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If you are interested in helping our community to get more active, then we would love for you to get involved.

About

UoM Sport supports the University of Manchester community get more active.

We have a range of paid and voluntary opportunities to contribute to the health and wellbeing of everyone at Manchester.  There are opportunities to get involved with all year round.

The university advertises roles on the main university jobs page in addition to information on our site with further information on how to apply.

Current roles

Rugby Development Intern - 12 month fixed term contract

The University of Manchester (UoM) alongside Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is working in partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), to grow Rugby for the students across both Universities.

The Universities are looking to appoint a recent (24 months) university graduate as a Rugby Development Intern to organise Rugby programmes targeted at those players below the BUCS representative level, both internally to the Universities and linking to local community clubs.

The successful candidate will coordinate and develop relationships with partners across the institutions as well as the RFU, internal schools and departments, local community rugby clubs and the University Rugby teams. They will co-ordinate the effective administration of these relationships and the wider cluster programme to ensure that both RFU and internal University targets are met in regards to participation and retention. The candidate will also support the development and organisation of UoMs wider recreational sport programmes.

We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and engaging individual with knowledge of the Higher Education sector, specifically within Rugby and ideally with a good understanding of the wider sports environment.

The successful candidate will get access to a range of personal development to meet their future career aspirations including support towards sports coaching and officiating as well as the opportunity work and link with a major National Governing Body in the RFU.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Lisa Morton-Smith

Email: Lisa.morton-smith@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 07795851121

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the 29th May 2022. 

To apply click here: Rugby Development Intern Application 

Casual Sports Centre Assistant (£10.08ph)

UoM Sport Operations are seeking interested candidates for casual work at the Armitage Sports Centre on the Fallowfield Campus.

You must be experienced in working in a busy sport / leisure facility and hold a current NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in sport, leisure or recreation studies.

Interested candidates should send a current CV and covering expression of interest letter to armitagecentre@manchester.ac.uk.

Casual Fitness Instructor (£10.08ph)

UoM Sport Operations are seeking interested candidates for casual work at the Armitage Sports Centre on the Fallowfield Campus.
You must be experienced in working in a busy sport / leisure / fitness facility and hold a current NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Fitness Instruction. REPS/CIMSPA membership is also desirable.

Interested candidates should send a current CV and covering expression of interest letter to armitagecentre@manchester.ac.uk.

League Coordinators (5hrs per week £9.90p/hr)

UoM Sport are looking for energetic sports enthusiasts to assist the Recreational Sport Coordinator with running the Campus Sport programme for the academic year.

League coordinator positions are available in the following sports:

  • Football – Wythenshawe Sports Ground, Wednesday (afternoon)
  • Basketball – Sugden Sports Centre, Sunday (afternoon)

The main responsibility of these roles is to manage and maintain the designated Campus Sport league on each of the fixture dates throughout the academic year as the representative from UoM Sport.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post or an application pack containing main duties and person specification please email andrew.ellison@manchester.ac.uk

To apply please submit a cover letter, which clearly specifies the sport/league you wish to coordinate and how you meet the Person Specification, and an up to date CV. Applications are open to current students at The University of Manchester. Applications close at 12pm on 24th June 2022.

Campus Sport League Coordinator job description

Sporticipate Coordinators (8hrs per week £9.90p/hr)

UoM Sport are looking for two energetic sport enthusiasts to assist the Recreational Sport Coordinator with running the participation sport programme (Sporticipate) for the academic year.

The main responsibility of this role is to manage and maintain the participation sport programme throughout the academic year as the representative from UoM Sport, with support from the Recreational Sport Coordinator.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post or an application pack containing main duties and person specification please email andrew.ellison@manchester.ac.uk

To apply please submit a cover letter, which clearly specifies the sport/league you wish to coordinate and how you meet the Person Specification, and an up to date CV. Applications are open to current students at The University of Manchester. Applications close at 12pm on 24th June 2022.

Sport Coordinator job description

Men's Rugby Union Head Coach

UoM Sport are looking for a highly motivated Rugby coach to lead up a team of volunteer and paid coaches with the Men’s Rugby Union Club.

The role is primarily to coach the first team who will train twice a week and support by attendance at fixtures which will be on Wednesday afternoons.  Experience of coaching in a higher education environment would be extremely useful. 

This role is advertised with a start date of September 2022 for the season of 2022/23 and requires applicants to hold at least a level 2 Rugby Coaching Qualification.

Full details of the tole and the application criteria are listed here: UoM Mens Rugby Union head Coach Job Description Sept 22 

Applications and any questions should be directed to Ellen.stephenson@manchester.ac.uk 

Closing date for applications is 12th June 2022

 

Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach

The University is looking to appoint a Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach to shape and implement the Strength and Conditioning service as part of our Performance Sport strategy. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the year-round leadership and co-ordination of the service at UoM Sport; specifically, sport scholarship and TASS athletes, three performance sport teams and our broader Team Manchester programme.

