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The Royal Automobile Club

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The Royal Automobile Club has a unique place in British and World Squash. Over the past 100 years, the Club has hosted numerous iconic events and competitions. That legacy, founded by our pioneering forbears, remains very much alive today in an energy and passion seen in our staff and members. We are looking for a passionate and vibrant individual to fill the role of Head Squash Professional; to lead and inspire a highly competent team and dedicated and passionate membership.  

The successful candidate will need to share our ambition to be the most successful amateur Squash Club in the UK.  In return, the Club provides a very competitive package, excellent working environment, iconic facilities and a commitment to invest in the development of our team.

Based predominantly in Pall Mall with at least 1 day a week in Epsom, this role requires an element of on-court squash coaching to members, and the oversight of 3 Squash Professionals.

Role responsibilities include:

Overall responsibility for the day to day management of squash at Pall Mall and Woodcote Park.
To take personal responsibility for the overall standards of service across Squash.
To support, liaise and work actively and effectively with the Squash Chair, the Cedars Sports Chair and the various Committee members.
Organise the Club’s representation in the Premier Squash League (PSL) competition.
Create and implement an impactful strategy for enhanced junior squash participation that sits alongside the wider junior activity programme centred around the Walled Garden.
Design, propose and implement programmes which will increase utilisation of squash activities at the Club, in particular - junior squash, the coaching offering and further development of leagues, competitions and tournaments.
To work with the Sports & Wellbeing Manager in the development of squash facilities
Lead and manage a team of 3 to successfully promote and market squash services, including weekly programme, leagues and tournaments through effective member communication and social interaction

Our Ideal Candidate:

Demonstrable track record within the squash industry and in-depth experience of running a squash programme
Previous experience of managing a team of squash staff, with performance management, coaching and mentoring skills
Minimum level 2 Squash Coaching Qualification – ideally level 3
Exceptional and intricate planning and organisation skills
Results orientated, who is business-minded, decisive, plans and prioritises
Strong communication skills and the ability to manage complex stakeholder management
National-standard squash player
Willing and able to lead teams and deliver change - able to influence and motivate
Logical thinker focused and passionate
Positive attitude, integrity, inspires trust, and empowers the team
Pays attention to detail, uses initiative, confident and prepared to challenge

Benefits include: (after qualifying period)

Employer paid health cash plan
Generous pension scheme
Life assurance
European RAC Cover
Perkbox discount scheme
Interest free season ticket loan

Interviews will panel based and 2 stages, dates to be confirmed.

The Royal Automobile Club embodies both the rich history of British motoring and the best tradition of private members’ clubs - prestigious yet always welcoming. Here at our clubhouses, we are passionate about pioneering ever-higher standards of dining, accommodation and sporting facilities.

Most importantly, you will share our values. We combine a passion for our heritage with a desire to achieve new levels of excellence. We aim to exceed expectations, treat each other with respect and ensure mutual trust is at the core of everything we do. If you can live these values, you’ll see your efforts recognised and your potential nurtured in an organisation that’s full of individuals who have come up through the ranks, learned new skills or taken their careers in surprising new directions.

Due to the current climate the Club will only be contacting candidates we wish to progress to the next stage.

Requirements

The Royal Automobile Club has a unique place in British and World Squash. Over the past 100 years, the Club has hosted numerous iconic events and competitions. That legacy, founded by our pioneering forbears, remains very much alive today in an energy and passion seen in our staff and members. We are looking for a passionate and vibrant individual to fill the role of Head Squash Professional; to lead and inspire a highly competent team and dedicated and passionate membership.  

The successful candidate will need to share our ambition to be the most successful amateur Squash Club in the UK.  In return, the Club provides a very competitive package, excellent working environment, iconic facilities and a commitment to invest in the development of our team.

Based predominantly in Pall Mall with at least 1 day a week in Epsom, this role requires an element of on-court squash coaching to members, and the oversight of 3 Squash Professionals.

Job type
Full-time
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Recreation & Leisure
Languages
English
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract
Indefinite
Pay range
Competitive plus benefits

The Royal Automobile Club

The Royal Automobile Club is one of the world’s foremost private members’ clubs. Offering first-class facilities across two distinctly different clubhouses, it was built on the foundation of being the United Kingdom’s oldest motoring organisation.

We are here to celebrate and inspire progress. If you are looking for recognition for your skills and the chance to explore your full potential, you have come to the right place.
This is no ordinary private members’ club.

Join our teams at London’s Pall Mall clubhouse or the rolling countryside of Woodcote Park in Epsom. You might find yourself helping to squeeze a Bugatti Veyron through Pall Mall’s famous revolving doors or dodging a LeMans-winning Porsche as it blasts past one of two golf courses at Woodcote Park.

Our Values:
We are one club, with one team, seeking to achieve one standard of excellence across two clubhouses. All this passion can be summed up in the word HEART; Heritage, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Trust. These are the values that flow through our veins. More importantly, they are the values we will expect you to live by.

Heritage
Did you know Sir Winston Churchill particularly enjoyed the swimming pool at Pall Mall, with its mosaic columns, white Sicilian marble walls and bronze balconies? Whatever our role at the Club, we all share in conserving its heritage – motoring, social, sporting and architectural – carrying on its remarkable traditions while using the past to enliven and inspire the present.

Excellence
Excellence is something we strive for every day. It is the next five minutes. It is a television remote precisely placed on a bedside table, a cup of tea delivered without delay and the courtesy of your undivided attention. Focus and devotion to detail are paramount. Moment to moment, your commitment to excellence makes all the difference and creates memories which last a lifetime.

Accountability
We pride ourselves on our team approach, with all of us performing our own important part. This means accepting personal responsibility for exceeding members’ expectations, taking ownership of our work, acting with integrity and admitting and learning from our mistakes. It also means putting team achievement above personal goals – safe in the knowledge that the team will look after you.

Respect
The Club has always enjoyed a reputation for mutual tolerance and consideration. Respect is our watchword. It is listening properly to members and colleagues alike, treating them with professional courtesy at all times. It is understanding the importance of rules, boundaries and timekeeping, while retaining the flexibility to acknowledge other people’s expertise or extra input.

Trust
Every role is a position of trust. You are entrusted with protecting and furthering our proud tradition. You are entrusted with representing the Club and all its values. You are entrusted with developing yourself and your team. This level of trust has to be earned; by doing what you say you’ll do, acting fairly, keeping confidences, providing honest feedback and positively receiving feedback.

If you can live these values, you will see your efforts recognised. Your potential will be nurtured in an organisation full of individuals who have come up through the ranks, learned new skills or taken their careers in a surprising direction.

Pall Mall:
The Pall Mall clubhouse, set in the heart of the St James’s area of London, provides a welcoming sanctuary from the bustle of the capital city. It runs a premium choice of restaurants and bars, a unique range of accommodation, private dining and sporting facilities, as well one of the finest swimming pools in London.

Woodcote Park:
The Woodcote Park clubhouse and estate is set in 350 acres of scenic Surrey Downs countryside. The clubhouse features two 18-hole golf courses, four squash courts, six floodlit tennis courts, a modern gym, an indoor swimming pool, treatment rooms, restaurants, bars and accommodation.

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