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Senior Sport Assistant
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: PSX-019022

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/08/2022

Salary: £21,686 - £23,487 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Professional Services

Division: Student Life - Sport Facilities

Hours per week: 35

Contract Duration: Permanent

School / Directorate: Directorate for the Student Experience

The University of Manchester has over 16,000 students and staff taking part in organised sport and physical activity through the University. The University recognises the importance of an active lifestyle in both the experiences that these opportunities provide our audiences as well as the positive impact that they have on their wellbeing.

Delivery of our sport and physical activity strategy is through UoM Sport which is based across our campuses primarily in Fallowfield at the Armitage Sports Centre and in Manchester University Students’ Union on Oxford Road. Our activities take place across the city utilising a range of city facilities in supporting our community being active and promoting physical activity opportunities through our facilities and programmes.

The University is therefore looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to supervise and coordinate the daily operation of the University’s sport facilities at the Armitage Sports Centre. Facilities include sports halls, gym, dance studio, squash courts and extensive outdoor synthetic and grass pitches.

Applicants must have experience of key holding responsibilities in sport facilities and coordinating services within indoor and outdoor venues.

Responsibilities within the role include supervising a team of sports centre assistants, sports ground maintenance, setting up and dismantling equipment, administering first aid, daily upkeep of all public areas and delivering excellent customer service to all users. Effective communication, attention to detail and customer care skills are essential to provide a welcoming and friendly environment.

We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and engaging individual to join UoM Sport to support our students and staff being more physically active in our programmes and facilities.

Applicants should possess a recognised qualification in Sports Leadership, fitness instruction and / or grounds maintenance to a minimum level of NVQ level 3 or equivalent is desirable.

Applicants will be required to work on a fixed shift pattern which includes daytime evenings and weekends and include key holder responsibilities.

This role is customer facing and therefore is either mostly or entirely campus based without the opportunity for hybrid working.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered​​​​​​.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Natalie Craig, Sports Facilities Officer


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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