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  • HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

    Employer: UK Sport

    Salary: £52,024 – £63,060

    Location: London

    Job Type: Permanent (Full time)

    How to Apply: Please send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role to by 5pm on 20 November to jobs@uksport.gov.uk _________________________________________________________

    Inspired by the achievements of our British athletes at the Rio Games?

    Got what it takes to lead the Communications Team at UK Sport, the government’s high performance sports agency responsible for delivering record-breaking medal success in London, Sochi and now Rio.

    Want to join us on the journey to PyeongChang and Tokyo? Then we want to hear from you!

    We are searching for an experienced, highly competent and capable Head of Communications to lead and develop our high performing Communications Team to deliver UK Sport’s vision of inspiring the nation through Olympic and Paralympic success through strategic, well-planned and professionally executed communications maximising the use of all owned and earned channels to reach a range of key audiences.

    We are looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:
    • Educated to degree level or equivalent
    • Ability to lead, develop and motivate a professional and highly competent Communications Team
    • Experience of long-term strategic planning, creative development and innovative thinking to deliver effective results for the business
    • Ability to lead an effective account management portfolio
    • A first class media operator with a proven track record of working effectively with the media, developing good working relations with relevant journalists and strong news sense and judgement.
    • Experience of developing and delivering effective communication strategies to deliver specific outcomes and objectives
    • Experience of leading and developing end-to-end campaigns from concept initiation, planning, development, delivery to evaluation
    • Practical experience of understanding how to deploy a wide-range of communication tools and channels, including digital and social media to reach a wide range of audiences effectively
    • High quality communications skills, including written and verbal communications
    • Crisis communications handling and ability to keep a calm head under pressure
    • A real interest and understanding of Olympic and Paralympic sport and the sector

    Please see here for the full job description.

    UK Sport offer a competitive benefit package, for further information on working for UK Sport and our benefits package, please click here.

    To help us measure progress; please complete our online equality monitoring form when submitting your application.

    Link: https://portal.uksport.gov.uk/sites/fileshare/SitePages/Equality%20Monitoring%20Form.aspx

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    UK Sport guaranteed interview scheme

    As a Jobcentreplus awarded employer, we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability providing they meet the minimum requirements for the role. The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as “a person has a disability if s/he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. Please state whether this may apply to you in the equality monitoring form.

    If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that you application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

    UK SPORT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER
    UK Sport is a recognised equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief and gender.

    Closing date: 20 November 2016

    Interview date: 30 November 2016

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  • PERFORMANCE PATHWAY COACHING LEAD

    Employer: English Institute of Sport

    Salary: £46,829 – £53,071 pa

    Location: Negotiable

    Job Type: Fixed Term (Full time)

    How to Apply: Apply online at https://www.cloudonlinerecruitment.co.uk/EIS/VacancyDetails.aspx?VacancyID=84

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    Contract: This is a fixed term contract until April 2021.

    Grade: Level 4

    Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 37 hours per week (36 if London based) and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays. 0.8 FTE may be considered for the right candidate.

    Location: The normal place of work is negotiable but will be one of the EIS sites. The EIS may from time to time require you to travel to and work at other national offices.

    BACKGROUND

    The Performance Pathway Team is a collaboration between UK Sport (the UK’s High Performance Strategic Agency) and the English Institute of Sport (Sports Science and Medicine Institute) and has been in full operation since 2008.

    Core funded as part of UK Sport’s eight-year strategic investment in performance pathways, the team works alongside summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic programmes [known as the ‘World Class Programmes (WCPs)’] to develop and enhance the support systems and structures that are known to positively promote athlete talent through the pipeline to world class success.

    As we enter the Tokyo Cycle (2017-21), the Performance Pathway Team (PPT) will work in partnership with WCP funded sports across four key work streams to drive world leading pathways that ensure sustained success at future Games:

    • World Class Athlete Pipeline – delivering enhanced recruitment, confirmation and transition activity to populate WCPs with a sustainable supply of athletes capable of winning medals on the Olympic and Paralympic stage within 8-10yrs.
    • Development Curricula – supporting sports to develop and embed curricula describing the athlete experiences, environments and competencies at each stage of the World Class journey.
    • Specialist Workforce Development – enabling sports to develop Pathway Leaders and Coaches capable of meeting athletes’ development needs and delivering their curricula.
    • Performance Pathway System Development – driving the continued evolution and sustainability of world leading Performance Pathways through improved alignment of investment and sharing of good practice, together with cross-sport benchmarking, applied research and innovation.

