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Millfield School

Millfield is a public school located in Street, Somerset, England. It was founded in 1935. Millfield is a registered charity and is the largest co-educational boarding school in the UK with approximately 1,200 students, of whom over 900 are full boarders of over 70 nationalities.

Posted
23 Sep 2022
Status
Full Time
Location
England
Closing date
28 Oct 2022

Purpose:

To deliver first-class coaching & competition programmes for county/regional/national level tennis players, to help position Millfield at the forefront of Schools Tennis.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To deliver weekly individual and squad training sessions to meet the needs of students within Millfield Tennis’ competition & pathway groups
  • Plan, implement & constantly review detailed individualised development plans (short- term & long-term) for students you are working with on a 1:1 basis, providing the highest standards of coaching & support
  • Attend priority individual & team competitions as part of the students’ annual competitive schedules
  • To build & maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders in the students’ development both on & off the court (parents, HSMs, external coaches etc)
  • In collaboration with the Head of Tennis and the current coaching team, contribute to the development of a cohesive pathway of long-term development with specific links to junior development squads, Millfield Prep School & RPDCs
  • Project management and delivery of tournament trips/visits and team fixtures
  • To ensure all school Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Critical Incident, Registers and other relevant policies and processes are always adhered to in the delivery of coaching and other support services
  • Contribute to the wider development of tennis at Millfield School by supporting with the delivery of Games Tennis during Summer term, and other key events throughout the academic year
  • Contribute to the vibrant multisport coaching community and hence the development of Millfield’s overall performance sports environment
  • Engage actively in continuous personal development and the development of Millfield Sport

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential:

  • LTA accredited L4 Senior Performance Coach (or in the process of completing)
  • Proven track record in the long-term development of regional/national level tennis players
  • Thorough understanding of the LTA Performance Pathway
  • An excellent and up-to-date understanding of the current landscape in performance tennis, ages 12-18
  • Proven ability to be able to communicate effectively with parents, children, external coaches, and management
  • Willingness to support students at domestic and/or international competitions in weekends/holidays as appropriate
  • A desire to evolve, build the department, be open minded and the ability to listen to staff and students
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Full UK driving licence

Desirable:

  • Strong playing background (junior/senior international level)
  • Experience of and empathy for integrating a tennis programme into an educational environment
  • An active member of the LTA’s Performance Coaching Network

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Additional Information

Status
Full Time
Job Type
Coaching
Education
Schools
Sport
Tennis
Salary information
£30,000 - 32,000

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