Academy Head Coach - Team Bath Netball (fixed-term post)

University of Bath - Sports Development & Recreation

Through our vibrant culture and emphasis on excellence, we are an inspirational sports environment that makes us the first choice for students, performance athletes, staff and community.

The Department of Sports Development and Recreation at the University of Bath manages and organises a range of activities under the University’s sports brand - Team Bath. The Department aspires to create a world leading multi-sport environment delivering to elite athletes, staff and students of the University and the local and regional community. Based in the inspiring £35m Sports Training Village, the Department offers a wide range of high quality sports activities, programmes, events, services and facilities catering for all ages and abilities. This is an opportunity to become part of a professional and progressive organisation at the leading edge of sport, health and fitness. We are looking to appoint individuals who reflect our values of inspiration, respect, integrity, excellence, flexibility and self-improvement and teamwork.

Team Bath delivers one of the finest netball programmes in the country ranging from beginners through club and student activity to our National Premier League team. In addition Team Bath is one of the ten teams that make up the Vitality Netball Superleague, the elite performance competition for national and international netball athletes. The league is a semi-professional enjoying regular Sky TV exposure and with considerable commercial potential. We are embarking on a significant step change in the delivery of our Superleague team and our netball programme as we take on responsibility on behalf of England Netball for the performance pathway across the south west.

We are now looking to recruit an Academy Head Coach, who will report to our Netball Head Coach, for a fixed-term period of 3 years.

The appointment will be made subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance being obtained.

For more information or an informal conversation about any of the roles, please contact our Interim Netball Manager, Liz Bloor (liz_bloor@hotmail.com or 07741 001833) or our Netball Head Coach, Jess Thirlby (j.j.garland@bath.ac.uk or 07816 680288).

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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