Head Squash Professional

Pall Mall, London

Location
Pall Mall, London
Contract Type
Full time - Permanent
Salary
Package circa £52,000 inclusive of benefits and commission
Closing date
21 July 2020

The Royal Automobile Club has a unique place in British and World Squash. Over the past 100 years, the Club has hosted numerous iconic events and competitions. That legacy, founded by our pioneering forbears, remains very much alive today in an energy and passion seen in our staff and members. We are looking for a passionate and vibrant individual to fill the role of Head Squash Professional; to lead and inspire a highly competent team and dedicated and passionate membership.  

The successful candidate will need to share our ambition to be the most successful amateur Squash Club in the UK.  In return, the Club provides a very competitive package, excellent working environment, iconic facilities and a commitment to invest in the development of our team.

Based predominantly in Pall Mall with at least 1 day a week in Epsom, this role requires an element of on-court squash coaching to members, and the oversight of 3 Squash Professionals.

Role responsibilities include:

Overall responsibility for the day to day management of squash at Pall Mall and Woodcote Park.
To take personal responsibility for the overall standards of service across Squash.
To support, liaise and work actively and effectively with the Squash Chair, the Cedars Sports Chair and the various Committee members.
Organise the Club’s representation in the Premier Squash League (PSL) competition.
Create and implement an impactful strategy for enhanced junior squash participation that sits alongside the wider junior activity programme centred around the Walled Garden.
Design, propose and implement programmes which will increase utilisation of squash activities at the Club, in particular - junior squash, the coaching offering and further development of leagues, competitions and tournaments.
To work with the Sports & Wellbeing Manager in the development of squash facilities
Lead and manage a team of 3 to successfully promote and market squash services, including weekly programme, leagues and tournaments through effective member communication and social interaction

Our Ideal Candidate:

Demonstrable track record within the squash industry and in-depth experience of running a squash programme
Previous experience of managing a team of squash staff, with performance management, coaching and mentoring skills
Minimum level 2 Squash Coaching Qualification – ideally level 3
Exceptional and intricate planning and organisation skills
Results orientated, who is business-minded, decisive, plans and prioritises
Strong communication skills and the ability to manage complex stakeholder management
National-standard squash player
Willing and able to lead teams and deliver change - able to influence and motivate
Logical thinker focused and passionate
Positive attitude, integrity, inspires trust, and empowers the team
Pays attention to detail, uses initiative, confident and prepared to challenge

Benefits include: (after qualifying period)

Employer paid health cash plan
Generous pension scheme
Life assurance
European RAC Cover
Perkbox discount scheme
Interest free season ticket loan

Interviews will panel based and 2 stages, dates to be confirmed.

The Royal Automobile Club embodies both the rich history of British motoring and the best tradition of private members’ clubs - prestigious yet always welcoming. Here at our clubhouses, we are passionate about pioneering ever-higher standards of dining, accommodation and sporting facilities.

Most importantly, you will share our values. We combine a passion for our heritage with a desire to achieve new levels of excellence. We aim to exceed expectations, treat each other with respect and ensure mutual trust is at the core of everything we do. If you can live these values, you’ll see your efforts recognised and your potential nurtured in an organisation that’s full of individuals who have come up through the ranks, learned new skills or taken their careers in surprising new directions.

Due to the current climate the Club will only be contacting candidates we wish to progress to the next stage.

Location
Pall Mall, London
Contract Type
Full time - Permanent
Salary
Package circa £52,000 inclusive of benefits and commission
Closing date
21 July 2020