The Professional Tennis Coach will work as a member of the coaching team alongside 6 experienced Professional Tennis Coaches. The role will initially be coaching girls aged 11 to 18 while contributing to building a successful under 11 programme. The post holder will demonstrate a passion for tennis, their ability to inspire, coach content that is current and show that their clients have progressed under their tuition. They will be positive, enthusiastic, be willing to learn, develop and further their coaching credentials and must also possess excellent communication skills and be willing to work as part of a fun, dynamic and positive team.
•Provision of high quality tennis coaching incorporating individual lessons, duo and trio groups.
•Lead/assist with tennis team practices.
•Lead tennis clubs.
•Assist with pre-season training (This may sometimes be undertaken abroad).
•Assist the P.E department and staff during curriculum tennis lessons.
•Participate in school fixtures from a coaching perspective. This could include attendance at events, leading or assisting with the fixture.
•Run competitions – box leagues, ladders etc
•Attend team meetings as required (at least once per half term)
•Attend Sports Chapel (at least once in summer term)
•Attend Sport Presentations (at least once, usually in summer term)
•Attend and participate in other events as required
•Complete claim forms and submit them within the required timeframe to ensure payment.
•Assist Director of Tennis as required
This list is not exhaustive and the post holder will be expected to perform any other tasks that are reasonably assigned.
The St Mary’s School campus is home to St Mary’s Calne, St Margaret’s Preparatory School and the St Mary’s School Sports Centre. Both schools are recognised leaders in the field independent education, and the Sport Centre is open to students, staff and the wider community on a membership basis. The School runs the St Mary’s Calne Tennis Academy (SMCTA), managed by Director of Tennis, Jonathan Hayes. Extra-curricular opportunities beyond the classroom are a vital and integral part of life for students. They are woven into the timetable during the day and in the evenings.
The SMCTA is seeking to recruit a Licensed Level 3 or 4 Professional Tennis Coach. Applications from Level 2 coaches will be considered if the candidate is currently participating in the Level 3 award. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take on more responsibility and further their coaching career.
This is a new vacancy due to demand for September 2022, with the consistently increasing numbers of pupils taking an interest in Tennis creating a waiting list for lessons. Basic hours starting in the region of 20 per week will therefore initially be allocated by the Director of Tennis with capacity for the new coach to build up their own timetable. The successful candidate would be encouraged and supported to increase the number of lessons conducted. The Tennis Coach is employed on the terms of a Visiting Teacher. Hours may fluctuate both up and down depending on demand, but the ethos of the School is to encourage extra-curricular activities to help these departments thrive.
The salary for this position is dependant on experience and level of qualification. The salary ranges from £16.15 per hour for a Level 2 Coach up to £29.53 per hour for an experienced Level 4 Coach. This is a term time only role and as Coaches are not required to work during school holidays, a bookable holiday system is not practical, therefore, a 12.07% per hour paid holiday entitlement is added to the hourly rate. Other benefits include Scottish Widows pension scheme with generous employer contributions, meals during term time, and discounted membership of the St Mary’s Sports Centre.
St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils. Due to the nature of the work involved, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. All members of staff are expected to have proper regard for the school’s safeguarding policy and procedures, including up-to-date training.
Education, Qualifications and Training
•LTA Level 3 or 4 (or equivalent)
•LTA Level 2 if booked onto Level 3 (or equivalent)
Knowledge and Experience
•Demonstrable experience in a tennis coaching role
•Knowledge of fundamental techniques, tactics
•LTA Accreditation or Accreditation+
•Played LTA competitions
•Experience of working within schools (Desirable)
•Excellent communication skills with the ability to verbally communicate effectively to all abilities
•Able to demonstrate high quality coaching skills in 1-2-1's and group lessons
•Able to demonstrate good organisational skills.
•Reliable and punctual.
For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Jonathan Hayes, Director of Tennis firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about the school may be viewed on the website: www.stmaryscalne.org
An application form may be downloaded from the website or can be sent on request. Please contact:
Ms Alex Stroud, HR Manager, St Mary’s School, Calne, SN11 0DF
T: 01249 857300
A fully completed application form, together with a covering letter, should be sent by email above and receipt of an application will be acknowledged as soon as possible.
The closing date for this position is 9am on Wednesday 25th May 2022 however potential applicants should be aware that applications may be reviewed as they are received and therefore the vacancy may close early.