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Tennis Co-Ordinator

Organisation:             Achieve More Scotland
Post:                            Tennis Co-ordinator – Tennis Returns Programme
Salary:                         £15,000 – £18,500 fixed term until 31st January 2027
Hours of Work:           17.5 per week
Location:                     Office base in East Kilbride but substantial work across sites in Glasgow and Lanarkshire
Start date:                   mid-January 2024

Full job description here:

Achieve More Scotland is a children and young people’s charity operating across Glasgow and Lanarkshire. Our mission is to improve life chances through play, sport and positive engagement, through positive engagement in partnership with a range of public and third sector providers.

Following a successful funding bid we are working with partners from LTA, Tennis Scotland and Glasgow Life to deliver a new programme – Tennis Returns – an initiative designed to improve access and opportunities to participate in tennis for children and young people from some of Scotland’s most deprived communities. And, through positive engagement, recruit and train parents/carers as volunteers and sessional staff in the delivery of tennis activity.

Role purpose:
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and driven individual with the passion for supporting people to improve their life chances. The role will involve directly supporting people to engage in tennis sessions and activity. The objective being for children and young people to have the opportunity to participate in tennis-based activities and to create a legacy within communities through the engagement and training of adults to deliver tennis activity. The postholder will work with colleagues and other agencies to create opportunities for children and young people to access tennis facilities and parents/carers to engage in volunteering (in line with Achieve More Scotland, Tennis Scotland and LTA volunteering strategies) and paid work opportunities, to continue the development of their skills.

The right candidate will be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and total commitment to the objectives of the initiative. You will work closely with a group of public and third sector professionals to develop and deliver the initiative, and with adults and children to participate in activities and create pathways to further opportunities in learning, volunteering, training and/or employment.

To carry out this role, the postholder will have a background of involvement in tennis and a working knowledge of key public and third sector partners across Glasgow and Lanarkshire. The postholder will be responsible for developing positive relationships with those being supported, but also with public and third sector partners on the pathway, with whom they will work with closely.

Ensuring a quality service for those who engage is key to the initiative, so the postholder will have a clear workplan, including challenging, but achievable targets.

Level 2 Coaching in Tennis is essential, with relevant experience and values alignment more important for this role than other specific qualifications.

Having a regular presence in the area, to work with partners and the people engaging the service is essential for this role.

A driving license and access to a vehicle would be essential to carry out this role.

This role requires membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme. Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.

Please submit a full CV with qualifications and skills, as well as previous experience suitable for this post to [email protected] by 22nd December 2023.

Interviews will take place in early January 2024.