- Reference Number
- Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
- College / Service
- UNIVERSITY SERVICES
- ECS - SPORT
- Job Family
- Management Professional & Administrative
- Position Type
- Full Time
- Salary Range
- £29,176 - £32,817
A4 Current First Aid Qualification (minimum Emergency First Aid) or ability to gain accredited status prior to post commencing.
A5 Extensive knowledge and understanding of the organisation & structure of British / Scottish Student Sport, including competition programming, opportunities and structural organisation.
A6 In-depth knowledge and understanding of the organisation and structure of British & Scottish Rowing.
A7 In-depth understanding of the GB trialling process (Junior & U23).
A8 Hold or attain the IOSH Managing Safely qualification within 6 months of commencing employment.
B1 Educated to a degree level.
B2 UKCC Level 3 Rowing (or equivalent).
B3 UKCC Level 2 Strength and Conditioning (or equivalent).
B4 Health and Safety knowledge including COSSH guidelines.
B5 Knowledge of current trends in sport/ performance sport sector.
C1 Excellent coaching skills.
C2 First class organisation and administrative skills.
C3 Excellent leadership skills.
C4 Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
C5 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
C6 Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
C7 High quality presentation and interpersonal skills.
C8 Empathy with athletes, especially juniors / students and with a mixed level of ages, experience and abilities.
C9 Experience of partnership development and delivery.
C10 Good IT skills, including understanding of Microsoft packages.
D1 High level numerical skills
D2 Ability to take initiative and innovate within the agreed dimensions and duties of the role.
D3 Highly agile and able to adapt within the ever-evolving digital landscape.
D4 Strong leadership skills with a high degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to inspire and empower others to drive change.
D5 Ability to ‘set the standard’ in providing outstanding customer service, with a high degree of empathy and understanding.
D6 Tackles mediocrity in people and systems, even when it is difficult to do so.
E1 Relevant experience in performance coaching.
E2 Demonstrable experience of devising, monitoring and reviewing high performance rowing plans.
E3 Demonstrable experience of managing a team of volunteer coaches.
E4 Experience of boat maintenance, repair and equipment replacement plans.
E5 Track record of working effectively with partners.
E6 Experience of effectively managing of budgets.
E7 Experience of developing, reviewing, and enhancing aspects of the student experience.
E8 Experience of partnership development and delivery.
E9 Experience of communicating and influencing others from internal/external organisations.
F1 Competed or coached at international level.
Member of the sport development team that is responsible for the delivery of the weekly activity of all sports clubs.
Manage all volunteer and paid support staff, numbering up to 10 individuals and their coach and performance pathway.
The post holder is the designated point of contact at the University for current and prospective athletes looking to join the Performance Rowing Programme.
Responsible for the management of the Performance Rowing Programme, including all aspects of technical, physical and psychological development.
Planning and Organising
The post holder is responsible for the planning of training schedules, programmes and competition schedules on an annual basis. This will include weekly training programmes, the setting and rationalisation of Key Performance Indicators and ensuring appropriate links with Scottish Rowing are maintained.
To manage coaches, both voluntary and paid, providing strategic and performance led objectives for individual members and specific crews.
To organise training camps, as well as providing objective based training programmes for vacation periods.
Work closely with Scottish Rowing and sportscotland, supporting selected athletes in the programme in managing and prioritising time commitments, competition and training schedules.
To review and establish a long-term equipment strategy for GUBC, identifying and prioritising areas where a deficit or surplus may exist.
To monitor and review the current equipment and boat fleet, implementing a sustainable maintenance and replacement plan, providing the best training and competition environment for club members.
Work closely with relevant parties to provide a safe environment for members and coaches, with a focus on water safety, establishing a training programme to educate and ensure all members and coaches are safe to participate.
Overall decision maker in the coaching and training of all GUBC student members and coaches.
Workload planning with volunteer and assistant coaches ensuring objective setting and priorities are established annually.
Planning and objective setting for the club and rowing programme.
Have the ability to prioritise the use of facilities, both land and water based, ensuring a platform is available for all student members and coaches to reach their potential.
Plan competition programme and itinerary, taking on board male and female competitions will clash or take place at different venues throughout the UK at the same time.
Extensive internal and external relations due to the nature of the role. This will include working alongside the key national governing bodies (e.g. sportscotland) and key sport governing bodies, specifically Scottish and GB Rowing at Chief Executive and Performance Manager levels, developing partnerships to enhance opportunities available to students at the University.
Line Manager: check progress, strategic alignment, planning and the development of new ideas.
Working closely with the GUBC Club Committee, maintaining clear communication pathways.
Scottish Rowing Development Manager, High Performance Coordinator and network of coaches throughout Scotland and the UK.
Other UofG Sport staff: co-ordinate and collaborate on ensuring the programme is well managed, promoted, delivered, and caters for all.
Internal link with the Recruitment and International Office, ensuring, where appropriate, the rowing programme and opportunities are promoted to potential students.
Overall decision maker in all activities related to the rowing programme.
Enhance the breadth of rowing opportunities available to students with limited funding resources, requires creative thinking to maximise limited funding available.
Possess up to date knowledge on the legalities associated with towing vehicles and trailers, look for better use of limited personnel legally compliant to tow trailers.
Dealing with issues around land based training facilities; utilising experience to maximise limited training equipment.
Work within a set budget to ensure the boat fleet is maintained to appropriate levels.
Proactive approach to work and consistently reliable in delivery.
Accepting of new ideas and change initiatives.
Shows respect and sensitivity towards cultural and religious differences, ensuring UofG Sport is inclusive to all.
Required to deal with difficult situations e.g. enforcing rules, dealing with difficult individuals. Important to be able to deal with this type of situation and when appropriate refer to line manager for support.
Innovate and develop a programme that maximise opportunities for participation across all groups.
Motivational in teaching and in general dealings with customers and potential customers to encourage an active lifestyle.
Create and maintain working environment where team members treat each other fairly and with respect.
Demonstrate integrity in your personal conduct at all times.
Requirement to represent the University of Glasgow, and the best interests of the institution, club and members at national, regional and local meetings as and when required.
This post will be based in the Stevenson Building at the Gilmorehill Campus but there is a requirement to work at other venues including the University Boat House on Glasgow Green.
In your role you may be required to work on some public holidays and also the “Other” University closure days. When this is the case the time will be added to your annual leave balance.
This post is offered on a full-time and open-ended basis with funding to 31 August 2021.
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme.
Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.
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