Director of Sport and Physical Education

Ningbo, China
28 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date Tuesday, 21st November 2017
Job Type Administrative Professional & Managerial
Department Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China
Salary The University offers competitive salary depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond is subject to performance).

Join a unique British University in China.The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,000 in just 13 years. 

The UNNC Sports department has operated for the past thirteen years with an emphasis on Ministry of Education physical education (PE) requirements for Year 1 and 2 students.As the university has matured together with key performance indicators and goals for the 2020 strategic plans, the university is seeking to elevate the provision of sport while upgrading core activities like PE.Sport at UNNC currently includes student club and team sport and select staff sports clubs alongside excellent outdoor and indoor facilities including basketball courts, table tennis hall, indoor gym, badminton hall, squash courts, billiards area, dance and physical fitness rooms, two new climbing walls and a bouldering wall.Its mixed-use sports centre includes office space and flexible student space designed to provide opportunity for sports related and recreational/co-curricular student activities. UNNC Sports teams and clubs participate in external competitions including the annual Tri-Campus games with the United Kingdom and Malaysia campuses, and also host select competitions at the UNNC campus.

Candidates must hold a good first degree in the area of Sports Management (or a related field). Evidence of the ability to lead and motivate sports staff from management level through to casual employees is required. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate an ability to be able to develop, manage and lead sport and Physical Education programmes and activities, to meet Chinese National Educational requirements as well as to enhance the overall student experience. Significant experience of budget and complex sporting facilities management is also essential.

The University offers competitive salary depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments. 

This post is available in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter and will initially be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China for a period of up to five years. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

ALL applicants are required to formally apply online ( for the position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Julie Brunton, Director of Sport, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel:+86 574 8818 0000 (ext. 8734).
Please quote ref. 170225 Closing date: Tuesday 21 November 2017

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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