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Sport Participation Officer

Surrey Sports Park

State-of-the-art training venue/sports complex including swimming pool, climbing wall and courses.

13 May 2024
Full Time
Closing date
24 May 2024

A great opportunity to get involved right at the heart of student sport and physical activity at the University of Surrey as Sport Participation Officer.

Team Surrey has an incredible range of 45 different sports clubs, in which the Sport Participation Officer will drive sporting participation through a number of initiatives from pay as you go sport sessions, beginners' courses, and intermural leagues.

We value, empower and support every member of staff to get the best out of your unique talents, so you’ll be rewarded with a generous salary, Free Membership to Surrey Sports Park, 25 days holiday, competitive pension and a unique and vibrant working environment.

Role & Responsibilities:

We provide strategic added value to the University by delivering an outstanding student experience through social and competitive sport and providing an excellent environment for wellness and fitness for Surrey staff and students, and our community impact is significant both culturally and physically. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of a high quality and innovative portfolio of sport & physical activity programmes, leading a small team with a key focus on driving sport participation for the students and staff at the University of Surrey.

Other responsibilities include:

Support a number of events throughout the year, including Active Refreshers, the Colour Run and Team Surrey Conference. Deliver Student Activator Training and Manage the SurreyMoves+ Platform – a physical activity and behaviour change App. Work proactively towards agreed objective and budget KPIs, reporting to the student Sport & Performance Manager. Recognise and resolve day-to-day issues, acting as an escalation point for Students and staff where questions or issues arise. Maintain an active and positive relationship with the Student Union, University Departments and BUCS, working together to engage with as many students & staff across the University as possible.

What’s in it for you?

We think Surrey is an amazing place to work, and we are carefully crafting a dynamic, flexible, and fun place to work and thrive. Our campus is a beautiful, leafy environment with carefully designed gardens, vibrant green playing fields, and a picturesque lake. With the buzz of student life and superb working facilities, the University is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research in an inspiring, innovative and diverse environment. Alongside our gorgeous campus setting, collegiate on-site atmosphere and plentiful development opportunities, we also offer:

Competitive Salary

  • Generous Pension Contribution
  • 25 Days annual leave + 7 University Days + Bank Holidays
  • Travel & Family benefits including subsidised rail fare, cycle to work scheme and on-site childcare
  • Free membership to Surrey Sports Park

For more information or to be considered for the role, please click 'Apply Now' to begin your online application. The University is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Fitness & Recreation
Health & Fitness
Salary information
£25,813 - 26,845

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