CS-246-22 - Strength and Conditioning Instructor

University of Kent
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:£24,285 to £27,131
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Contract Type:Permanent
Working Time:Full time
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Strength and Conditioning Instructor Sport Location: Canterbury

Salary: £24,285 to £27,131 per annum Grade: Grade 5 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022 Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 04 December 2022 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: CS-246-22

Your role at the University of Kent

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our inclusive Kent Sport team as Strength and Conditioning Instructor.

You will lead the provision of strength and conditioning coaching and fitness testing for Sports Scholars and honorary athletes onsite whilst also facilitating sessions for external partners and customers. You will support the co-ordination of other elements of the Sports Scholarship Scheme completing administrational tasks, promoting Scholar performance and success as well as delivering both practical and theoretical workshops.

You will also compliment wider health and fitness operations through appointment delivery, fitness instruction and group exercise delivery, supporting the efficient and effective day-to-day running of the health, fitness and dance studio facilities at the University of Kent especially during non-Scholar delivery periods.

What will help you make a difference?

You will have a broad experience in strength and conditioning coaching and understand the needs of a range of athletes; you will be comfortable designing and prescribing bespoke sessions for individual and group training both on site and at external venues. You will be a team focused individual who can work effectively in a small group, contributing to the delivery of outstanding customer service ensuring a professional and positive user experience for all.

Rewarding your contribution

You will enjoy a friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing, along with a range of great staff benefits including:

• 43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)

• an excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions

• study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts

• on-site parking

For further information on our staff benefits please go to https: // staff.kent.ac.uk/employment/benefits

As Strength and Conditioning Instructor, you will:

• Lead, plan, and co-ordinate the delivery of strength and conditioning sessions for a range of athletes supporting the development of other staff including internships

• Act as the key point of contact and expertise with respect to strength and conditioning services and scheduling

• Support the Sports Scholarship Scheme with administration tasks

• Ensure optimal usage of Kent Sport's health and fitness facilities, ensuring a positive user experience for all users. This will include the delivery of fitness appointments and services, ensuring user etiquette, light equipment maintenance and cleaning throughout the facilities, as required

• Support the Studio Timetable through the leadership of group exercise sessions for a variety of members

What we are looking for in the right candidate:

• A professional qualification in health and fitness (Level 2/3 Fitness Instructor/PT)

• UKSCA Accreditation/MSc in Strength & Conditioning (or equivalent standard professional body/or working towards Accreditation in the near future as a registered Strength and Conditioning Coach)

• Experience of Strength and Conditioning practice and prescription of working with a variety of high-performance athletes, coaches and performance partners

• Proven experience of working in a dynamic and service driven sports or health and fitness environment supporting clients with a variety of needs

• Excellent interpersonal skills including communication and leadership, as well as a passion for working in a team working towards a common objective with a flexible approach to working within a rota shift pattern supporting operational needs

Meet your team

Your new role is part of Kent Sport where we provide facilities and a diverse health, fitness & sporting programme to nearly 18,000 students, 2,000 staff and the community as a whole. It is a sporting hub for the county. Kent Sport has grown significantly as a department in recent years both in terms of its staffing structure, but also the facilities and services available to its members https:// www. kent.ac.uk/sports/

If you require further information regarding the online application process, please contact iscsestates@kent.ac.uk

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

The University of Kent has a multi-cultural and diverse environment and is committed to developing a working and learning culture that encompasses dignity, respect and consideration for all. All members of the University community have a responsibility to create an environment which is free from harassment, bullying, unlawful discrimination and victimisation.

Further details: Job Description Additional Information

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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

Applications must be made via the University's online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.


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