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Epsom & Ewell Parks Coaching Provider Opportunity

Alexandra Rec, Auriol Park, Gibraltar Rec & Poole Road Rec

Location:
Alexandra Rec, Auriol Park, Gibraltar Rec & Poole Road Rec, Surrey
Min. Qualification:
Level 3
Min. Accreditation:
LTA Accredited+
Job Type:
Part Time (20 hours or less a week)
Pay:
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Employer:
Epsom & Ewell Parks Tennis
Job posted on:
28 May, 2024
Closing date:
16 June, 2024

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council are seeking to partner with coaching provider/s, led by an LTA accredited+ head coach, who are interested in engaging the community in recreational tennis, breaking down barriers to participation and delivering an inclusive programme across 4 park tennis sites across the Borough. Providers can apply for specific venues or a cluster of venues.

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council have recently introduced a new ‘pay as you play’ scheme across all tennis courts in the borough as part of the LTA’s Parks Investment Programme. All income raised from the scheme will be reinvested into the Borough’s tennis facilities to ensure future sustainability of tennis in parks.

A key part of this scheme is to work in partnership with LTA accredited tennis providers to introduce community coaching programmes across the Borough.

A programme of court renovation will commence shortly starting with the ones in the poorest condition, as deemed by an LTA consultant. The renovation will then continue on a rolling basis with all income generated by the ‘pay to play’ scheme used to support the renovation programme.

All courts will be inspected and if required will be cleaned and new lines/nets/posts marked/installed. A CIL bid is being put together for funding to improve facilities where necessary.

Coach Requirements

•The Concessionaire shall use ClubSpark to administer all individual lessons, courses and holiday camps, maintaining The Concessionaire’s ClubSpark page. No other venue management system will be allowed.

•The Concessionaire will be responsible for booking the courts required to run their programme via the Council’s ClubSpark account.

•The Concessionaire is responsible for providing all the necessary equipment to deliver both individual and group coaching.

•The Concessionaire must ensure that all coaches operating on the site are qualified in accordance with the current requirements of the LTA and that they have a current LTA accreditation, and this must be evidenced in advance to the Council.

•The Concessionaire must ensure that the venue programme is planned and delivered under the supervision and guidance of an LTA Level 3 coach as a minimum.

•The Concessionaire must ensure that all coaches operating on the site must have an up-to-date DBS check within the last three years and evidence of this must be provided in advance to the Council. No coach may operate on the site without an up-to-date DBS.

•The Concessionaire must ensure that all coaches operating on the site are appropriately insured for the delivery of their programme and this must be evidenced in advance to the Council.

•The Concessionaire must provide an up-to-date list of coaches who will be operating on the site to the Council upon request.

Tennis Development

•The Concessionaire shall pay particular regard to the range of products and programmes, resources and support that is available from the LTA. These should include but are not limited to, LTA Free Parks Tennis, Local Tennis Leagues, LTA Youth, Cardio Tennis, Walking Tennis

•The Concessionaire shall deliver a Service aimed at a range of ages and abilities and provide a balanced programme of use between casual, school and courses to be agreed with the Council who will review this programme every six months. The Concessionaire shall pay particular attention to engaging under-represented communities through local charities and community groups.

•The Concessionaire must meet the LTA’s Minimum Registration Standards as part of LTA Venue Registration.


Administration responsibilities

•The Concessionaire shall provide and maintain an administration system, which effectively and efficiently enables members of the public to contact the Concessionaire by telephone or email. The Concessionaire shall arrange for notices to be permanently displayed on site, in the form and containing such information approved by The Council, including The Concessionaire’s contact details.

•The Concessionaire and all members of staff involved in the delivery of the service shall observe and comply with the Council Child Protection Policy, Equal Opportunities Policy, Customer Complaints Procedure and Customer Care Policy.

•Charges must be in line with the Council charges policy for group coaching.

•The coach to pupil ratios will be in line with those recommended by the LTA.

•The Concessionaire shall provide the Council with its policy in relation to cancelled sessions, which must be first agreed in writing by the Council whose decision is final.

• All promotional materials must be approved by The Council in advance of any material being displayed and must include all relevant logos.

•The Concessionaire or suitably qualified staff shall attend bi-annual focus group meetings. The Council shall give at least one month’s notice in writing of such a meeting.

•The Concessionaire shall observe and comply with any rules and regulations from time to time made by the authority in connection with the management of the premises.

How to apply


Please email Nick at parkstennis@epsom-ewell.gov.uk for the full application pack.

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