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Sport coaching and leadership

St Mary’s University deliver an award-winning development programme for students.

St Mary’s offers a range of high-quality opportunities for students to develop their transferable skills through sport, health & wellbeing. This was highlighted in 2018 by winning the BUCS Workforce Programme of the Year award.

Research has shown that graduate employers identify a clear link between involvement in university sport and the skills that are of the highest value to their organisations. The research also found that those who engaged with sport at university earn an average of £5,824 per annum more than those who did not.
Read the Impact of Engagement in Sport on Graduate Employability...


SIMMSport coaching

SIMMSport is our flagship children's sports programme, delivering over 25 weekly coaching sessions on campus to children aged 5-12. 

Roles are available to students irrespective of their previous experience, with paid coaching roles available for those students with the relevant qualifications and experience. 

Roles available within our SIMMSport programme: 

If you’re interested in any of the positions detailed above, please click on the role title above for further information on how to apply. If you’d like to get involved in any other capacity or if you have any questions, please email simon.jackson@stmarys.ac.uk


SIMMSactive

SIMMSactive is our recreational activity programme that delivers inclusive and enjoyable weekly sessions to the student body, as well as hosts key annual events such as ‘Simmie Girls Can’. 

Student leadership is an important part of the programme, and we are currently recruiting for the following positions. 

  • Sports Events Coordinator
  • Sports Marketing Coordinator 
  • SIMMSactive Activators
  • No Ordinary Sport Activator

Our incredible student activators oversee the delivery of our weekly sessions, If you’re interested in any of the positions detailed above, please click on the role title above for further information on how to apply. If you’d like to get involved in any other capacity or if you have any questions, please email simon.jackson@stmarys.ac.uk


Coaching bursary

Development opportunities for individuals are central to the sporting offer at St Mary's and we have a vast array of opportunities for students to gain qualifications and experience whilst enhancing their employability.

Throughout the year, bursaries of up to £300 are available to students for coaching, refereeing and other sporting qualifications. The scheme provides funding to students in return for deployment within the St Mary's programmes or in the community.

For more information, please visit our coaching bursary page.


Coaching Scholarship

Our Coaching Scholarship is in place to help those students of higher coaching ability that are looking to develop and enhance their coaching skills. 

This programme can provide a range of support including funding towards further development, regular meetings with the Sports Development Team, and mentoring to a select group of individuals. 

Typically, we are looking for coaches working towards a UKCC level 3 or equivalent. For more information about the programme, or to express an interest, please email simon.jackson@stmarys.ac.uk