Lecturer (Degree and PG Lead for Golf Coaching)

Job Details

  • Place of work: The PGA
  • Position: Lecturer (Degree and PG Lead for Golf Coaching)
  • Region: PGA National Training Academy
  • Date added: 27/08/2021
  • Closing Date: 22/09/2021

The Professional Golfers’ Association is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to develop and deliver golf coaching modules on the BSc (Hons) AGMS programme, BSc Professional Golf programmes and support the delivery of the FdSc and DipeHE, which run as part of our collaborative partnerships with the University of Birmingham and the University of Highlands and Islands.

The PGA is one of sports most recognisable and respected global organisations that has over 8,000 members working in over 80 countries around the world. We deliver industry and academic focused programmes for aspiring PGA Professionals and industry professionals and are proud collaborative partners with the University of Birmingham and the University of Highlands and Islands. The PGA’s unique and industry-leading programmes are the only education routes that lead to membership of the world’s oldest PGA.

The Lecturer (Degree & PG Lead for Golf Coaching) will be working with a dynamic academic team, delivering a range of modules on higher education programmes at degree level and above.

The successful candidate’s role would include:

  • Leading a range of coaching modules across our academic programmes.
  • Supporting the delivery of coaching elements of the PGA Member Education programme.
  • Preparing, delivering, evaluating the delivery of taught sessions.
  • Designing, producing, maintaining e-learning materials.
  • Designing, producing, marking and coordinating assessments.
  • Recruit, train, support and retain an appropriate workforce to include Tutors, Assessors, markers.
  • Working closely with industry experts, undertaking research to help ensure learning materials remain cutting-edge and that programmes continue to be ground-breaking.

Qualifications and experience that are essential for the role include: being educated to graduate level in a relevant subject area; sound knowledge of coaching methods, coaching process and coach development; sound knowledge of the technical, tactical, physical, mental, lifestyle elements as they are applied to golf coaching; experience in the design and development of learning materials; experience in the delivery, assessment and monitoring of qualifications; IT literate using a range of packages including MS Office. Desirable experience includes being PGA qualified; have a good appreciation of the roles of a PGA professional in golf, the work of The PGA and other partners organisations in golf; practical experience as an active coach/coaching process within sport; experience as a module leader or lecturer in further education; experience of e-learning production, using learning management systems.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience within a world-class organisation that delivers cutting-edge education. In addition to a competitive salary, the Association is offering membership of the PGA pension scheme along with a range of other non-contractual benefits and (after a qualifying period) membership of the private healthcare, group income protection and group life assurance schemes.

This is a permanent, full-time role working 35 hours per week. Based at The PGA National Training Academy, The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield with contracted hours being 9 am until 5 pm Monday to Friday. We strive to continually improve the working lives of all our people and the successful candidate will be invited to take part in our hybrid working trial which offers more flexibility in working hours and the opportunity to spend part of the week working remotely.

To apply please register your interest initially by requesting a job description for the role then forward your CV and a covering letter that clearly articulates how you meet the requirements of the role to Dawn Sales, HR/Health & Safety Advisor: email dawn.sales@pga.org.uk. Closing date for applications is 12 noon, 22 September 2021 interviews expected to take place 1 October 2021.

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