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University Tutor Sport Development/Sport Management

The post arises from the continuing expansion of the Institute of Sport & Exercise Science. Expertise is sought in Sport Development and/or Sport Management, particularly relating to both industry and teaching experience.

Expertise is sought in Sport Development and/or Sport Management, particularly relating to both industry and teaching experience in the areas of international development, operational sport development, risk management,and project and strategic planning. The post requires substantive teaching on the BA (Hons Sport Development and Coaching and BA (Hons) Sport Business Management programmes and all staff are expected to ensure that their teaching is underpinned and supported by contemporary research and scholarship. The ability to contribute to the income generation (e.g. event management and entrepreneurial activities) of the institute is also an aspect of the role. Appropriately qualified candidates could also supervise at postgraduate level and to contribute to other programmes in the Institute. Supporting students during placements and also advising students undertaking independent research or delivery of projects in Sport Development or Sport Management related topics will be part of the role. The person appointed will be allocated a mentor who will oversee teaching, and administrative aspects of this particular position. 

Selection methods to include: Teaching Session & Interview. 

Teaching Session: Shortlisted applicants will be asked to prepare and deliver a short teaching session as to how you would introduce the impact of Government economic and social policies on the public and voluntary provision of sport within the last 2 years to Level 4 students.

Closing date: Wednesday 26 Jul 2017

Reference number: SES1706 - 3336

Job details

Job details

AC2 £32,003 - £36,001
Full time
September 2017
3 year contract
Responsible to
Head of Institute
Responsible for
Interview date
To be confirmed

Institute of Sport and Exercise Science

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"Our aim is to attract ambitious students who will be challenged as sports academics and practitioners to be the best that they can be."
Mick Donovan, Head of Institute



The Institute has an impressive portfolio of courses including HNDs in Sport, Coaching and Physical Education at University of Worcester, Sport Coaching and Sports Performance and Coaching in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College and Telford College of Art and Technology. A Foundation Degree in Football Business Management and Coaching is also run in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College, Stourbridge Campus at the Stourbridge Campus Centre of Sporting Excellence. The undergraduate programme includes: BSc Sports Studies, BSc Sports and Exercise Science, BSc Sports Coaching Science, BSc Coaching Science and Disability Sport, BSc(Hons) Cricket Coaching and Management, BSc Physical Education (non-QTS), BSc (Hons) Dance and Community Practice, BSc(Hons) Physical Education and Dance; BSc(Hons) Physical Education and Outdoor Education, BSc Outdoor Adventure Leadership & Management BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology, BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy. There is further course provision at post graduate level including PGCE in secondary Physical Education, MSc in Sports Coaching Science, MSc International Sport Management, MSc Applied Sports Science, MSc Applied Performance Analysis and MRes Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise. 

There is a clear and distinct emphasis on the student experience and the Institute is proud of its reputation for high quality teaching and learning. The Institute has a creative culture and is constantly seeking to strengthen its portfolio of courses. Recently, the University launched the International Centre for Inclusive Sport, Physical Activity and Health. 

The sports facilities include: the newly constructed University of Worcester Arena, 6 court sports centre, six-platform S&C Suite, McClelland Wellbeing Centre, 3G astro turf, sand filled astro turf, gymnasia and significant off campus grass playing fields. Indoor academic facilities include exercise physiology laboratories, two performance analysis laboratory, sports psychology and biomechanics laboratory. The world-class Motion and Performance Centre is an integral part of the University and supports teaching and learning, research and consultancy work. Lakeside campus provides opportunities for both land and water based outdoor education. 

The recently refurbished Riverside building that opened in September 2011 offers two large teaching spaces with multi-purpose sprung floors for indoor mini - games and dance, further smaller teaching rooms and a sports analysis teaching room with views to the two larger teaching spaces. A social learning internet café space is also available within this attractive venue. 

The University of Worcester Arena is a purpose built facility with an inclusive design to include wheelchair athletes and mobility impaired athletes. The Arena hosted the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships in 2015 and received the Guardian University Award 2015 in the Buildings that Inspire category. 

The Institute has extensive international links in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and USA and opportunities exist for international staff exchanges and research. Staff are supported in individual and group research projects, particularly where research informs teaching. There is a clear research and consultancy strategy over the next five years linked to the University’s strategic aims and staff are organised into research interest groups. 

The Institute hosts a range of national and regional organisations including: the County Sports Partnership and the Association for Physical Education (afPE). There is extensive collaboration with local schools, clubs and elite level sport such as Worcestershire County Cricket Club, British Wheelchair Basketball, Worcester Hockey Club, Worcester Warriors Rugby Club, Severn Stars Netball and Worcester Wolves Basketball Club.

Main duties

Main duties

1. To participate (with others) in the delivery of a range of modules to suit the expertise of the candidate (candidates must specify their area of expertise). 

2. To demonstrate innovative approaches to teaching and support for students through the use of a wide range of learning resources and appropriate pedagogic practice. 

3. To provide a high quality contribution to the development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (including preparation of course documentation) in the Institute of Sport & Exercise Science. 

4. To ensure that teaching is informed by contemporary research in the relevant field and develops the ability of students to engage in debate, critical discourse and rational thinking. 

5. Where appropriate undertake or contribute to scholarly activity, consultancy and knowledge transfer work, including income generation. 

6. To build and maintain collaborative networks related to the post within and external to the University and the Institute. 

7. To supervise undergraduate independent studies and, where appropriate postgraduate students. 

8. To act as personal tutor to undergraduate / postgraduate students. 

9. To contribute to the promotion and external profile of the University. This involves participation in visit/open days, undertaking administrative duties and participating in relevant committees within the institute and university as directed by the Head of Institute. 

10. To undertake personal professional development in support of teaching, scholarship and applied research. 

11. To undertake administrative duties and participate in relevant agendas/committees within the institute and university as directed by the Head of Institute. 

12. To carry out the duties of this post in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity and shows due respect for all employees and users of the University’s services, in accordance with the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Harassment Guidelines. 

13. To carry out all duties having due regard for the health and safety of self and others, in accordance with the University’s Health & Safety Policy. 

All employees are expected to go about their duties in an environmentally responsible manner. It is our aim is to ensure all resources are utilised effectively and efficiently. This includes taking measures to minimise wasting energy, water and office consumables, as well as reducing unnecessary or inefficient travel. All employees will fully adhere to the University’s Environmental Policy.  

*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training. 

*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students. 

*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.

Person specification

Person specification

Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria:

1. Good first degree in related subject 

2. Higher Degree in Sport Development, Sport Management or related area.

3. Teaching experience in HE.

4. Relevant industry experience.

5. Understanding of effective pedagogy and practice including technology enhanced learning(TEL).

6. Knowledge of appropriate research in Sport Development and Management and related areas.

7. Effective oral and written communication skills. 

8. Effective organisational skills and a willingness to contribute to the wider operation of the institute. 

9. Knowledge of Health & Safety Procedures. 

10. Willingness to contribute to the operation of the Institute.

Desirable Criteria:

1. PhD in related subject. 

2. Discipline specific qualifications, professional body memberships, and experience of HE teaching (Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching. 

Applications from Non EEA Workers:

Prospective applicants are advised to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK without restriction. 

Prospective applicants in points-based system immigration routes should assess their circumstances against the published criteria, which are set out on the GOV.UK website at

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Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs

The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. 

In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment. 

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.

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