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Head of Tennis

University of Stirling

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 6th February 2022
Job Ref: SERV01247

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.

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.
  • Liaise with University Faculties on methods through which tennis-related projects may be conducted via academic teaching and learning opportunities.

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=2927&jobTitle=Head%20of%20Tennis

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