We're looking for Wimbledon Junior Tennis Programme Manager to join our Raynes Park team.This role is based at The All England Lawn Tennis Club Community Tennis Centre, Raynes Park.
What you will be doing
The Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI)
End to end management of the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI) which delivers free tennis coaching through school visits and weekend coaching sessions to children and young people in the London Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.
Work closely with the Community Head Coach and Wimbledon Foundation team to agree an annual delivery plan and budget.
Organise and book the schedules of all strands of the WJTI including:- school visits, outreach programmes, weekend coaching sessions, performance sessions and events and tournaments
Lead on the development and delivery of events including mini tennis festivals, parent tours and WJTI/community tournaments including scheduling and managing bookings, communications pre- and post- event and organising prizes and certificates.
Work with colleagues to develop and maintain positive working relationships with key external stakeholders including schools, Merton Council, Wandsworth Council, Public Health, the Merton School Sports Partnership, Enable and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
Respond to verbal and written enquiries from WJTI coaches, schools, parents, players and local authorities, and manage the WJTI inbox, within agreed service standards and guidelines.
Pro-active collaboration with internal stakeholders to increase WJTI connectivity with the Club with activations and events ensuring Club facilities are agreed and scheduled across all venues.
Manage, track, record and communicate WJTI data including registers and records of attendance, collating information on player demographics, experiences and progress and record on relevant systems.
Work closely with the Wimbledon Foundation team to share data, track delivery against objectives and key results, maintain oversight of the budget allocation and compile engaging, informative reports on the WJTI outcomes for Committee and Board meetings.
- Proactive collaboration and engagement with the Wimbledon Foundation Communications & Events Lead to agree and deliver an annual communications plan promoting the WJTI and its impact in the local community.
- Provide up to date, engaging content for the WJTI pages of the Wimbledon website to ensure an accurate presentation of the programme.
- Manage the WJTI website and liaise closely with the Operations Manager to develop the relationship with FSI / Clubspark.
- Work with AELTC colleagues to capture WJTI qualitative content including photography, filming and case stories and quotes from schools, teachers, parents and players – within agreed guidelines.
- Maintain health, safety and security in the workplace and comply with all company procedures and guidelines, including manual handling procedures.
- Provide support on specific projects that require administrative support including other duties within the scope of the role as may be required.
- Requirement to comply with the Club’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines.
What part your role will play in The Championships
- In 2024 the Community Tennis Centre will be an official practice venue for The Championships. Your role will including working with internal and external stakeholders to plan and execute the delivery of events pre-, post- and during The Championships.
- Proven experience, and enthusiasm, for end-to-end management of community programmes – using sport to develop young people’s skills.
- Professional and diplomatic with excellent interpersonal, networking and influencing skills; able to build and maintain effective working relationships and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders – internal and external including young people, Member organisations, local authorities, sport, charities, education.
- Strong analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills with the ability to be accountable, work independently and meet deadlines.
- Strong Technology skills: Microsoft Office suite to intermediate level with strong report writing and presentation skills.
- Experience using Customer Relationship Management or Membership Management software packages e.g. Clubspark, Upshot.
- Experience of working in a ‘committee led’ organisation with a positive, flexible, solution orientated approach.
- Interest in tennis.
- Normal working hours are 35 hours/week from Monday to Sunday – with an average two days off in every seven. The working hours and days will include a rota with a requirement to work evenings and weekends to reflect the requirements of the WJTI programme and the Community Tennis Centre which is operational 7 days per week.
- You will be expected to be flexible with regard to the days and hours you work so as to meet the needs of the business.
- You may be required to work extended hours/days before and during The Championships (at least a 12-hour day)
- The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited (AELTC) organises and stages The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, widely regarded as the world’s premier tennis tournament and is home to one of the world’s most prestigious tennis clubs.
- Our business has grown in recent years and we expect that success to continue. We have plans to further improve our facilities and invest in our people in future years. Our success is important to us and we are guided by our key values of Heritage, Integrity, Respect and Excellence.
- The WJTI is a Wimbledon Foundation supported programme, the official charity of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships. This flagship philanthropic programme visits primary schools in Merton and Wandsworth and delivers free tennis sessions to children. Over the last 20 years the programme has delivered tennis to over 250,000 children. Players selected from school visits are then invited to weekend sessions of free coaching until the age of 18. The programme spans the mini tennis framework from red ball (age 4/5) to senior yellow ball (age 17/18) and caters from players playing socially to those competing in tournaments. Older players are encouraged to give back to the programme with their time and offer their expertise to younger players. The Club offers coaching qualifications to those hoping to assist with the programme on a regular basis.
- The All England Community Tennis Centre, Raynes Park site is open 7 days/week and hosts school bookings, team bookings as well as individual sport bookings and we anticipate the role may include working at other locations.
The working hours and days will include a rota with a requirement to work evenings and weekends to reflect the requirements of the WJTI programme and the Community Tennis Centre which is operational 7 days per week.
The role will require full DBS clearance and annual subscription to the Update Service and the results of DBS disclosures must be satisfactory to the organisation.
For further details, please see the link to The All England Lawn Tennis Club Community Tennis Centre below.