Player Care and Performance Lifestyle Officer

Federations & Major Events
Roehampton, London , United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
24 / 12
We are currently recruiting for a Player Care & Performance Lifestyle Officer. This role will form part of a growing ITF safeguarding team, with a focus on the non-medical care and performance lifestyle of players who participate in ITF Tours, events and activities. You will be responsible for the development of an effective strategy for a tennis-specific lifestyle support programme to improve performance.

Full description

The Role:

This role will form part of a growing ITF safeguarding team, with a focus on the non-medical care and performance lifestyle of players who participate in ITF Tours, events and activities.

Responsibilities:

Development of an effective strategy for a tennis-specific lifestyle support programme to improve performance by focusing on:

- Personal Development
- Professional skills and career development
- Mental health and well-being
- Managing social risks
- Managing education and transition

Development and delivery of player care and performance lifestyle support and education within the ITF Regional Training Centre and Grand Slam Player Development Programmes, ITF Tours and Player Pathways.
Identify and share best practice with key stakeholders (including Regional and National Associations, and the ATP, WTA, ITIA and IOC) to incorporate the latest research in player care and performance lifestyle support into player development at all levels.
To monitor, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of ITF player care and performance lifestyle activity.
To receive and process safeguarding reports from players and provide short-term support as necessary.
Maintain an awareness of global issues that impact on the care and performance lifestyle of international tennis players.
Maintain professional qualifications, as appropriate.
Undertake other responsibilities, as directed by the ITF Safeguarding Manager.

As the needs of the business can change rapidly this role may change accordingly, therefore this document should be viewed as guidelines which are subject to change.

You will have…

Essential

  • An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or significant experience in education, sports management, sports science, sports psychology or a related discipline.
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of performance lifestyle risks to players/athletes in high performance national and international sport.
  • Proven experience in delivering performance lifestyle programmes with players/athletes, parents, coaches and other sports people in multidisciplinary environments.
  • A flexible and empathetic approach in professional relationships built on trust and confidentiality.
  • The ability to analyse information, solve problems and provide sound advice to players/athletes.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to receive and accurately record sensitive confidential information.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and other digital technology.
  • Fluency in English.

Desirable

  • A recognised post graduate qualification in mental health care, counselling, mentoring.
  • The ability to speak other languages, particularly French or Spanish.
  • Experience and competence in delivering training.
  • Experience and knowledge of national and international tennis.
  • Experience of safeguarding in an international sports environment.

Due to the nature of the work, weekend and evening work may be required. Although not guaranteed as a requirement of this role, a willingness to travel is also essential.

What we offer….

Competitive salary plus discretionary bonus scheme (subject to conditions)
25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
Private healthcare
Group personal pension scheme / Life assurance (subject to conditions)
Ride2Work (in conjunction with Evans Cycles)
Free lunch (up to £8 per day)
Free tea, Nespresso coffee and complimentary healthy snacks and fresh fruit
Free parking on site
Working hours: based on 35 hours per week with core hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday – flexible start & end times
Due to the nature of the work, weekend and evening working may be required. Although not guaranteed as a requirement of this role, a willingness to travel is also essential.


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