Appointment of a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Physical Education

Appointment of a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Physical Education

Appointment of a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Physical Education

The schoolThe School of Sport and Service Management is one of the largestspecialists in its curriculum area within the UK. It’s academic expertise encompasses the spectrum of subject areas defined by REF Unit 26 and associated QAA benchmark statements. The school has a rich history of over 110 years with dynamic growth and curriculum development. From our foundation in 1898 we have one of the longest-standing physical education teacher training programmes in the UK and this course contributes to the university’s “outstanding” grade in initial teacher education. Our programmes in Sport, TourismHospitality, and Events have gained a significant reputation, both in the industry sector and among academics for the quality of applied research and the calibre of our graduates. We established one of the UK’s first Sport Sciences degrees in the 1980s, pioneered one of the first Leisure degree programmes in the 1990’s, and more recently the first specialist degree in Sport Journalism. Wherever available we seek external accreditation and currently carry awards from the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (course and laboratory awards), The Chartered Institute of Marketing, The UK Strength and Conditioning Association, Fédération Internationale de Médecine du Sport(FIMS), Institute for Travel and Meetings, National Council for Training of Journalists, and the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) for qualified teacher status. The school has around 1,500 undergraduate students.

Our research and graduate centre supports staff activity as well as co-ordinating a suite of masters degrees and in association with the university’s doctoral college, around 30 PhD students.

The school has approximately 80 lecturing and research staff supported by 40 administrative, technical and other support staff.


We offer courses in the following areas:

At undergraduate

International Event Management

International Event Management with Marketing

International Event Management with Sport

International Hospitality Management

International Hospitality Management with Marketing

International Tourism Management

International Tourism Management with Marketing

International Tourism Management with Travel Business

Physical Education

Physical Education (with qualified teacher status)

Retail Management

Retail Marketing

Sport Business Management

Sports Coaching

Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Exercise Science with PE

Sports Journalism

Sports Science

Sports Studies

Sport Studies with PE

At postgraduate

PGCE (Qualified teacher status) Physical Education

PGCE (Qualified teacher status) Dance

MSc degrees including:

Sport Business Management

Applied Exercise Physiology

Applied Sport Physiology,

International Event Management

International Hospitality Management

International Tourism Management

Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and International Development

Tourism and International Development

Some of the management degrees at undergraduate and masters level form part of our European consortium work. We lead this consortium and work with H.E. providers in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain.

Our school website provides full details about all our courses, our facilities, our research activity, and our news and events. Please visit our website at:

We are located in the pleasant surroundings of the Meads area in Eastbourne which has excellent schools, housing and leisure facilities, is adjacent to the sea and within a few minutes of the South Downs National Park. The university campus in Eastbourne includes the School of Sport & Service Management and the School of Health Professions. In addition we also deliver a number of courses and modules at our Hasting campus.


University facilities provide numerous teaching spaces, computer pool rooms, an extensive library, the Eastbourne campus doctoral college, a student services centre, Students’ Union offices and student residencies.

The school is housed in six main buildings on the Eastbourne campus, providing staff offices, teaching rooms and specialist facilities as follows:

Sport and Exercise Science

The sport and exercise science laboratories are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and have Reference Laboratory status from the International Sports Medicine Federation. The laboratory complex contains seven main laboratories and a seminar room. There is a range of equipment for measuring behavioural aspects human performance and extensively equipment for biomechanics, physiology, and biochemistry including two environmental chambers – one for hot/cold and one for altitude – and a developing range of motor skills/neuropsychology equipment including a whole body 3D immersion system. The school’s website includes photographs and a fuller description of the laboratories.

Sports Medicine

The laboratory complex also houses Sportswise, The Sussex Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, run in co-operation with the school which provides a physiotherapy service to students as well as running a commercial sports medicine service. The centre is headed by Professor Nick Webborn who was Chief Medical Officer for the London 2012 paralympic games and is a part-time member of academic staff in the school.

