Head of Para Sport

  • Loughborough
  • 27th January 2019

Employer: Loughborough University
Reference: REQ181033
Salary: from £51,630 to £58,089
Contract: Permanent


Sports Development Centre 

Loughborough University are seeking a highly experienced individual to drive an exciting new para sport agenda across the university and on the national stage. This role will be responsible for defining Loughborough University’s strategic direction for Para Sport, and developing its Para Sport offer. 

We want to build on our reputation as the Number 1 Sporting University in all areas including Para Sport. This role is focused on creating and driving forward an exciting new vision for Para Sport, by developing a new disability sport offer for the University and influencing stakeholders at a local and national level. 

The successful post holder will be required to: 

  • Develop a clear concept of what disability sport means, and how the university addresses itself to that concept 
  • Provide a clear vision of the strategic direction required for Loughborough University over the next ten years for disability sport 
  • Convene a Disability Sport Working Group to bring together a range of people from across the University to influence strategic priorities, review progress and plan programmes of activity
  • Ensure the maximisation of the university’s access and participation plan obligations, especially through purposeful engagement with disabled young people who are considering a university application
  • Work with University academics to ensure that Loughborough university is at the forefront of Para sport research 
  • Contribute to the World class vision for sport at Loughborough. 

Flexibility around hours and secondment opportunities will be considered, and a competitive salary package can be offered for the right candidate.

For informal enquiries please contact John Steele, Executive Director of Sport by email on J.D.Steele@lboro.ac.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 27th January 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 14th February and Friday 15th February. Please note: This will be a 2 day recruitment process with an overnight stay, and will include an assessment centre and panel interview. 

To apply please complete the online application form by following this link.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



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