Access development programmes, volunteering, and bursaries with our award-winning sport coaching and leadership opportunities.
St Mary’s offers a range of high-quality opportunities for students to develop their transferable skills through sport, health, and wellbeing. This was highlighted in 2018 by winning the BUCS Workforce Programme of the Year award.
Our coaching opportunities range from children’s coaching on our SIMMSport programmes to peer coaching in both our recreational and club sports.
Through our bursary programme you are able to receive funding for different sports coaching qualifications which is a great way to develop transferable skills or create a career path in coaching.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- SIMMSActive Coordinator (Voluntary / Placement Hours)
- Sports Marketing Coordinator (Voluntary / Placement Hours)
- 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 email@example.com.
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.