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Leadership Academy


Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is an employability and leadership programme aimed at students who want to develop their skills and experience in coaching and leadership by supporting the delivery of our social sport, junior and strength and conditioning programmes. There are a variety of roles available to apply for such as Senior, Lead or Assistant coach, Sports Activator or Strength & Conditioning Intern.

Students must have prior experience of coaching, leading or organising sports activities. They must also want to gain additional qualifications whilst developing their skills in a sporting environment. Honorarium payments, kit, sports membership and CPD financial support is available for different coaching ability tiers.

Plus Icon BUCS Super Rugby media internship

Number available:

One

Start date:

ASAP

End date:

April 2018

Average hours per week

Varied/flexible

Responsible to:

Director of Rugby Union &

Sports Marketing & Communications Officer

 

Location:

Based primarily at Carnegie Sports Centre, Headingley Campus but a lot of the role will include working at other locations on matchdays:
Headingley Stadium, West Park Rugby Club and travelling with the team to other BUCS Super Rugby Clubs on away matchdays.

 

Benefits:

  • £500 Honorarium payment (paid at the end of May subject to all agreed conditions being met)
  • Free University branded kit bundle.
  • Free sports membership for the year
  • Free tickets and attendance to selected University-related sports events, workshops and development days
  • Experience working in a professional full time sports environment and being a part of the premiersporting brand – BUCS Super Rugby.

Deadline for applications:

 Friday 21 September 2018

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The main duties of this role include:

  • Reporting on Leeds Beckett University’s Super Rugby team
  • Promoting BSR fixtures across multiple platforms
  • Writing news articles for the Leeds Beckett University website
  • Attending all BSR matches – home and away
  • Managing Beckett Rugby Union’s social media channels – Twitter, Facebook & Instagram
  • Interviewing players and coaches for feature articles and social media posts
  • Updating the club’s Pitchero website content
  • Producing video content for social media
  • Producing press releases and news stories to strengthen the club’s links with professional rugby union clubs and the RFU – including Yorkshire Carnegie
  • Promoting the Super Rugby programme on campus – including updating the Super Rugby notice board weekly with player profiles, match previews/reports and fixture announcement posters

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The criteria for this role include:

  • Currently studying a media/journalism related qualification
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Video filming and editing skills (desirable)
  • Interview skills for social media videos with players and coaching staff
  • Passionate about rugby union
  • Photoshop skills (desirable but not essential)

APPLY FOR THIS ROLE

To express your interest in this role please contact Sports Marketing & Communications Officer Sean Freer with a brief cover letter (no more than one side of a4 outlining why you are interested in this role and what skills & experience you have) via his email address - s.freer@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Plus Icon BUCS Tennis media internship

Number available:

One

Start date:

ASAP

End date:

April 2018

Average hours per week

Varied/flexible

Responsible to:

Head Tennis Coach &

Sports Marketing & Communications Officer

 

Location:

Based primarily at Carnegie Sports Centre, Headingley Campus for home matches and some training sessions and some travelling with the team to other universities on away matchdays.

 

Benefits:

  • £500 Honorarium payment (paid at the end of May subject to all agreed conditions being met)
  • Free University branded kit bundle.
  • Free sports membership for the year
  • Free tickets and attendance to selected University-related sports events, workshops and development days
  • Experience working in a professional full time sports environment and being a part of the premiersporting brand – BUCS Super Rugby.

