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Head of Tennis

University of Stirling

Location: Stirling
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 p.a. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 7th November 2021
Job Ref: SERV01247

Location: Stirling Campus

The Post

As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence and UK Sports University of the Year 2020, sport is an integral part of the offer at the University of Stirling and we strive to set the standards in all facets of our delivery.

The University of Stirling boosts a phenomenal track record at all levels of Tennis and the list of alma mater includes Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Colin Fleming and ATP doubles ranked player Jonny O’Mara. Top Scottish female Maia Lumsden is a current tennis scholar and the University is always pleased to welcome back Andy and Jamie Murray to train at the National Tennis Centre. The LTA’s National Tennis Academy is based at the University and our women’s and men’s compete at the premier level of British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS). The University programme has also produced a conveyor belt of coaches, managers and administrators who are now employed nationally and internationally in the sport of Tennis.

The post holder will lead on the design, development and implementation of an ambitious strategy for tennis that further enhances the University’s status as one of the top universities in the UK and Europe for tennis, at all levels, based at the National Tennis Centre on campus.

The role will work closely with relevant partners including Tennis Scotland and the LTA, to ensure alignment with local and national programmes, the outturn of which will yield increased impact in performance, participation, clubs and employability opportunities.

Description of Duties

  • Working in conjunction with the Head of Performance Sport, develop an innovative strategy for tennis  at  University of Stirling that creates alignment with partners and agencies including LTA and Tennis Scotland, and delivers against the wider objectives of the University.
  • Develop sector leading tennis programmes that deliver excellence within all areas of the sport.
  • Manage existing relationships with key partners and actively seek to develop new relationships and partnerships that will enhance the tennis offer in Stirling. 

Essential Criteria

  • LTA Level 4 (or equivalent)
  • LTA Accredited Plus
  • Drive own personal development plan to ensure coaching knowledge and practice is world-leading

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see

https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/list/details/?jobId=2769&jobTitle=Head%20of%20Tennis

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