    ROLE SUMMARY

    With a focus on the ‘Specialist Workforce Development’ work-stream, the PPT Coaching Lead with assume lead responsibility for the team’s objective of ensuring targeted sports have an optimal supply of coaches with specialist expertise in identifying, confirming, developing and transitioning athletes with medal winning potential. In this newly created position, the PPT Coaching Lead will:

    • lead the design, development and delivery of a new cross-sport ‘WC Pathway Coach Programme’ including being accountable for developing coaches associated with the programme
    • drive the development of future PPT coaching programmes and initiatives through identifying and developing cross-sport solutions to the most significant challenges and opportunities facing WC pathway coaches
    • proactively research, evaluate and share best practice in pathway coaching and coach development to drive identification, development and retention of coaches within WCPs and the wider UK High Performance System

    MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES

    • Launch, oversee and operationally deliver a new ‘WC Pathway Coach Programme’ to coaches at the Performance Foundations and Podium Potential levels of the WC Pathway, aimed at enhancing their skills to transition emerging elite athletes onto WCPs and to create exceptional environments and programmes of support through which they can develop.
    • Ensure all participants on the WC Pathway Coach Programme develop their coaching practice by providing direct mentoring support to a select group, and co-ordinating/quality assuring delivery to others via a group of associate mentors and specialists
    • Develop a comprehensive, user friendly and easily accessible bank of inspirational and practical educational resources to accompany the WC Pathway Coach Programme
    • Embrace and proactively operate a ‘pass it on policy’ to ensure knowledge, resources and good practice are shared across WCPs and with key partners (SCUK, HNSCs, HNSIs, Project Connect Leads)
    • Work in partnership with coaches, coach developers and learning specialists to create timely, innovative and engaging cross-sport solutions to the anticipated future challenges and opportunities facing pathway coaches and coaching practice in WCPs
    • Ensure thorough evaluation of the impact of all initiatives
    • Actively participate in monthly PP team meetings, using it as a platform to inform and educate colleagues on work stream progress and to generally provide coaching insight and expertise to enhance delivery of the PPT 2017-21 Strategy
    • Proactively collaborate and seek to optimise cross-function working with the UK Sport Coaching Team, wider UK Sport Performance Directorate and EIS Performance Solutions Team
    • Within the rules of professional confidentiality liaise with athletes, primary care managers, parents, coaches and other support staff as appropriate
    • Work within the rules of the UK Professional Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines and, where appropriate, the EIS host agency
    • Participate in ad hoc projects and or applied research across the organisation as appropriate.
    • Any other duties as may be requested.

     

    This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

    Closing date: 26 September 2016

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  • TEAM LEADER

    Employer: Youth Sport Trust

    Salary: N/A

    Location: National UK

    Job Type: Voluntary

    How to Apply: Apply online at https://jobs.youthsporttrust.org//templates/YST/jobdetail.aspx?raparam=4369712F417778556E4A76756465467256624962336365762F426D553849726C

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    Job Summary

    Fantastic opportunities to volunteer as a Team Leader for the Youth Sport Trust!

    The Youth Sport Trust is offering the opportunity to students or individuals working in school or community sport to volunteer as Team Leaders at a number of camps and events throughout the year that are based around helping young people achieve their personal best in sport, coaching and leadership.

    The opportunity includes two training weekends which support Team Leaders to develop themselves both personally and professionally through workshops in communication, team working and problem solving, decision making, creative thinking, interview technique and much more. Alongside this, safeguarding and inclusion training will be provided for every Team Leader.

    For the full outline of the 2016-2018 Team Leader Programme, click on the further information document below.

    We are looking for Team Leaders who are:

    • Passionate about working with young people
    • Team players who enjoy action packed events
    • Committed to volunteering or working in sport
    • Enjoy learning from others and sharing ideas
    • Motivated to develop and improve as a leader
    • Able to attend the events and training listed in the schedule
    • Either at University or are working in school or community sport

    And want to:

    • Enhance their personal profile and CV and impress potential employers
    • Gain experience of working with young people
    • Meet and work alongside a number of key sports organisations such as National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB’s)

    If your answer is yes to all of these questions, then we would like to hear from you. Further information about this opportunity can be downloaded below.

