Sports Development Manager

Ningbo, China
11 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

 Closing Date

Sunday, 11th February 2018

Job Type

Administrative Professional & Managerial


Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China


RMB299,872 – RMB358,062 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance).

Join a unique British University in China. 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 Sport 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.Sports at UNNC currently includes student club and team sports 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, 3G pitch, athletics track, and several climbing walls.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 Sport 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 degree in the area of Sports Development or a related field of sport, and preferable have a coaching qualification in sport. Evidence of the ability to lead and manage staff and a student workforce to deliver sport and recreational programmes is essential, as is having significant experience of managing higher education student sport development.

Salary will be within the range of RMB 299,827-RMB 358,062 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and health care and travel insurance will be provided for international appointments. 

This post is available from 1st April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter and will initially be offered on a fixed-term contract with 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. Online interview will be held in March 2018 but is subject to change.

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

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Sarah Humphreys, Director of Sport & Physical Education, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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. 180003   Closing date: 11 Feburary 2018

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