Sports Journalism

Sport Journalism has two specialist newsrooms providing numerous workstations and associated media and software facilities. The Sport Journalism staff and students produce their own webzine (see

Culinary art studio

The studio offers a creative and contemporary environment for learning and development. It includes a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, fine dining and café bar with interactive mood lighting, data projection, and PA system providing an outstanding opportunity to observe and record social interaction within a hospitality setting. The Culinary Arts Studio has been used for research into novel food service technologies, product launches, menu development, food and equipment demonstrations, wine tasting, contemporary meals, training, teambuilding, seminars and other culinary events. Of particular note has been the 2.8m Euros HOTPOT partnership project between Polytechnique La Salle Beauvais and the University of Brighton selected under the European Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Practical sports facilities

The school has access to a range of specialist sports facilities. These include a large sports hall, indoor swimming pool, two dance studios, two gymnasia, a fitness suite and a climbing wall. A recent investment of £750,000 refurbished a gymnasium into a strength and well-being centre, featuring a wide range of strength and conditioning equipment. Outdoors there is an artificial turf pitch and tennis courts. In Eastbourne there is an all-weather athletic track and grass pitches. There is a vibrant programme of activity across the wide range from competitive sport to healthy recreation with students, staff, external individual members, along with schools and sports clubs. We have strong links with the university’s Sport & Recreation provision and full details of the sports facilities and activity can be seen at

Research and Graduate Centre

Staff offices, graduate student space and an Apple MacLearning Technology Suite are clustered to form our School Research and Graduate Centre. The Centre supports all research activity in the school as well as the suite of masters courses. The centre houses our Professoriate, Research Fellows, and administrative support staff.


Partnerships are important in all areas of our work. We work closely with many public sector, sports and commercial organisations. We have strong relationships with numerous schools in the South East for our Physical Education and Dance work, part of the faculty-wide ITE partnerships with some 450 schools and colleges in the region. We have many external and overseas partnerships, including extensive links in Europe under the Erasmus scheme, as well as further afield in Canada, Malaysia and Japan. Of particular note are the European BA and MA featuring joint teaching, organisation and student mobility with partners across Europe.

To provide students with extended opportunities, the school has a very extensive programme of social engagement activities running across our entire provision and ranging in scope from links in the local town to the esteemed trans-national Football4Peace programme. In a typical year we have dozens of projects involving hundreds of students engaged in curricular, research, business and enrichment activities. The news section of our webpages gives examples of these activities.

Staff Development Opportunities

In accordance with the university’s Staff Development Policy, a wide range of development opportunities, which are continuously reviewed to meet new demands, are available to all staff. These include, computing short courses, management training, learning and teaching qualifications and research supervision.

Academic staff are encouraged to attend conferences where appropriate, and all staff are able to attend part-time courses at the Universities of Brighton and Sussex and City College Brighton and Hove for which application for fee waiver is available. We promote policies that encourage and support staff development in research and there is a range of very experienced staff to mentor every stage of an individual’s development.


The School of Sport and Service Management has a long-standing commitment to research excellence. The school has made a submission to all previous research assessment exercises and for REF2014 submitted 22 staff to UoA C26. The REF2014 result placed 78% of the School’s work at 3*/4* level and a national ranking of 14th out of 50 submissions to UoA C26..

The University of Brighton’s strategic plan identifies a continued increase in research activity and this is mirrored by the school. We have established a dedicated Research and Graduate Centre which provides the environment, culture and infrastructure necessary for research to flourish.

Many members of staff are active researchers at the forefront of their respective areas of specialisation. Our activity embraces the range of basic and applied research that falls within the REF Unit of assessment 26: Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism.

The school has an excellent track record of investment in both the research infrastructure and the development of research active staff. There are two main research groups in the school, SESAME (Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine) and CoSTALS (Centre for Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies).

The mission of the Centre for Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies (CoSTALS) at the University of Brighton is to encourage, support and help develop sustainable futures through economic regeneration, ecological sensitivity, cultural awareness and preservation through the creation and analysis of sporting and cultural events, through the implementation and evaluation of programmes in sport, tourism and leisure, and through conscious promotion of social justice, youth development and inclusivity within economically viable contexts. The group believes in research led action to generate global transformation for sustainable futures arguing that the tourism, sport and leisure, and cultural industries play vital roles in this process. There are a number of core units to deliver on this research, consultancy and economic engagement mission: Sport, tourism, Events and Venues Hospitality; Food and Retail Management; Sport, Tourism and Recreation For Peace-Building and Economic Sustainability; Tourism Policy, Practice and Performance; Bodies, Spaces and Places; Adventure Tourism, The Outdoors and Lifestyle; Sports Political Activism and Fan Cultures (PAFC); Sports Facilites and Inclusion.

