Tennis Programme Assistant

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)


Closing date:   31 January 2021
Location:   London
Region:   United Kingdom
Employment type:   Full Time
Salary:   £21,500 p.a. (fixed term to December 2021)


British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for HE sport in the UK. As a membership organisation BUCS delivers both sport competition and a wide range of sport development opportunities. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative individual to join our team to assist with the delivery of our Tennis competition programme. Offering the chance to deliver national events, coordinate publicity for university tennis, support our national league competition, and do all this in close partnership with the LTA, this role is a great opportunity for a tennis-passionate individual looking to drive forward university tennis and their sport industry career.

We are seeking someone with initiative, who is efficient, has good attention to detail and can work both independently and as part of the wider Delivery Directorate team. The role will be integral to delivering the strategy for University Tennis across the UK. 

The post is currently fixed term to 31 December 2021, however this could be extended subject to continued funding.

Successful delivery of this role will require collaboration with members and with the LTA to raise the profile of the programme, while delivering high quality events throughout the competition structure, and developing the offer to best meet the needs of students and members.

The role is advertised as based in London. However, we would be open to a conversation at interview about flexible working and how best this could be accommodated. While there is an ongoing requirement to visit the London office our commitment is to hire the best candidate for the role.
At this time, due to the current Covid-19 situation, all BUCS staff are working from home.  The appointed candidate would need to be able to work from home at this time.  

A full job description can be found here

For more information about the role, please contact John Burton – National Performance Manager. 

Working at BUCS
BUCS prides itself on being an ambitious and challenging place to work whilst aiming that staff also enjoy work, have development opportunities, and have fun. 

To apply: Send a CV, covering letter (maximum 750 words) and Equal Opportunities form to [email protected].

Closing date:  Sunday 31 January 2021 at 23:59

Interview: Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday 12 February 2021.  This will most likely be over video call. 

We will only be able to provide feedback to those who reach the interview stage. If you don’t hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that, unfortunately, your application has not been successful.

Applicants should have the right to work in the UK and will be asked to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK before employment is confirmed.

Data Protection statement
Any personal data submitted to BUCS in the course of this recruitment process will be held securely and processed solely for the purposes of recruitment. It will be held for the duration of the recruitment process, and if employed by BUCS, for the duration of the contract of employment and to fulfil the statutory, or recommended, retention periods when no longer an employee of British Universities and Colleges Sport. BUCS will comply with data protection legislation at all times and in line with BUCS Privacy Policy.

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