Vacancies at England Golf, incl S&C Coach and Development Officer

A number of vacancies are currently available at England Golf:

County Development Officer (Hampshire) – England Golf
Regional Strength & Conditioning Coach (East Region) – England Golf  
Senior Regional Manager (South East) – England Golf
Girls Lead Coach – England Golf

Deadlines are as early as July 31st!

Student Editor Needed: The Health Benefits of Honey

A local honey producer – E M Key & Son Ltd from Sleaford – are looking for a student to write a piece on the health benefits of honey. The company would be very happy to walk you through the production process, and this would be a great chance to explore a nutritional topic with a producer committed to local relationships.

If you might be interested in this opportunity, please contact Sandy Willmott in the first instance.



Applied Sport Science Bursaries for MSc Sport Science students

Update 27/7/15: Please note the extended deadline for applications.

Who are the bursaries for?

The School of Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln is very active in providing sport science support to local and national organisations and individuals, taking advantage of the Human Performance Centre’s state-of-the-art laboratories and strength and conditioning facilities. The School’s students are encouraged to become involved in the delivery of this support in order to gain the skills and experience that are crucial for successfully pursuing a career in applied sport science. Due to the rapid expansion of the School’s external consultancy activities, the opportunity has arisen for selected MSc Sport Science students to receive a bursary while building a diverse portfolio of applied work in disciplines that might include sports psychology, physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, nutrition and/or performance analysis.

Up to three Applied Sport Science Bursaries will be offered to exceptional students enrolling on the MSc Sport Science for the first time in the 2015/16 academic year.

What will the role involve?

Bursary recipients will contribute to, and at times possibly lead, the delivery of applied consultancy with external groups and laboratory support within the Human Performance Centre. The precise roles will depend upon the recipient’s area(s) of expertise and the particular opportunities that arise during the academic year, but sports that the School’s staff and students have supported this year have included kayaking, figure skating, triathlon, football, cycling, running, canoeing, golf, hockey, table tennis, netball and multisports.

Bursary value

£1,500, to be paid in three instalments over the course of the year. The bursary may be held alongside any other scholarships that the student would be eligible for.

How to apply

Applications are now open. Please email a one-page cover letter and CV (max two pages) to Dr Sandy Willmott at the address below by the close of day on August 14th 2015. Short-listed candidates may be asked to attend a subsequent interview in person or via Skype.

Please note: applicants must also have applied to the MSc Sport Science by the submission deadline. 


If you have any questions about the bursary, or would like to know more about the MSc Sport Science or the applied sport science activities being undertaken by the School of Sport & Exercise Science, please contact Dr Sandy Willmott at or 01522 886651.

Undergraduate Mentors for Year 11 Students (Deadline: 20th July)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for University of Lincoln undergraduate students who are interested in a future career in teaching and/or in gaining work experience with young people. The School of Education are looking to employ 50 undergraduates, for one academic year, who are able to work for an hour a week as 1-2-1 mentors for Year 11 students in local secondary schools. The mentoring is part of an innovative project aimed at pairing undergraduates with Year 11 students to tutor and support them during their final year of studying the sciences at GCSE.

As a prospective mentor you would need to be a good communicator, a keen listener and be able to teach the science subject content at GCSE level. This position is suitable for an undergraduate who will be embarking on their second/third year in the academic year 2015 to 2016.

Salary: £8 per hour plus expenses

Deadline: July 20th 2015

More details of the role and the application process are available here: RIF Project Vacancy Form . If you have any questions, please contact the project lead, Dr Rachael Sharpe.

Kings Foundation Graduate Programme (Deadline: 31st July)

Kings Foundation are an international charity “working to help children reach their potential through sport”. They are offering the opportunity for young people to be part of their graduate programme, with four vacancies for their October 2015 to August 2016 programme.

They provide activity camps for children (Kings Camps), employment opportunities for young people (Kings Recruit), professional services to the leisure industry (Kings Active) and training and resources for volunteers (Kings Volunteer).  As a non-profit organisation dedicated to the development of children and young people, they have worked with and provided opportunities for thousands of young people since 1991.

The graduate programme offers office-based work in aspects of Sports, Leisure and Childcare Management at their head office in Sheffield, UK.  It provides young people with the opportunity for work experience and development within a professional environment.  The graduate role will include experience in Recruitment, Sales & Marketing, Operational Delivery, Finance & Accounts, Procurement and Programme Delivery.

A number of graduates from the School of Sport & Exercise Science have been employed by the Kings Foundation over the last few years.

Application deadline: 31st July 2015

Full details on the programme and how to apply: Graduate Programme