Tennis Participation Support Officer

University of Exeter - Graduate Business Partnership

A Tennis Participation Support Officer is required by University of Exeter, Exeter. The post will involve helping develop tennis participation for the community as well as building links with schools, and supporting the on court delivery of some coaching sessions. This role is available from September 2017 until 31 August 2018, with possible extension, and is part of the Graduate Business Partnership Scheme

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The main purpose of this role is to increase tennis participation by developing links and networks to provide more opportunities for people. Within that, the appointee will also look to build positive links with Active Devon, local schools, and LTA. They will support the University with communications to customers, as well as help organise and develop key events and promotional opportunities to develop participation. This will role will also allow you develop your coaching skills and provide on court coaching for our customers

Main duties and responsibilities shall include, leading on increasing tennis participation for all and linking with other departments within the University to develop communications and opportunities for staff/students to access tennis or the facilities. The appointee will also have the opportunity to support and organise school festivals, promotional days and events as well as oversee the running of holiday tennis camps. The appointee will also be expected to supervise, and at times, deliver on court coaching and be able to deal with any customer enquiries that may arise.

We are looking for an organised, reliable and energetic graduate, ideally in a sports related discipline, who is good at developing and building relationships. Applicants will need to have a minimum of LTA level 1 tennis assistant qualification, with a good understanding of tennis at all levels, and a genuine excitement in wanting to develop tennis participation. The ideal candidate will be adaptable, able learn tasks quickly, with a flexible and innovative approach to work. Applicants should have experience of working with children and of organising and promoting events, and professional and effective communication. You should also ideally have a valid DBS, however if applicants do not have this, a DBS can be applied for prior to starting, although the appointee will not be able to commence the role without this in place.

Closing date – 28 August 2017

For further information and details of how to apply click here or email

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive About Disabled People': if you have a disability, you should mention this in your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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