Lecturer in Professional Development Sports Coaching

Twickenham, United Kingdom
£38,017 per annum
14 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Professional Development Sports Coaching

Department: Psychology and Pedagogic Science
Reports To: Programme Director/Head of Department
Starting Salary: £38,017 per annum
Hours: Full time (1.0 FTE)
Term: Permanent

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced lecturer to join our department. Applications are encouraged from individuals wishing to be part of an ambitious team designing industry relevant programmes and supporting students using contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in H.E. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will be able to draw upon extensive experience of professional development in sports coachingto enrich teaching and knowledge transfer. 

The post is located in the newly formed Department of Psychology and Pedagogic Science which presently houses programmes in PE, Sport and Youth Development (BA), Sports Coaching (FD), Football Education, Development and Coaching (FD & BSc), Sports Coaching Science (BSc), Performance Analysis & Talent ID (BSc) Performance Football Coaching (MSc), Professional Development with specialisms (MSc) and Psychology (BSc) and Psychology of Mental Health (MSc). We are looking to reinforce St Mary’s developing reputation as a centre for excellence in sports coaching and development and we are presently recruiting for an ambitious and experienced member of staff to join our team and extend our expertise.

This role is for a lecturer who will undertake activities primarily associated with teaching on the MSc. Professional Development in Sports Coaching and contribute to our other post graduate performance coaching programmes. You will be expected to convene a range of modules, ensuring their quality against national and University benchmarks, and embedding good practice in inclusivity and diversity within curriculum design and teaching practices. In addition to being able to contribute to a range of subject areas within professional development we are particularly keen to hear from applicants with a special interest / expertise in strategic leadership and/or coaching in high performance contexts. You will be required to provide pastoral support for students and there will be opportunities to lead programme-related activities or represent the programme. You will need to be able to work flexibly as part of a team, play a key role in developing teaching and learning strategies and contribute to academic quality by pursuing excellence in teaching, research and demonstrate a commitment to developing your professional practice. You will be supported in your development towards these CPD objectives. Because of the nature of some of your work, 

The Faculty of Sport, Applied Health and Performance Science is an internationally recognised centre with established expertise and resources in sport, health and exercise sciences, pedagogy and psychology. At both undergraduate and postgraduate level, we are committed to offering vocationally relevant programmes of study with the highest academic standards.

There may be some flexibility regarding the role and interested parties are encouraged to contact the Head of Department, Dr Abbe Brady ( – 0208 240 4218) to discuss this further or the Programme Director for the Suite of Football Coaching programmes, Tom Hounsell ( 0208240 4222).  

For further information about the role and for details of how to apply please click here

Closing date: 27th October 2020 at 23:00

Interview dates: 3th and 4th November 2020