Job Opportunity - Workforce Development Manager

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Workforce Development Manager
Salary: £28,000 - £36,000
Location: Tennis Scotland HO, Craiglockhart Tennis Centre, Edinburgh
Contract type: Permanent (Full time)
Closing date: 25th September 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Tennis Scotland as Workforce Development Manager. Working across the organisation the successful applicant will aim to develop and deliver a programme of education and development for coaches, officials and volunteers as we aim to build on the profile created by our players and coaches over the last 5-10 years to 'Deliver a legacy' for tennis in Scotland. 

View the detailed job description and personal specification

The Workforce Development Manager will design and implement a core education and development programme as well as develop bespoke learning solutions for specific groups, i.e. performance coaches and referees.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a track record of developing people, possess excellent customer service skills and have the ability to develop, deliver and monitor projects. Excellent leadership, communication and negotiating skills are a must as well as the ability to enthuse and motivate others coupled with a real passion for achieving the mission of ‘More People Playing Tennis More Often’.

Key Functions:

- Work with the Head of Development, the LTA and sportscotland to develop, evolve and deliver a Workforce Plan, through the utilisation of the Coaching Scorecard, which will contribute to the success of the Tennis Scotland Strategic Plan and Coaching Scotland.

- Lead and manage the Tennis Scotland National Coach Development Programme including national and regional CPD opportunities. 

- Support the Coach Support and Welfare Officer with the annual coach and welfare education calendar and manage the tutor workforce providing development opportunities. 

- Lead the organisation and delivery of the Tennis Scotland Coaching Apprentice programme working with partners to enhance and develop this programme.

- Lead and manage the delivery of LTA Coach Accreditation within Scotland.

- Design and implement bespoke learning programmes for identified groups that accelerate their development; performance coaches, disability coaches, referees etc. Work across departments to identify coaches / officials for these and partner programmes.

To Apply

For an informal, confidential discussion about this role, please contact Doc McKelvey, on 07958 202937 or 

Tennis Scotland is committed to selecting staff solely on the basis of their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited, and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

To apply, please e-mail your CV and detailed covering letter summarising your suitability for the role to or alternatively, please post this in confidence FAO Doc McKelvey, Tennis Scotland, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ. Please also complete the anonymous Tennis Scotland Equality Monitoring Survey which can be found below.

Tennis Scotland Equality Monitoring Survey

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th September 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 16th October 2017.

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