Deadline for applications:

 Friday 21st September 2018

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The main duties of this role include:

  • Reporting on Leeds Beckett University’s Tennis club on matchdays
  • Promoting fixtures across multiple platforms
  • Writing news articles for the Leeds Beckett University website
  • Managing Beckett Tennis’ social media channels – Twitter, Facebook & Instagram
  • Interviewing players and coaches for feature articles and social media posts
  • Updating the club’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) ‘clubsport’ website pages
  • Producing video content for social media
  • Producing press releases and news stories to strengthen the club’s links with the LTA

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The criteria for this role include:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Video filming and editing skills (desirable)
  • Excellent communication and interview skills (to interview coaches and players)
  • Passionate about tennis
  • Photoshop skills (desirable but not essential)

APPLY FOR THIS ROLE

To express your interest in this role please contact Sports Marketing & Communications Officer Sean Freer with a brief cover letter (no more than one side of a4 outlining why you are interested in this role and what skills & experience you have) via his email address - s.freer@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Plus Icon Sport Activators

Sports Activators are students of Leeds Beckett University who have an interest in Sport and Active Lifestyles, and are enthusiastic about developing and promoting sport and its associated experience to other students.

Activators do not need to be part of a sports club, nor do they need to be particularly talented at sport, they just need to be committed and interested in sport and getting our students engaged. They will be interested in career development and enhancing their CV and employability skills.

Activators are responsible for delivering our Social Sport programme. It is expected Activators will deliver a minimum of 4 hours per week that will include planning and leading the sessions, social media, promotion activities and planning.

In return, Sports Activators receive: 

  • a £500 honorarium payment at the end of the academic year,
  • free sports membership,
  • free kit bundle,
  • up to £250 towards a CPD course
  • free tickets to University sports events throughout the year,/li>
  • funded places and travel towards student sports leadership and development events around the country.
Plus Icon Coaching Scholars

A select number of sports coaching scholarships are available to students each year who are looking to gain additional coaching experience by delivering sessions within Sport & Active Lifestyles. Delivery can be across our Social Sport programme, or as part of the Carnegie Junior Sports Academy. All coaching scholarship applicants are to have prior experience of coaching and/or hold a coaching qualification, at most a minimum Level 1 or equivalent. Sports available include: Athletics, Tennis, Squash and American Football.

All scholars must be students and, depending on their level of qualification and experience, will fall into one of three tiers:

Senior Coaching Scholar

Qualified to either a Level 2 or 3 standard, dependent on the sport, with a minimum of a year’s experience of coaching at this level. Will lead sessions and will also provide mentoring to Assistant Coaching Scholars.

Senior Coaching Scholars with be paid £15 per hour and will receive a free coaching kit bundle.

Lead Coaching Scholar

Recently qualified to a Level 2 or 3 standard, but with less than a year’s coaching experience at this level. Will lead sessions but will not provide any mentoring of Assistant Coaching Scholars.

Lead Coaching Scholars with be paid £10 per hour and will receive a free coaching kit bundle.

Assistant Coaching Scholar

Qualified to a Level 1 standard, with previous experience of coaching at this level. Will assist with sessions under the guidance and supervision of Senior Coaching Scholars.

In return, Assistant Coaching Scholars will receive;

  • Honorarium £500
  • Funding available for Professional Development £250
  • Free Coaching Kit Bundle
  • Free Sports Membership

N.B Senior, Lead and Assistant coach kit bundles may differ.

Plus Icon Strength and Conditioning Interns

The strength and conditioning internship involves assisting the delivery of strength and conditioning sessions to focus sport teams, scholarship athletes and TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) athletes supported by the university.

In return, Strength and Conditioning Interns receive

  • Access to clubs, teams, players or athletes within the chosen sport as agreed by the Head S&C Coach.
  • Mentoring and support by the Head S&C Coach.
  • Free Sports Membership 
  • Free kit bundle. N.B Senior and junior interns kit bundles may differ.
  • Up to £250 towards a CPD course
  • An honorarium payment on completion of agreed coaching duties and responsibilities for the academic year/. N.B Bursary payment applicable to senior interns only.
Plus Icon Volunteering
Sports volunteering is a fantastic way to gain experience and learn new skills to support your academic learning. There are a variety of volunteering roles available within Sport and Active Lifestyles. If you are interested in any volunteering roles please contact craig.robinson@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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