    To learn more about the Team Leader programme visit:https://www.youthsporttrust.org/team-leaders

    The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 11th October 2016

    Interviews will take place on either Friday 21st October 2016 15:30-19:00 or Saturday 22nd October 2016 9:30-13:00

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  • FREELANCE EVENT DIRECTOR

    Employer: Threshold Sports

    Salary: £30 – £45k pro rata depending on experience

    Location: London

    Job Type: Fixed Term (Full time)

    How to Apply: The only way to apply for this role is via our online application form. Please note the form takes just one minute to complete, however you will need to upload a CV and Cover Letter. Please read the full spec at the below link and then follow the link to the application form to apply.

    http://www.thresholdsports.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Job-Specification-Senior-Event-Manager-or-Director1.pdf

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    Threshold is growing, and so too is our need for talented, passionate sports and challenge event professionals. With 2017 shaping up to be our most exciting and challenging year to date, we’ll be recruiting a number of freelance event directors for fixed term contracts from November 2016 and beyond.

    We are looking for experienced freelance Event Directors on various contracts to take responsibility for the delivery of some of our largest and most prestigious
    corporate and public events.

    The roles require overall project management of complex, multi faceted events. You will need to be a logistics expert and have the ability and experience to visualise and plan sports events from an outline specification through to the final logistical live delivery, including management of suppliers, crew and clients.

    The right candidates will be able to deliver fantastic customer service to a wide portfolio of clients, lead working groups of interdisciplinary teams and ensure the project is tracking against the project plan.

    You will be commercially savvy with attention to detail, able to identify cost saving
    opportunities, manage budgets of up to £750K and report to the highest standards of accuracy.

    You will have a solid understanding of the health and safety issues surrounding sports events and be able to produce risk assessments, emergency plans and other event documentation.
    You will also need the flexibility and capacity to manage a number of different projects over the season and to undertake weekend and some evening work.

     

    Closing date: 12 October 2016

    Interview date: 12 October 2016

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  • DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    Employer: Youth Sport Trust

    Salary: £28,000 – £42,000 + car allowance

    Location: South West region

    Job Type: Permanent (Full time)

    How to Apply: Please go to http://jobs.youthsporttrust.org and complete an online application.

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    Home based in region

    Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, West of England & Gloucestershire with more in depth work in Cornwall, Dorset and Wiltshire – 1 full time post (the successful candidate must live within the region)

    Support us in creating a world leading sport system that reaches, inspires and engages all young people – whatever their age or ability. That’s our aim at Youth Sport Trust (YST) and, if you join us, you’ll be helping youngsters in your region achieve their full potential by ensuring they have access to high quality physical education and sport.

    Working with a portfolio of schools, you’ll assist them in maximising their development of PE and school sport, and show them how sport can raise achievement. You will also recruit and nurture a Youth Sport Trust ‘associate’ community of deliverers and advocates, to raise YSTs profile and influence at a deeper level locally.

    You will be expected to secure partnerships with existing and/or new stakeholders in your regional area that can lever local income which will be directed back into PE and School Sport. This also includes promoting membership of our organisation and being able to clearly articulate the benefits to schools.

    Much of your success will depend on you winning support from colleagues, schools and other influential individuals and organisations. You, therefore, must be able to express yourself persuasively in speech and writing, with the authority of impressive experience. Your background should encompass providing development support to schools and implementing national educational programmes at a regional level. You certainly need to be familiar with education and sport policy, and the organisations that can help schools develop PE and sport. You also have to know how to develop and use PE and sport to bring about positive outcomes for young people. Skills like budget management and operational reporting, while more mundane, are vital too.

    The Youth Sport Trust is a passionate and forward thinking organisation full of committed professionals. As a member of the team we guarantee you will feel very much part of our mission and will experience fun, challenge and fulfilment in your role.

    Closing date: 15 September 2016

    Interview date: 22 September 2016

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  • SENIOR LECTURER IN SPORTS PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

    Employer: University of Chichester

    Salary: £34,576 To: £46,414

    Location: Chichester

    Job Type: Full Time

    How to Apply: All applicants must complete our online application form – www.chi.ac.uk/jobs

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    The University is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Senior Lecturer in Sports Performance Analysis. This post would suit an individual who can demonstrate an ability to contribute to the delivery of the curriculum in BSc programmes in Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Science and Coaching, Football Coaching and Performance, Physical Education, and the MSc programme in Sports Performance Analysis. The post would also suit an individual who is in the early stages of their academic career.
    As well as the above the successful candidate will contribute to the research activity and supervision of both student research and work placements in Sports Performance Analysis, working with colleagues in the Institute of Sport.

