Level 3 Sports Massage Course (May & August 2015)

A reminder for those interested in gaining a sports massage qualification that is recognised nationally by a Government-approved awarding body (Vocational Training Charitable Trust, VTCT) – a 7-day course will be running at the University between May 26th-29th (4 days) and then August 24th-26th (3 days).

The content of this Level 3 qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a sports massage therapist. This includes the practical application of anatomical and physiologal knowledge, key elements of professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to provide sports massage treatments. Following successful completion of the course, the Level 3 sports massage therapist will be able to work safely and effectively on dysfunctional tissue in a range of context, to include, pre-event, post event, intra-event and for maintenance purposes. Indeed, those students who completed the course last year have since gained valuable experience working in a range of sporting environments, including mass participation ultra-endurance events and professional football clubs.

The cost of the course will be £600, with a deposit of £300 to paid by the end of April (one month before start date). As such, the course providers (Sporting Therapy) can facilitate instalments for those who can’t pay the full cost on immediately, so as to spread the cost across a further 3 x £100 payments for May, June and July.

If you are interested in attending this course then please get in touch with Danny Taylor (dtaylor@lincoln.ac.uk) to ask any further questions, register your details and to be updated with further information. Be aware that we already have students booked on the course and the number of places available may be limited, so the sooner you can get in touch the better.

University Football, Badminton & Netball Officer Positions

Sport at Lincoln are recruiting Higher Education Officers to be volunteer leaders whose role will be to help assist with the development of either Badminton, Netball or Football around the University (there’s one position in each sport). The successful candidates will also be required to also take lead the casual badminton, football or netball sessions. On average the role will take about four hours of voluntary work per week, but it’s flexible and will be fitted around the person’s studies.

This is a really good voluntary opportunity for anyone wanting to go into sports development work later on: the current HEOs have had the chance to attend national conferences and training days that have been paid for by the NGB: the Football Officer has been to St Georges park on a number of occasions and has also given a presentation to fellow University football officers at a recent national conference whilst the Badminton HEO has had her Badminton Level 1 paid for and officiated at the national BUCS Time Attack festival in February. The Netball Officer will have similar opportunities.

More details of the posts can be found on the SU Volunteer website:


Application deadlines:

Netball – 27th April

Badminton – 15th May

Football – 15th May

Sports Teacher for Summer School in Italy (Deadline: May 1st)

We have received the following details of this position from English Theatre of Europe. One of our students was employed in this role last year and really enjoyed the experience.

Please note that the deadline is soon: Friday 1st May.

Job title:  Sports teacher for summer school in Italy

Closing date:  01/05/15

Number of vacancies:  5

Salary:  Minimum wage approx 35-42.5hrs per week plus all food, drink and accommodation will be provided with a host family.  Payment is made at the end of the contract.

Accepted degree subjects:  teacher training and education; sports science / Sports development and coaching or equivalent

Location:  Italy – Tuscany

Working hours:  Varies depending on school – could change each week.  On average it is 9-4 Mon-Fri  & 9.30–12.30 Saturday but some start earlier and some later.  Some finish on a Friday.

Start date:  15th June – 11th July 2015.

Duration:  There may be the opportunity to work for just a couple of weeks, but we are mainly looking for people who can commit to the whole 4 weeks.

Job description

We are looking for native English-speaking sports teachers to support an English and drama summer school for one week in Tuscany.

You will be working with a small team of teachers, however you will be responsible for teaching classes of approximately 15-20 Italian primary or secondary students at a time, by yourself.  The emphasis of the week is on learning through fun activities. You will be required to help students work as a team. You will explain the rules of the games and names of pieces of equipment in English and encourage the pupils to learn the sporting terminology and speak in English throughout the session. Students can be boisterous and communication can be difficult.

All accommodation, food and drink will be provided by a host family.

Flights will be covered up to £100 in total.

A 2-3hr training session will be given prior to starting.

Tutors are required to hold a current first aid qualification.  If you do not have one but would like to accept the position we can arrange for you to attend a course.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Person requirements:  the role would suit a confident and outgoing individual who enjoys working with young people and has experience in controlling a class of pupils in a productive and engaging way. You must hold a DBS or be willing to get one.

Application email address:  info@englishtheatre.eu with Sports teacher application in the subject line and your current CV attached.  Please ensure your contact number is stated clearly.