Friday, 13 June 2014

Career opportunity: Relationship Manager

Lancashire Sport Partnership is looking to recruit a highly motivated Relationship Manager.

The successful candidate will support a number of Governing Bodies of Sport to achieve their Whole Sport Plan targets by connecting their plans to the local area to ensure effective delivery and impact in Lancashire.

The post holder will also be the organisations strategic lead for Disability Sport ensuring a whole team approach to developing sport for disabled people and influencing external partners to commit to and resource disability sport.

You will also contribute to developing and maintaining strong strategic and delivery networks that can support Governing Bodies of Sport achieve their targets and the Partnership's aspiration to support at least 55,000 people become more active.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • The ability to motivate, negotiate with and influence partners and stakeholders
  • Experience of working in partnership to achieve shared outcomes
  • Strong leadership, relationship building and project management skills
  • A good knowledge and understanding of challenges and barriers disabled people face when trying to become more active

If you feel you have the skills and abilities and want to join one of the leading County Sport Partnerships then please call Joanne Moss, Partnership Director, on 01772 299837 for an informal discussion about the role.

Closing date for applications is Friday 4 July 2014 with interviews scheduled for Wednesday 23 July 2014 at Lancashire Sport Offices, Leyland.

To apply for this role, please complete an application form and address the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements.

Applications can be downloaded from the Lancashire Sport website and emailed to Joanne Moss or posted to her at Lancashire Sport Partnership, Farington House, Lancashire Business Park, Centurion Way, Leyland, PR26 6TW.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Coaching opportunity

Garstang Ladies Hockey Club require a 2nd XI Coach. This is an exciting voluntary opportunity for an aspiring, driven and motivated individual to take the team forward and help them to progress and achieve their goals.

They are looking for a coach to develop and advance the Ladies 2nd team, while encouraging the development and optimising the potential of their budding young talent, managing the transition of junior players into senior hockey.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any student who requires much needed work experience to build their CV beyond graduation. You must be available on a Thursday evening for training from 6-8pm, with matches scheduled for Saturdays.

Experience of hockey would be an advantage, but not essential - the club would help fund a Level 1 Hockey Coaching Qualification in return for your help.

If you are interested please email Josie Rice or Tel: 07734 775346.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Graduate sets up Elite Performance Consultancy

Our Sports Coaching degree provides a platform to many different careers in the world of sport.

Carl Cunningham has used his qualification to pursue his passion for Performance Analysis, combining Master's studies with demonstrator work within UCLan's School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors.

He has also found time to establish a new company, providing analysis services to lower level sports clubs. We spoke to Carl to find out more:

"I founded Elite Performance Consultancy with Andy Burgess earlier this year. I originally worked with Andy at Preston North End Women's FC while I was finishing my Sports Coaching degree, where we discussed how essential it is for clubs to use a range of performance tools.

"With Andy's knowledge of the football world, having played professionally, we've set up the company to target sports clubs lower down the professional ladder and to offer them a range of services at affordable prices.

"My main role is on the performance analysis side of things. Having qualified with a Sports Coaching degree and now completing my Master's at UCLan, I was interested in moving into performance analysis, taking up opportunities the university provided me with.

"As part of my working role with UCLan I work closely with students who want to further themselves in analysis. I speak regularly with clubs to set up placements and make sure students get the best opportunities they can.

"Knowing the difficulties involved in getting paid roles after graduating, I thought this was an ideal opportunity to start to provide students and graduates the chance of paid work and keep them involved with analysis.

"Elite Performance Consultancy offers more than just Performance Analysis to clubs, including opposition scouting, pre-season planning and coaching courses which will introduce younger players to these types of performance indicators."

For more information about the company please click here.