    It is essential that you can work well as part of a team, have the ability to foster creative approaches to teaching and learning and scholarship challenges, have effective teaching strategies, have a Masters level professional or academic qualification, experience in design and implementation of analysis methods and extensive subject knowledge in Sports Performance Analysis.

    If you would like to view the full job profile for this role, please email hr@chi.ac.uk

    * Closing Date: 30 August 2016

    * Interview Date: During the week commencing 12 September 2016

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  • TRUSTEESHIPS

    Employer: Women in Sport

    Salary: Volunteer

    Location: UK-wide – Meetings held in London

    Job Type: Voluntary

    How to Apply: For further information or to apply please click on the relevant recruitment pack below.

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    Following the successes of our female athletes in Rio, Women in Sport is on a mission to ensure the benefits of sport can be experienced by women and girls everywhere.  We’re seeking four exceptional individuals to join our Board and help us achieve our vision to transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.

    With over 30 years’ experience in the sport sector, we draw on our unique insight to champion the right of every woman and girl in the UK to take part in, and benefit from, sport: from the field of play to the boardroom, from early years and throughout her life.

    We’re seeking four exceptional individuals to enhance our Board of Trustees with the skills and experience we need to grow and achieve our ambition.  We are looking for:

    • A current or recently retired athlete or coach to help us see sport from your perspective.
    • A qualified accountant or equivalent to oversee our finances and business development
    • A fundraising professional to guide our emerging strategy and support us in successful trust, foundation, corporate, major donor and community fundraising
    • A Communications, PR or Public Affairs professional to help us communicate our message more effectively and achieve change sooner.

    We value a diversity of experiences of sport, so whatever your interest we’d be delighted to hear from you.  If you share our ambition and values and want to volunteer time, knowledge and skills to make a difference to society join us and be part of this exciting new era for women’s sport.  We’re in.  Are you?

    For an informal chat about the roles with our Chair, Sally Hancock please contact Leeanne Adu at leeanne@womeninsport.org

    Trustee recruitment pack – Communications and Campaigns

    Trustee recruitment pack – Finance and Business Development

    Trustee recruitment pack – Fundraising

    Trustee recruitment pack – Sport Lead

    Closing Date for applications is 8am, Monday 12th Sept.

    Interviews will be held during the day on 28th Sept and/or the evening of 29th Sept.

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  • DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & FUNDRAISING

    Employer: Women in Sport

    Salary: £60,000 pa

    Location: London

    Job Type: Full Time

    How to Apply: To apply or for further information please download the recruitment pack by clicking here or the link below.

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    We’re seeking an exceptional communications professional to lead our messaging & campaigns, oversee and develop our fundraising and help us build a leadership development network for women working in sport.

    Women in Sport is on a mission to ensure the benefits of sport can be experienced by every single woman and girl in the UK.  With over 30 years’ experience in the sport sector, we draw on our unique insight to champion the right of every woman and girl in the UK to take part in, and benefit from, sport: from the field of play to the boardroom, from early years and throughout her life.

    We are looking for a brilliant communications professional to continue the leadership of our Engagement Team whilst the current Director is on maternity leave.

    The role covers 3 main areas of responsibility:

    Communications: Planning, leading and delivering our communications strategy; utilising media, PR, marketing and digital strategies and channels.

    Fundraising: You will be charged with achieving the Charity’s income targets; securing funding from a range of sources.  You will also need to grow our supporter base and develop, in particular, our unrestricted income.  You will provide excellent customer service to all of our donors.

    Leadership Development within Sport: You will run and develop our Women’s Sport Network, ensuring we are focused on achieving our goal to see more women and girls benefit from leading, working and volunteering in sport.

    To be successful in this role, you will need to have a good understanding of the sport sector because we will want you to hit the ground running.  You will also need to be highly organised, an excellent project manager and able to thrive in an environment where both your strategic and delivery skills are required.  Experience of fundraising is desirable but not essential, you will, however, need to demonstrate a commercial mind-set within a charity setting and demonstrate ability to flex your experience to meet our fundraising needs.

    In return you will be part of a growing team committed to gender equality and passionate about the role sport can play in women’s lives.  You will have plenty of autonomy and will play a leading role in the Charity’s future.

    If you share our ambition and values, we’d love to hear from you.  Join us and be part of this exciting new era for women’s sport.  We’re in.  Are you?

    For an informal chat with our Chief Executive, Ruth Holdaway, please contact our Crew Leader, Leeanne Adu at leeanne@womeninsport.org

    Recruitment pack – Director of Communications and Fundraising

    Closing Date for applications is 3pm, Thursday 15th Sept.

