Performance Sport/Winning Students Co-ordinator: University of Stirling

Job number:SERV00740
Faculty/Service:Sports Development Service
Location:Stirling Campus
Contract Type:Open Ended
Working Pattern:Full Time
Salary:Grade 7: £32,548 - £38,833 p.a.

The closing date for this post is midnight on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
Interviews are expected to take place on 08 or 09 November 2017.

Further information and applications

The Post

As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, The University of Stirling has a rich history of supporting elite and talented athletes. An exciting opportunity has now arisen to help drive forward the Performance Sport programme at the university and support the delivery of the national Winning Students scheme.

The role will take management responsibility for the daily operations of the Winning Students programme; a Scottish Funding Council initiative managed by University of Stirling, designed to support high level student-athletes. As a key member of the Winning Students Advisory Board, the post holder will work closely with the governing bodies and other key stakeholders to ensure student-athletes are supported to progress along the performance pathway whilst simultaneously receiving an education.

As a jointly funded post the role will also be responsible for developing the infrastructure of the University of Stirling Performance Sport programme, ensuring student athletes and sports teams are supported to reach their full potential. Supporting the Head of Performance Sport, the successful candidate will work to ensure sports clubs, teams, individuals and sport scholars receive a high level of technical coaching, sport science support and pastoral care to enable them to achieve at the highest level.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of understanding of performance sport within education and will be able to demonstrate working effectively with external partners and funding agencies to deliver a high performance sport service. Working with a range of key stakeholders, the individual will possess sound communication and interpersonal skills.

The University

The University of Stirling is a leading UK teaching and research-intensive university, created by Royal Charter in 1967. This year, Stirling is celebrating its 50th anniversary . Since its foundation, the University has embraced its role as an innovative, intellectual and cultural institution with a pioneering spirit and a passion for excellence in all that it does.

In 2016, the University launched its latest Strategic Plan (2016-2021), with targets to: be one of the top 25 universities in the UK; increase income by £50 million; enhance its research profile by 100 per cent; and ensure internationalisation is at the heart of everything it does.

With three-quarters of its research ranked world-leading and internationally-excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014), the University’s ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research makes a difference to society and has a positive impact on communities worldwide. With key strengths in the fields of health and behaviour, global security and resilience – and cultures, communities and society – the University collaborates with international governments and policy-makers, businesses, industry, and charitable organisations, to tackle and provide solutions to some of the toughest global societal challenges.

The essence of the University is its great people: its graduates, staff (1,500+), students (14,000+) and alumni (82,000+) are helping to shape the world. Stirling is a truly global institution, ranked in the top 150 most international universities. The University also reached 46th place in the world – and 2nd in the UK – in Times Higher Education’s international list of top universities under the age of 50. With more than 120 nationalities represented on campus, Stirling is a university of distinction and an employer of choice.

Stirling’s leading researchers, scholars and global student population are attracted by the University’s unique learning environment, exceptional facilities, beautiful campus and student-centred approach, where ability, not background, is recognised and valued.

Equality and diversity, and treating everyone with respect, are central to the University’s ethos and activities. Stirling promotes equality and celebrate diversity through a variety of initiatives. The University is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award – the national charter recognising best practice in advancing women’s careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine.

The University is located in the City of Stirling; the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. The 330-acre campus encompasses a loch, a golf course and the 18th-century Airthrey Castle. It is undoubtedly one of the most attractive campuses in Europe: the virtual campus tour provides a flavour of what to expect.

Date published: 09 October 2017
Date updated: 09 October 2017

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