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Tennis Coach
University of Bristol

University of Bristol, Avon
Min. Qualification:
Level 3
Min. Accreditation:
LTA Accredited
Job Type:
Full Time (21 hours or more a week)
Contact Employer
University of Bristol
Job posted on:
03 August, 2022
Closing date:
14 August, 2022

£24174 - £27116 per annum plus £4107 Recruitment & Retention payment (review April 2023) pro rata.j

You will predominantly, be coaching juniors on our growing programme, indoors and outdoors, at the heart of our sporting community at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex. You will coach a range of juniors from beginners to juniors who are representing the county and everything in between. You will be part of an excellent coaching team who work with over 350 juniors each week. The work pattern is for 21 hours per week x 52 weeks which includes coaching over 5 days of the week (excl. Wednesday and Sunday) and time assigned each week for coaching and competition admin tasks (LTA National League / team meetings / CPD). In addition to these core hours the successful candidates will have access to additional hours when required (including cover / camps / new activity / stringing), will be able to book indoor and outdoor courts at exclusive, discounted rates for 1:1 and max. 2:1 lessons and will have access to employed benefits including a pension, annual leave payments, kit, CPD opportunities and a sports pass giving access to our gyms, class programme, pool, sports hall and courts

Work pattern:

This role is a year-round position. During state school term time hours of work are anticipated to be as outlined below. During school vacation periods hours of work will continue to be 21hrs per week on a revised work pattern.


Monday 3:45 - 7pm
Tuesday 3:45 - 7pm
Thursday 3:45 - 7pm
Friday 3:45 - 7pm
Saturday 8:45 - 12noon and 2 - 4pm
5 hours per week on programme related admin tasks as assigned by the line manager

We are looking for an LTA accredited Coach, Level 3 or above, who is passionate about the sport and the broad benefits that it provides players on and off the court. We are looking for a coach who is keen to grow and develop and inspire our players and coaching team. If you are looking to work in a dynamic, professional environment surrounded by hundreds of players and thousands of student athletes this is the role for you.

If you are a motivating coach who wants to coach a range of players indoors and outdoors in Bristol then we would love to hear from you. Be part of our WeAreBristol community.

Standard Skills, Knowledge & Experience Required (Essential)
• Accredited LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) Level 3 coach or above
• Proven experience of coaching, with a good understanding of sporting landscape
• Self-motivated, able to work as part of a team and independently.
• Ability to manage your time and workload effectively and take a flexible approach to meet
deadlines and adapt to changing priorities.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people.
• Genuine interest in sport, fitness and coaching, increasing participation and ensuring an
excellent student experience
• Basic administration and IT skills.
• Able to work unsocial hours including pre 9am, post 5pm and/or weekends.
Specific Skills, Knowledge & Experience
• Willing to undergo Enhanced DBS (Barred) Check.
• Willing to undertake safeguarding awareness as part of an induction
• Willing to travel for competition.
• Experience of working with students (desirable).
• Have or be willing to work towards obtaining relevant equipment qualifications and licences.

How to apply

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Community Tennis Programme Manager Jason Boon on 07929 841423 or email jason.boon@bristol.ac.uk

Please apply via the University of Bristol Website

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