Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Disability Sport Coordinator

United Kingdom

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Disability Sport Coordinator

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Administrative Services grade 5 from £27979 to £32982 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.

Job description

Full time and open ended

Loughborough University is seeking a dynamic, person-centred individual to support the delivery of our world-leading para and disability sport strategy. A passion for disability sport is at the heart of this role and therefore applicants with either direct or indirect lived experience of disability are strongly encouraged to apply. We are looking for an individual with strong empathy who will understand the barriers to participation for disabled people and be able to problem-solve creatively to identify ways to address this within a university context.

As a key member of the Development team, you will work collaboratively with colleagues and students to develop and shape specific opportunities and initiatives for disabled students to participate in sport and physical activity in an inclusive and integrated manner.

You will be passionate about, and have a strong understanding of, the positive role that sport can play for all people as well as helping to change attitudes towards disability.

Working pattern will normally be Monday-Friday; at peak times during University terms the role will include the need to work flexibly, including evening and weekend work. Please note that this role is not suitable for dynamic working.

Contact for informal enquiries: Matty Crackell, Sports Development Manager, [email protected] Tel: 07355 009879

Closing date for receipt of applications: 28 April 2024

Interview date: 10 May 2024

Further details can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification.

Loughborough University is committed to achieving equity and valuing diversity in all aspects of employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Disability Sport Coordinator


Loughborough University


United Kingdom


March 29, 2024

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April 28, 2024

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About the employer

The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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