in good condition for the public.
  • Establish community tennis programmes in identified parks, providing a low cost tennis for people to learn the basics of the game and socialise, working with local coaches to train a team that can deliver dynamic on court activity. Our programmes should deliver all LTA initiatives with excellence.
  • Communicate with local tennis clubs near to park sites we’re responsible for, providing special offers for people playing in parks to join their local Tennis Club to continue and progress their tennis when the time is right.
  • Coordinate our monthly communication to people using our park sites, sending regular news and information of how to get involved, ensuring we retain people in our programmes and keep them playing.
  • Report regularly on the progress of our Tennis Wales in the Park programme and inclusion initiatives, providing performance management information on an ongoing basis for partners, colleagues & Board.
  • Support Tennis Wales efforts to ensure registered venues, parks and community tennis projects in Wales are safe to practise, protecting children & vulnerable adults playing tennis across the country in partnership with colleagues in Tennis Wales and statutory agencies.

 PERSON SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of promoting tennis (or another sport) within the community working with community groups, schools and charitable partners to provide an inclusive and accessible offer to local people.

Essential

Experience of developing and delivering sports initiatives to increase participation for people with a disability and/or people experiencing high levels of deprivation.

 

Essential

Budget management experience with a track record of increasing revenue and/or grant writing.

 

Essential

Experience working remotely, managing your own time effectively to achieve outcomes, including developing plans and budgets with the wider team.

 

Essential

Experience of managing & coordinating coaches, ensuring tennis is delivered in a joined up and inclusive way, displaying the highest standards of safeguarding practice and that people working are highly motivated.

 

Essential

Good knowledge of technology programmes and digital products, working with Microsoft and an ability to use LTA Tennis Clubspark online court booking & payment systems.

 

Desirable

Good knowledge of social media and how to utilise social platforms to encourage people into tennis and promote the game to a wider audience.

 

Desirable

A UKCC Level 2 (or higher) tennis coaching qualification with LTA accreditation+.

 

Desirable

Skills

An innovative thinker with a track record of creating unique and engaging participation opportunities for diverse community groups.

 

Essential

Ability to manage and influence others effectively including colleagues and external stakeholders to ensure tasks are completed successfully.

 

Essential

Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities working to deadlines.

Essential

 

Excellent communication and influencing skills to create effective relationships and networks with stakeholder and partners across Wales to help grow tennis participation.

 

Essential

Full UK driving license and access to a vehicle for regular travel across Wales.

 

Essential

An ability to communicate (written, verbal and read) through the medium of Welsh.

 

Desirable

 

HOW TO APPPLY:

The closing date for this position is 5pm on Friday 14th May (extended date).  Should you wish to apply please forward your CV along with a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 clearly evidencing your skills and experiences aligned to the job description and person specification to Maria Rees (maria.rees@tenniswales.org.uk).

We are an equal opportunities employer and would appreciate it if you could also complete our Diversity Monitoring Form.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Jamie Clewer, Head of Participation via e-mail jamie.clewer@tenniswales.org.uk  

 

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