Junior Development Tennis Coach

Location: Ashgrove

Marist College Ashgrove is a Catholic day and boarding school for boys in Years 5-12, situated in Brisbane’s inner Northern suburbs. Inspired by the work of St Marcellin Champagnat, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent academic and career pathway results for our inclusive community of students.

Sports are central to the Marist College Ashgrove (MCA) curriculum not just because boys enjoy them, but because they embody many qualities in which the College believes. Learning to win and lose, to lead and be led, to push oneself to and perhaps beyond one’s limits, to think as part of a team, to know when to strive for more and when to acknowledge defeat; these are all part of learning to be human.

About the role:

MCA is looking for an enthusiastic, driven, Casual Tennis Coach who believe they can assist to develop and deliver the Mission and Vision for Tennis and become part of the MCA sports team, an integral part of life at the College.  Our ideal candidate will have Junior Development qualifications.

MCA sees high performers within the ranks and would like to encourage and develop those with a passion and talent for Tennis.

The MCA Community Tennis Club (‘The Club’) is a family friendly club dedicated to delivering a consistent high-quality sporting experience to club members of all ages and skill levels.  The Club will be seen as the benchmark for private school tennis clubs and be a driver of choice for parents when selecting a tennis focused school for their son.

Within 5 years, the MCA Community Tennis Club will have >400 students participating and deliver The College a 1st in the AIC competition. The Club will also have established external adult and junior programs, offering private lessons and court hire.


  • This is a casual opportunity working under the direction of the Head Tennis Coach for 10-20 hours per week on average 
  • This role will be paid at a rate of $30 - $37 per hour dependant upon experience and qualifications
  • This position will start as soon as possible

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • You will provide a consistent and high-level delivery of coaching across the range of programs and age groups.
  • You will need to be confident, reliable, and enthusiastic with excellent communication skills. Your exceptional sportsmanship and ability to build relationships with students, parents, community, colleagues, and clients will ensure you successfully perform the role.
  • You have professional presentation, are courteous and maintain awareness of school standards for yourself, your team, and the students.

Applicants should address the criteria above in their application.  

Applicants must hold a Working with Children check issued by Blue Card Services and a First Aid Certificate.

How to Apply

Your application needs to include the following:

  • Cover letter outlining why you are applying for the position;
  • Resume including two referees;
  • A succinct overview of how you meet each of the essential selection criteria;
  • A completed application form which is available from the College website.

Note:  To be considered for this role you must clearly address each of the essential criteria outlining how you meet the expectations. 


The Recruitment Process

If your application is accepted for the next stage, you will be invited to attend an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to commence and submit their application as early as possible as the College reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found. The advertisement will be removed once an appointment has been made.

All candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.  All applicants must be available to take part in a face-to-face as part of this process.

All applicants will receive an email confirmation of the receipt of their application.

Marist College Ashgrove is a non-smoking workplace.

Applications close Sunday 5 December, 2021 at 11.30pm.

Once you have clicked the Apply button on our website or the Apply For This Job button on Seek, please continue to scroll down on this page to complete your application.

Download the MCA Application form here.



Enquiries only (please do not email your application) should be addressed to:

Julie Ward

Head of Staff Services

Marist College Ashgrove

Ph 3858 4643 or 3858 4534


Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time.



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About Marist College Ashgrove

Founded in 1940, Marist College Ashgrove is an independent Catholic boarding and day primary and secondary school for boys, governed by Marist Schools Australia. Our enrolment is approximately 1,690 boys from Years 5 to 12. Our current staff of over 250, in various roles are highly valued and respected for the gifts and talents they bring to our community. Staff are offered many opportunities for professional learning and career development and are well supported when acquiring new skills. We welcome applications from forward-thinking, dynamic individuals who excel in a contemporary environment. We are as committed to our values as we are to innovation. With a rigorous curriculum and high standards, employees must uphold the values of the college in every life context and be exemplary team players.