The closing date for receipt of applications has now been passed. Any further applications that are now submitted will be held on file and, should a position become available, contact will be made by email to suitable candidates.
Applications are invited from EU citizens or from those who already hold a valid permit to work in the UK.
The closing date for receipt of all applications is Friday 7 February 2014.
Following the closing date those candidates placed on the short list will be notified by email week commencing Monday 10 February. As well as undergoing a telephone interview all short listed candidates will be required to take an on-line practical assessment of their skills and tennis knowledge. The interviews and practical tests will take place week commencing Monday 17 February. Successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible thereafter.
Applicants must have unrestricted availability over the period of The Championships (23 June - 6 July) and be flexible with regard to working hours. Successful candidates must be able to commit to attending compulsory training sessions held at the All England Club, Wimbledon on weekdays throughout April and May only.
Please note that it is not possible to grant time off during The Championships unless in the case of an emergency. For the avoidance of doubt graduation ceremonies, college balls, weddings, family parties and other similar events do not count as an emergency.
All team members will be required to attend a day long dress rehearsal at the All England Club on Friday 20 June and attendance is mandatory.
Please be aware that long working hours are often necessary throughout the period of The Championships although some jobs will operate on a shift basis.
Where appropriate, a uniform will be provided.
Rates of pay are variable but within the region of £80 inclusive of a daily food allowance.
You are advised that information and documentation provided as part of your application for temporary employment at The Championships may be shared with the Police, the UK Home Office and other law enforcement agencies in order to protect the security of those working and/or visiting The Championships.
For all matches on the Show Courts, a team of three work overlooking each court. One person acts as the ‘tennis expert’ calling what is happening, the second person acts as ‘data entry’ and enters the information into a computer whilst the third person operates the radar gun and collects the number of strokes in each rally.
Decisions will need to be made on:
was it a fault?
where was the serve placed – wide, body or centre line?
was it an ace?
was it a service winner?
was it a forehand or backhand return?
who won the point – player A or B?
was it a winning or losing stroke?
if a losing stroke was it forced or unforced?
was it a forehand or backhand?
what sort of stroke was it?
where was the player(s) when the winning/losing stroke was played?
On the non Show Courts where there are no radar guns present, one person will be responsible for collecting all the above data excluding serve speed and rally count information.
All successful candidates will be trained in all elements of data collection and will be required to be equally proficient in any of the above mentioned roles.
A sound knowledge of the game of tennis is absolutely essential, together with previous playing experience ideally up to a minimum LTA rating of 3.1. However, consideration will be given to those who do not have the relevant rating, providing they can demonstrate their skill and knowledge through a series of practical assessments. All candidates should also regularly represent their college, university or club.
Strong attention to detail and sound judgement in complex decision making.
Ability to maintain a high level of concentration and attention to detail over an extended period of time.
Excellent communication skills in English, self-confidence and the ability to work effectively under pressure with the minimum of supervision are essential.
Junior Tennis Centres Ltd (JTC), acting on behalf of The All England Lawn Tennis Club (the Club), has responsibility for the recruitment of the Data Collection team and other specialist temporary staff. In addition, JTC are contracted to IBM, the Official Supplier of Information Technology to the All England Club and The Championships, to provide tennis consultancy and services.