    First stage interviews will be held on Monday 26th Sept with a second stage on Friday 30th Sept.

    We are an inclusive and diverse employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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  • SENIOR PERFORMANCE ADVISOR

    Employer: UK Sport

    Salary: Highly Competitive

    Location: Home based with regular travel

    Job Type: Permanent (Full time)

    How to Apply: Please send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role  to jobs@uksport.gov.uk

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    UK Sport’s vision is to inspire the nation through Olympic and Paralympic success. In our role as the nation’s high performance sports agency, we are continually striving to help the sport we invest in deliver success on the World stage; fascinated by uncovering future champions, understanding what it takes to win and leaving no stone unturned to support our athletes with everything they need to realise our vision of making the nation proud.

    THE ROLE UK Sport is now seeking to appoint a Senior Performance Advisor to work directly with our funded sports, providing performance focused support to enable sports to continually improve their World Class Programmes (WCPs) and achieve Olympic and Paralympic success.The successful candidate will be joining the team at an exciting and critical time as we embark on the Tokyo 2020 cycle, after what we hope will be another historic summer of sport for Britain’s athletes in Rio. This role focuses specifically on driving innovative performance projects that will impact across a number of sports and system partners. We are seeking people who can bring creativity and problem solving to find new ways to give funded sports the edge in achieving their mission.

    For more information on the role, please see this video we have devised [link].

    Furthermore, please see here for the full job description.

    WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

    Do you have…..? Are you…?
    • Extensive experience within World Class Programmes as a coach, practitioner, leader or manager with knowledge and experience in developing and delivering performance focussed interventions, engaging multidisciplinary teams to optimise athlete development and performance environments
    • Experience of effective change management within elite sport
    • Budget management experience
    • Exceptional organisational and strategic planning skills with a track record of successful implementation
    • Experience of using different types of evidence and data to inform strategic and operational decision making
    • The confidence and credibility to operate at a senior level including strong influencing, negotiation and facilitation skills and a proven ability to quickly build strong networks and relationships with an array of organisations and senior individuals
    • Experience of managing small teams with a proven ability to mentor and develop them to achieve stretching targets
    • A creative thinker with the tenacity and confidence to see things through from implementation to completion.
    • An expert problem solving and decision-making skill.

    At UK Sport, we pride ourselves in recruiting only the best. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with adaptable skills, commitment to excellence and competence in the above areas. If you think you are this person, we would like to hear from you!

    BENEFITS

    For further information on working for UK Sport and our benefits package, please click here.

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  • REGIONAL SPORT COORDINATOR

    Employer: Scottish Student Sport

    Salary: Upper Grade 5 – starting salary circa 23k

    Location: Tayside and Fife Region, Scotland

    Job Type: Fixed term until end Mar 2017 (Full-time)

    How to Apply: All applications must be made online via the University of Edinburgh jobs site at the following link.

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    Scottish Student Sport (SSS) seeks a dynamic individual to lead its development work in the Tayside & Fife region of Scotland.

    The Regional Sport Coordinator roles will focus on facilitating increased sports club membership and engagement amongst the student population and will develop key partnerships within the region to help sustain and underpin this activity.

    The successful candidate will work closely with the SSS office and a host of partners to extend and strengthen student sport provision across the region.

    About SSS

    The member institutions of Scottish Student Sport represent in excess of 500 sports clubs, 50,000 staff and 500,000 students. Through SSS this huge population can enjoy access to well over 100 sport and physical activity events throughout the Academic Year. SSS also provides a whole host of member services to support excellence in the sector and champions the role of student sport in Scotland and beyond.

    SSS is supported by sportscotland, the Scottish Funding Council and British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). Further information about SSS is available via our website.

    The Regional Sport Coordinator role

    The Regional Sport Coordinator will develop and implement a comprehensive plan to increase club membership and participation levels amongst students in the regional area. They will create clear routes into and exit routes from student sport and will develop positive partnerships with community sports hubs and clubs, SGBs, local authorities and other agencies.

    The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, will be a quick learner and will enjoy working independently and as part of a team. Further details relating to the job are provided as part of the online applications process.

    The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 18th August 2016.

    Interviews are scheduled to take place on 24th & 25th August with shortlisted candidates being notified by no later than 29th August.

    It is intended that the post will commence as soon as possible but no later than end of September 2016.

    Scottish Student Sport is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide a working environment free from any form of harassment, intimidation, victimisation or unjustifiable discrimination. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability. All appointments are made purely on the basis of merit and ability.

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