 

The Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach will be responsible for the safe and effective physical development of athletes and teams and ensure we provide a suitable environment for all athlete to achieve and develop towards their potential. The role holder will also be a keen team player, with the ability to both manage assistant strength and conditioning coaches as well as identify and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure we provide an outstanding service to our students, staff and local community where relevant.  

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.

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.

 

Further details about the role and how to apply can be found here

 

Sales and Marketing Officer

The University is looking to appoint a Sales and Marketing Officer to lead on the departments sales and marketing functions working with key colleagues across the service to ensure an engaged workforce in delivering against both participation based and commercial targets.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for overseeing the sales and marketing strategy for the department, identifying gaps in our provision and delivering new and innovative ways of our engaging our key audiences in physical activity through both traditional and electronic media.

The role holder will also be a strong team player, with the ability to lead and engage colleagues in a shared vision to effectively promote the services offered through UoM Sport. Building relationships with internal and external stakeholders is key to ensuring a joined-up approach across both UoM Sport and the wider institution whilst linking into key events delivered centrally in the organisation.

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.

Further details about the role and how to apply can be found here

Systems and Data Analyst

The University is looking to appoint a Systems and Data Analyst to lead on UoM Sports systems and processes and streamline how we work in a customer-centric way across the department.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for overseeing the development and integration of current and future technological solutions and support key strategic initiatives in using technology to effectively deliver key services across our portfolio of activities. This will include a range of standard solutions such as Microsoft 365 products (Teams, SharePoint and PowerBI) in addition to more specialist sport systems that manage our facilities and programmes.

The role holder will also be a strong team player, with the ability to lead and engage colleagues in a shared vision to effectively use technology to work effectively and efficiently in supporting our community being active through the services offered by UoM Sport. Building relationships with internal and external stakeholders is key to ensuring a joined-up approach across both UoM Sport and the wider institution including work with colleagues in Residences and IT Services to push forward innovative solutions.

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.

Further details about the role and how to apply can be found here

Sport Coordinator (Health and Fitness)

The University is looking to appoint a Sport Co-ordinator to coordinate and develop the Health and Fitness offer within the University run sports facilities and the wider UoM Sport department. The role holder will be responsible for the provision and delivery of Health and Fitness services ensuring maximisation of the commercial opportunities for fitness memberships, fitness class programmes and extended service offers.   

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the year-round running of all fitness facilities and the effective management of our fitness team at our flagship Armitage Sports Centre.

The role holder will have the ability to supervise staff and students as well as being an exceptional team player, playing a valuable role in supporting the provision of Health and Fitness Services across UoM Sport. We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and engaging individual with significant experience in the commercial health and fitness sector and or related experience within higher education.

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.

Further details about the role and how to apply can be found here

Senior Customer Services Assistant

The university is looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to supervise and coordinate the day to day front of house customer services for our sports facilities.and wider sport offer. As part of the operations administration team, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring effective, efficient and excellent customer services within Sport, overseeing our front of house customer services team.

A key part of the role is to be responsible for the delivery of an effective front of house systems at the Armitage Sports Centre as well as supporting the wider customer services team in ensuring the efficient and effective administration of UoM Sport operations. This role will lead by example in customer service delivery ensuring that the sport facilities team provide the best possible customer experience. Responsibilities will also include direct liaison with regular customers and assisting with event management.

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 NVQ3-level qualification in customer services or with significant experience of working within a sport and leisure environment with knowledge of bookings, programming and front of house services. Skills and experience must also include the ability to use up to date software packages and use of a leisure management system.

Further details about the role and how to apply can be found here

Senior Fitness Instructor

The university is looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to supervise and coordinate the work of the health and fitness team (fitness & class instructors) and delivery of an excellent health and fitness offer within our facilities.

As part of the Sport operations team and in liaison with the Health and fitness coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of Fitness Facilities, ensure the delivery of quality fitness services and programmes, and develop an appropriate Health and fitness offer to meet the needs of all customers.

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 Level 3 fitness qualification or related subject (or equivalent) with proven success & experience of working within a health and fitness environment with knowledge of group exercise class programming. Skills and experience must also include the ability to use software packages & leisure / member management systems.

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

Further details about the role and how to apply can be found here

Senior Sport Assistant

The University is 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.

Further details about the role and how to apply can be found here

Sport Competitions Administrator

The University is therefore looking to appoint a Sport Competitions Administrator to support the administration of the performance sport programme. This person will play a key role in the delivery of competitive sport to student athletes at the University of Manchester throughout the year.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Performance Sport Team to support the operations of the programme and assist with the delivery of all competitive and representative sport opportunities. This includes BUCS fixtures, events and any other local/national leagues & competitions. The post holder will also provide club administration guidance & support to student groups.

The role holder will also be a keen team player, with great organisation skills and the capability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. The ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships with opponents, external clubs & other organisations for matters relating to competitive sport activity is also crucial to be successful in the role.

Further details about the role and how to apply can be found here