Casual Tennis Coach

Closing Date: 30 Sep 2021

  • Level 2
  • Scotland
  • Accredited
  • Part Time
  • £10.48 - £13 Hourly
  • University of Stirling

Job Description

To deliver under the on site supervision of a level 3 or higher coach quality tennis coaching programmes for University of Stirling Sport to increase participation and aid retention through excellent customer satisfaction.

To work alongside a team of coaches to support all participants attending sessions, promoting additional opportunities for participation and competition in tennis.

This is an excellent development role, and will allow you the chance to gain experience at a leading venue in a number of different coaching environments.

Coaching Delivery

•Deliver enjoyable, structured and progressive tennis coaching sessions as part of a programme that includes beginner youth and adult tennis lessons. Work under the umbrella programme of a Level 3 coach where possible and where the Level 3 can provide support and guidance.

•Deliver sessions in accordance with health and safety guidelines.

General

•Adopt a flexible approach to work, providing additional cover in cases of sickness, annual leave or special events.

•Act as an advocate for the University of Stirling Sport by maintaining high standards of personal appearance and adopting a friendly and professional approach to service users.

•Embed the University’s core values of excellence, openness and ambition.

•Support and promote the behaviours of University Of Stirling Sport at all times.

Overview of the Venue/Company

The essence of the University is its great people: its staff (1,500+), students (14,000+) and alumni (92,000+) are helping to shape the world. In 2020, the University retained its five-star QS rating, awarded to world-class universities. With more than 120 nationalities represented on campus, Stirling is a truly global university of distinction and an employer of choice.

From nurturing local Stirling talent to supporting global experts in their fields, our people are our most valuable asset. At Stirling we offer more than just a job. We offer rewarding and exciting careers and we encourage ambition, reward excellence and foster innovation.

The campus hosts an LTA National Academy, while the University is partner to Stirling County Rugby Club in the new semi-professional Super 6 league. The University is home to the National Swimming Academy, while sportscotland, Commonwealth Games Scotland, Scottish Swimming, Triathlon Scotland and the Scottish Football Association Central Area, are all university partners.

We are the UK Sports University of the Year 2020, recently completing the development of our new £20m sports facilities. Our tennis programme take place across our 6 indoor tennis courts.

Work at Stirling and help us make a real difference to society.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Education
•Minimum UKCC level 2 in tennis, and experience of shadowing / delivering tennis coaching to beginner ability.

Experience
•On court experience of working within a coaching setting
•Practical experience working with children and adults of beginner ability

Desirable knowledge
•Understating of SGB participation pathways
•Health and Safety management of coaching sessions
•Up to date knowledge of coaching practises
•Landscape of club competitive tennis

Skills and Attributes
•Excellent communication skills
•Demonstrable organisation and planning skills
•Ability to motivate others.
•Committed to delivering excellent customer service.
•Strong time management skills
•Reliable and hard working
•Energetic with strong interpersonal skills

Other
•Required to cover operational hours as necessary.
•Willingness to support the wider Sport team.
•A positive and energetic outlook.
•Ability of act corporately.

How to Apply

Applications should include a CV and cover letter and be emailed to sportjobs@stir.ac.uk.

For general enquiries, please contact the Sports Development Officer on gm95@stir.ac.uk.