I have over 11 years of leadership experience in the sports industry, planning and implementing a wide range of successful events and projects. I am a sociable team player and have developed strong partnerships with GB athletes, corporate businesses, volunteers, and national governing bodies to deliver initiatives in support of the Olympic legacy. My roles in delivering these events have varied: from initiating event ideas, to managing the necessary administration such as putting together athletes’ schedules, managing databases and the financial budgets. I am also a successful fundraiser, having raised around £30,000 for athletes and schools over a 2 year period.
Since starting at GB Active 5 years ago, I have been organising multiple bootcamps. These regular training sessions have offered opportunities for GB athletes to bring their skills and inspiration to the community. Alongside the bootcamps, I have delivered more bespoke events, such as arranging kayaking experiences for the public with a world class kayaker, or bringing some inspiring sporting stories and athlete-delivered activities to over 100 people at a city bank’s wellbeing day. Before GB Active, I arranged workshops across the country bringing over 20 GB athletes to around 300 schools. I managed the logistical details of these events, mapping out travel and accommodation, and capturing data to efficiently analyse the feedback in order to adapt our services. I also liaised with government public health programmes, as Change For life, to ensure our messaging was aligned.
I currently volunteer with the England Touch Rugby Association, remotely coordinating sports development officers in the South East region of the UK. This has involved communicating closely with the six voluntary development officers on a regular basis to plan, assess and adapt strategic outlines on developing touch rugby in schools. During my time so far, I have extended the programme from secondary schools to primary schools by developing operational and training programmes for rugby workshops, competitions and events.
Over my career I have accumulated considerable insight into the workings of the sports industry and have developed detailed experience in the administrative functions of running successful events. I am really keen to apply these skills to a new role, supporting and being part of a sociable team on delivering projects, programmes or events.
I attach my resume for your consideration. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the role further and how my skills can help.
Qualifications University of East Anglia, 02/2016-02/2018 MSc Physiotherapy University of Hull, 09/2011-07/2014, BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation: 2.1 Sir John Lawes School & Sixth Form, Harpenden, Hertfordshire A Level: Psychology (B), PE (B), General Studies (B) AS Level: Biology (D) Chemistry (E) GCSE’s: English Literature (B), English Language (B), Mathematics (A), Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Physics (A), Geography (B), RS (A*), Art (B), PE (A), French (C), ICT Double Award (DD)
Relevant Certificates Tennis: LTA Level 3 Licensed Tennis Coach LTA Referee Course Cardio Tennis Competition Organisers Course Modern Tennis International: Phase MT1, MT2 and MT3 LTA Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Safeguarding & Protecting Children Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
Other Sports: Sports Leaders Award Level 1 Handball Coach
Watersports: Royal Yacht Association Sailing Stage 4 Seamanship Skills Competent Crew Royal Yacht Association Stage 2 Windsurfing
Other: Driving License and Car Owner DBS Certificate BSC Level 1 Health & Safety at Work
Employment 01/2015 – 12/2015. Development Coach at Nigel Willard Tennis and MK Inclusive. I coach children and adults at several venues across Milton Keynes. With my focus on inclusion, those from under-represented socioeconomic backgrounds are funded to widen participation. As a highly qualified and experienced coach, I can easily adapt to suit all players needs; including the visually impaired.
09/2014 – 12/2015. Band 4 Physiotherapy Technician at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Based in MSK Outpatients with experience in orthopaedics and hydrotherapy, I clinically assess and implement and progress treatment programmes for individuals as well as groups. Within my role I have treated patients with musculoskeletal conditions, neurological disorders, respiratory diseases, vestibular disorders and women’s health. I participate in in-service training, audits and develop the service through governance as well as managing and mentoring physiotherapy assistants.
03/2013 – 07/2014. South Hunsley Tennis Academy and Cherry Burton Tennis Club. I organised several weekly groups at a school and a tennis club and worked within a smaller group of coaches. I am a highly motivated coach with a drive to inspire and motivate others.
08/2012 – 03/2013. Tennis Coach at David Lloyds. Whilst building a rapport with players through coaching sessions, I motivate players to participate in competitions which are important for a child's physical, emotional and mental development.
01/2007 – current. Tennis Coach at Harpenden Lawn Tennis Club in Hertfordshire. My main role was within the mini tennis programme, coaching children of all ages, skill level, including those with learning difficulties. Following completion of a Competition Organisers Course, I organised match play on a weekly basis. Due to my positive attitude and contribution as a coach, player and social member at Harpenden Lawn Tennis Club, I was awarded the Vice Presidents Award.
Experience 07/2014 – 02/2015. The Hertfordshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre. • Assist physiotherapists and personal trainers in the clinic, gym or home setting • Practical experience with various neurological conditions, primarily MS or stroke patients. • Carrying out stretches, exercises and experience of other treatments such as Hyperbaric Oxygen and complimentary therapies. 09/2012 –09/2014. Women’s Captain of Hull University Tennis Club • Attended regular committee meetings and AGM’s • Organised training, fitness sessions and matches, demonstrating my leadership skills • Competed whilst managing the team to win the conference cup and was awarded half colours 08/2012 – 05/2014. Over 1000 hours fieldwork placement including: • New Zealand Kiwis - working closely alongside physiotherapists in treating the international athletes as part of a larger medical team (2013 Rugby League World Cup) • Hull Kingston Rovers (2013-2014) • Events: assisting BUPA at The Great North Run (2012 & 2013) and The British Allam Squash Open (2013 & 2014) • Various physiotherapy clinics in Hertfordshire and Yorkshire.
References - Available on request