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Head of Table Tennis Development

Table Tennis England

Table Tennis England, formerly the English Table Tennis Association, is the national governing body for table tennis in England, responsible for representing, coordinating, administering, marketing and developing the sport.

12 Sep 2022
Full Time
Closing date
7 Oct 2022


To provide strategic direction, management, and leadership, with the overall responsibility for delivery of the table tennis sports development system ensuring all participation activity has a clear purpose to attract, retain and develop people of all ages and abilities, and from any background or community.

The Head of Table Tennis Development is a key, and influential, role within Table Tennis England and presents a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their profile and reputation across the British sport system.

You will be responsible and accountable for contributing to the construction and execution of the organisation’s strategy and direction, developing objectives
and business plans, setting the pace for action, and specifically providing strategic leadership to all areas of the organisation related to participation and growth. Additionally, you will work hand-in-glove with the Performance Development

team who will lead strategies for pathway development and coach development; this work to be seamlessly integrated across the work of the Area Delivery Teams.

The postholder will be encouraged to reimagine the growth and development of table tennis in England, by being creative in how we reach, engage, and retain participants from diverse communities. Recognising the continued shift in the way consumers expect to be communicated to, and the level of service that they expect, now forces us to think more broadly about how we reach and engage participants to ensure that table tennis remains relevant and a natural choice for people in the future.


As a senior leader in Table Tennis England, you will be responsible and accountable for owning and leading the successful development, implementation and review of Table Tennis England’s participation and competition strategies which include forging strong partnerships with a range of third-party stakeholders to embed our plans into their operation.

You will be responsible, and accountable, for producing and driving the achievement of these key objectives:

  • Planning, co-ordination, leadership, and delivery of an integrated approach to outstanding sports development and participation, club development, coach development, technical officials development, volunteering and competitions and the seamless integration with the Performance Development team
  • Strategic direction of the Area Teams ensuring the development and execution of locally owned strategies and their alignment to the national objectives. Using existing data, and building further insight, you will oversee a strategy that enables support to be focused where it is needed most
  • A ‘competition for all’ strategy which enables any player of any ability, of any age and any background, to enter competitions and tournaments. Working with the competition team, you will encourage creativity in reimagining how our competition calendar can reach and engage more participants and drive significant growth in this area.
  • Oversee the management and delivery of the local and national competition calendar, supporting the objectives to increase the visibility of table tennis and engagement with a greater audience

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How to Apply

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Full Time
Job Type
Governing Body Role
Table Tennis
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