Full Time Primary PE Coach, Synergy Sports Coaching

Synergy Sports Coaching are a local provider of PE / sports provision within the sports education market, delivering their services to many of Lincolnshire’s primary schools. They are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and highly qualified individuals to become part of their successful team of sports specialists. Potential candidates will be able to demonstrate delivery of high quality National Curriculum PE lessons for key stages 1 and 2, while also having the ability to provide schools with support regarding their extra curriculum provision. The aim being simple, to improve the quality and quantity of participation within each primary school that engages with Synergy Sports Coaching.

Please note this is a full time position and therefore only appropriate for current year 3 students. Synergy will be looking to recruit some further casual coaches (suitable for year 1 & 2 students) in the near future.

Primary PE Specialist

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience

Start Date: Summer 2014

Any potential candidate much satisfy the following MINIMUM criteria in order to be considered for the roles:

* Possess a National Governing Body level 2 qualification or hold a degree with links to Sports coaching / Teaching P.E

* Have some experience of delivering PE within a primary school setting or experience in a sports coaching setting within schools

* Possess good communication and organisational skills

* Possess a full UK driving licence and have access to transport in order to carry out the duties of the role

* Be able to demonstrate the delivery of high quality PE / school sport activities

* Hold a clear DBS certificate (Before starting any role, individuals would be asked to complete a company DBS check)

* Have the ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge / understanding of effective pupil behaviour management


Any individuals interested should contact Synergy at info@synergysportscoaching.co.uk with their CV and covering letter.

Student Engagement Research/Project Assistants (Deadline 7 April)

The Student Engagement Team are looking to recruit two of our current students to work with us part-time over the next year as our workload grows. The Student Engagement Team primarily supports staff across the University to improve the quality of what they do by working in partnership with students. We also coordinate some of the University’s student surveys and pilot innovative ways of getting students involved across departments, like being on interview panels for new staff.

These new Research & Projects Assistant posts (we have two available) will provide the Student Engagement Team (currently 3 people, soon to be 4 + these 2 roles) with administrative support and will be directly involved in researching the views and practice of our staff and students. The roles will have an interesting mix of desk based analysis and people-facing interaction in them and we can play to the strengths of the successful candidates.

As a team made up of Lincoln graduates, we know the pressures of student life and can be flexible around teaching and other commitments. The hours equate to one day per week in term time (which can be worked across several days in small chunks if needed) plus we have extra hours we can use during busier parts of the year.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter – outlining how you meet the criteria in the person specification and what you could bring to the team – to dderricott@lincoln.ac.uk by 9:00am on Monday 7th April 2014.

If you have any questions about the role, you can email Dan Derricott, Student Engagement Officer: dderricott@lincoln.ac.uk

You can download the full job description and person specification here.

Vacancy: Manager, Nettleham Ladies FC

There is a vacancy for “manager” of Nettleham Ladies F.C. for next season.

Nettleham are in the East Midlands Women’s Premier League placed 2nd, and in the final of the Lincolnshire County Cup (as holders) and S/F still of the League Cup.

Candidates will be interviewed for the post by the outgoing manager, Paul Durrands.  He is looking for candidates to possess experience in this area who have FA level 2 coaching badges and above (although coaching badges are required it is not deemed essential as “experience” can balance this out).

Anybody interested in this position and who believes they have the experience needed to manage the club in taking them forward can apply by contacting Paul Durrands using the below details. Please attach a current CV with your email.

Paul Durrands (current Nettleham Ladies FC manager) – Tel: 07706661906 or e-mail:  paul.durrands@invictavibrators.co.uk.

“Equity in Your Coaching” (April 2nd) – Discounted Workshop Fee

Any student joining the Lincolnshire Coach and Instructor Network – a free resource/network for all coaches and instructors that live or work in Lincolnshire – is eligible for a discounted price of £30 for the  Equity in Your Coaching workshop to be run by Lincolnshire Sport on Wednesday 2nd April. The session will be from 6.30pm to 9.30pm in the Coach Education Suite.

Course numbers need to be finalised very soon so please email impresslincoln@gmail.com as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme: Summer Bursary

The UROS scheme provides bursaries for University of Lincoln undergraduates to work as research assistants during the summer.


One potential project for this summer is described below; please contact Mark Smith to discuss the opportunity further. (Third year students are not eligible for the scheme, unfortunately.)

“The School of Sport and Exercise Science and School of Computer Sciences are currently planning to undertake a research study to examine the role physical activity plays on our microvascular geometry within the retina. We would be looking for a research assistant to run a six-week exercise programme that would require the management of 10 participants through 18 30-minute treadmill sessions. There will also be a requirement to collect the observations and present the findings back to the research team in order for these to be integrated within the research study. Following formal training provided by the research team, you will be expected to undertake this independently and manage each exercise training session safely and effectively. You must be willing to show flexibility and be highly motivated, taking on the responsibility to organising and booking in exercise sessions with each participant. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved within a novel research study across Colleges, with the chance of gaining first-hand experience of undertaking an exercise intervention strategy with sedentary individuals.”

If you require further information or assistance in developing a UROS application please contact Dr Mark F Smith (mfsmith@lincoln.ac.uk).