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Disability Development Partner

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)
  • Salary: Circa £30,000 plus excellent benefits including a company car
  • Closing Date: 27 June 2019 | Coaching & Sports Development

Disability Development Partner

Salary: Circa £30,000 plus excellent benefits including a company car

Location: This is a mobile role covering the London & South East with part coverage of the Central & East region.

About the LTA:

The LTA is the National Governing Body for tennis in Great Britain, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and is responsible for developing and promoting the sport while safeguarding the integrity of tennis. The vision for the LTA is “tennis opened up”; and the mission for all those involved in delivering this vision to grow tennis by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable.

About the role:

We are passionate about having a sport that is diverse as well as welcoming and accessible to everyone from all backgrounds, especially for people with a disability and long term health conditions. As our Disability Development Partner you will be responsible for leading the deployment of the Disability Strategy and plans at a regional and county level, working with the Disability Development Manager. This role will need to develop strategic partnerships with the wider disability community and work with the London & South East/Central & East regional participation teams to provide support and education to ensure disabled people can access and play tennis within clubs, parks, community and education venues.

About you:

You will have a natural ability to build effective relationships with everyone; developing strategic partnerships with the wider disability community and linking these to the relevant tennis communities and networks in the region to ensure tennis is opened up and to promote awareness of tennis as a relevant and impactful activity to disabled people.

Our people:  
We thought you may like to hear directly from the team the things they love most about working at the LTA.

‘The opportunity to make a difference, plus the freedom to put forward ideas and implement them, is a really attractive quality that is supported in this organisation.’ – Jill Osleger

Having a sport that is so adaptable is fantastic, we can use this to make it more accessible to a wider more diverse audience. There is real interest from tennis venues, providers and coaches to engage with people with a disability which is great.’ Matt Elkington our Disability Development Partner in the North & Midlands

Our culture:

We offer a competitive benefits package and a positive culture underpinned by our values (Passion, Teamwork, Excellence, and Integrity). We are passionate about our people and take individual needs seriously whether it is a request for flexible working or support with how best to make the most of working at the LTA.

We welcome applications from all backgrounds, especially anyone with a disability, as we believe a diverse workforce is fundamental to achieving great things – our people make the real difference.

If you require assistance in completing your online application please contact us at and a member of our People Team will answer your query as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please ensure that you submit both a CV and covering letter when applying on the LTA career page at:

Closing date for applications is Thursday 27 June.

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