The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine (SESAME) is a joint venture linking Life Sciences, Social Sciences and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, thus providing a single multidisciplinary research-based unit with a specific focus on sport, exercise, and health. SESAME comprises of three major research themes: (i) Sports Performance (with a particular focus on the elite athlete, anti-doping research and exercise in extreme environments; (ii) Exercise and Health (focus on physical activity health and wellbeing; healthy aging; and (iii) Sport and Exercise Medicine (focus on injury and illness surveillance; injury biomarkers; musculoskeletal injury. The area has received over £400,000 of capital investment in the last three years equipping it with state of the art facilities for research into human performance, in particular a genetics laboratory, two environmental chambers and a 3D immersion screen as well as a host of further equipment.

There is an established research support and development programme designed to assist active researchers and develop new researchers for the future including a sabbatical scheme, ECR and Rising Stars awards, conference support, research leadership development, and workshops on specific topics.

Economic engagement and impact

The school has a good record in translating research to the benefit of economic and social communities, and the taught curriculum. A business unit within the school supports consultancy, commercial partnerships, applied research, knowledge transfer, the commercial leasing of physical space, short course provision and activities benefiting the national or international community. In a typical year,the unit turns-over around £480,000 worth of Economic and Social Engagement (EASE) income. Recent projects include working with the Football Foundation, Albion in the Community, Council for Voluntary Services (3VA),East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, West Sussex Social Enterprise Network, The Travel Foundation, Balfour Beatty, UK BMX and The World Bank. Also within the EASE unit is a specialist Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy Unitprovides high quality support and services to elite athletes, corporate clients, the English Institute of Sport, educational organisations and members of the public(

The school has received 7 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) funded by the Technology Strategy Board and ESRC,4 of which have a retail focus including the retail activities of Rick and Jill Stein’s Company in Padstow, the Charity Shop/e Commerce capability of St Wilfrid’s Hospice in East Sussex, and the most recent award in 2016 to work with Source BMX in Hastings.

Job SharingThe University of Brighton welcomes job sharers. Job sharing is a way of working where two people share one full-time job, dividing the work, responsibilities, pay, holidays and other benefits between them proportionate to the hours each works, thereby increasing access to a wide range of jobs on a part-time basis.

Potential job sharers do not have to apply with a partner. However, if a post is to be operated as a job share there must be at least two suitable applicants who wish to share the job.

A job share appointment will only be made if it has been demonstrated that both shortlisted applicants can do the job to the required standards and within a working pattern of hours that is agreeable to all parties. If one applicant is unsuitable, neither can be appointed unless an alternative potential job sharer has been shortlisted.

When applying as a job sharer please indicate this at the top of page 3 on the application form. We will need to know if you are applying with a job share partner and the name of that person. Also if the post is full-time but open to job sharers it would be useful if you could indicate whether you would be interested in the post on a full-time basis if no suitable partner can be found. If you have indicated that you would be willing to take up the position on a full-time basis then the normal recruitment procedure will be followed.

If you are interested in appointment on a job share basis, please contact Human Resources for a copy of the university's policy, procedure and guidelines for job sharing. Alternatively staff in Human Resources will be happy to answer any queries you may have.

The Job

We are seeking an exceptional individual who can make a significant contribution to our range of teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as the school’s research agenda and economic and social engagement activities. Specifically we are seeking an experienced and versatile lecturer to teach and research in Sport Coaching and Physical Education related disciplines. The School is the largest H.E. provider of Physical Education teacher training in the country and the allied programmes in Sports Coaching and Physical Education both recruit well and are expanding. Practical sports modules are also popular as option choices on many of our other degrees. The successful candidate is expected to contribute predominantly to the University of Brighton’s BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching, BA (Hons) Physical Education and BA (Hons) Physical Education with QTS degrees. Students on these degrees experience variedpractical and theoretical modes of learning which are reflected in creative and innovativemethods of teaching and lecture delivery. Teaching of Games modules will feature.

The post holder would havethe flexibility todeliver on optional modules thatreflect areas of personal expertise and interest and the opportunity to contribute to postgraduate taught degrees and to supervise MPhil and PhD students if appropriately qualified. Administrative responsibilities will predominately be associated with the Sport Coaching or Physical Education degrees, although opportunities will also exist for wider involvement in work with the school and the University. The successful candidate will be a member of the School of Sport and Management and the position will be based on the Eastbourne campus of the university. Personal office facilities and the large majority of teaching will take place on this site and will be the main place of work on a day-to-day basis.