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Tennis Development Officer

University of Essex

University of Essex, Essex
Min. Qualification:
Level 2
Min. Accreditation:
LTA Accredited
Job Type:
Part Time (20 hours or less a week)
£27,879 - £31,325 pro rata
University of Essex
Job posted on:
28 May, 2024
Closing date:
22 June, 2024

The Tennis Development Officer at the University of Essex plays a dynamic role with a broad spectrum of responsibilities aimed at enhancing tennis engagement and fostering participation growth. Key initiatives include devising innovative recreational offerings and expanding competitive opportunities to attract new student players while establishing inclusive playing pathways.

Additionally, the role involves creating employability pathways for students and optimising revenue generation through various tennis activities, including adult and junior tennis courses, social sessions, and community outreach projects. These efforts are aligned with the LTA action plan to meet agreed funding targets.

While the role is predominantly developmental, the Tennis Development Officer will also be required to coach, with a minimum expectation of 5 hours per week, ensuring a hands-on approach to fostering growth and engagement across our tennis programme.

At the University of Essex, we are a proud Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) partner university, a collaboration aimed at elevating the tennis experience for our students and contributing to the broader British tennis landscape.

As one of a select group of universities with a Tier 2 partnership with the LTA, we are committed to achieving specific outcomes outlined by the LTA:

1.Drive More Opportunities for Student Participation in Tennis: We aim to increase student participation in tennis through social sessions and appropriate competition.
2.Develop Pathways to Enhance Employability Skills: We focus on creating opportunities through tennis for our students to develop skills that will enhance their employability.
3.Contribute to the University’s Positive Impact on British Tennis: We engage with external stakeholders and partners to support and grow tennis locally.
4.Support Student-Athletes in Pursuing Dual Careers: We assist our student-athletes in balancing training, competition, and academic studies, helping them pursue dual career paths.

Our partnership with the LTA underscores our commitment to fostering a vibrant tennis community at the University of Essex and making a significant impact on British tennis.

The ideal candidate for the Tennis Development Officer position should possess a minimum of a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Level 2 qualifications or equivalent, with a drive to progress towards their level 3. Additionally, a degree in a sport-related discipline or equivalent experience, preferably including with children, whether paid or voluntary capacities. They must also possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organisation skills and be able to balance a diverse and varied work programme to meet multiple key performance indicators (KPI’s). Importantly, the position requires a passion/interest in tennis, the ability to work independently, and a commitment to continuous professional development.

How to apply

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