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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

Sport Participation Intern

UoM Sport is recruiting a Sport Participation Intern who will oversee the our annual participation programme. Each year UoM Sport engages over 13,000 students and staff in a range of sport, physical activity, and wellbeing sessions delivered across campus. The Sport Participation Intern will coordinate the programme, working with student leaders to provide opportunities to engage those who wouldn’t get involved in our wider sport or physical activity programmes.

The Sport Intern will work with the colleagues across the sport department to support other programmes and initiatives, as well as take a lead role with mass participation events such as the PurpleWave. 

The candidate will work with colleagues to plan and produce content for UoM Sports social media platforms including our webiste, ensuring promotion of programmes and activities reach the widest audience.

This role will enable the post-holder to gain experience in delivering a large project in a large multi-faceted organisation as well as exposure to sport development, sport programme administration and marketing and communications. General administrative skills will be developed which are transferable across the sector and will enable applied experience and understanding should a candidate be interested in learning more about the sport sector.

This Intern position is a 12 month fixed term position open to final year and graduates (last 12 months). Applications for the role need to be made through the careers connect service, all information can be found here. 

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Lisa Morton-Smith Sport Participation Manager

Email: Lisa.Morton-Smith@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: +441615294207 

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the 31st May 2024.

League Coordinators (5hrs per week £12p/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:

  • Men’s Football – Wythenshawe Sports Ground, Wednesday afternoon
  • Men’s Basketball – Sugden Sports Centre, Sunday afternoon
  • Men’s Rugby Union – Armitage Sports Centre/Platt Lane Sports Complex, Wednesday evening 
  • Men’s Futsal – Sugden Sports Centre, Sunday afternoon
  • Women’s Netball – Sugden Sports Centre, Tuesday and Wednesday evening 
  • Women’s Football – Armitage Sports Centre, Thursday evening 
  • Mixed Hockey – Armitage Sports Centre, Sunday evening

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 31st May 2024.

Campus Sport League Coordinator role description 

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

Casual Sports Centre Assistant (£11.06ph)

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 (£11.06ph)

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.

Sporticipate Coordinators (8hrs per week £12p/hr)

UoM Sport are looking for 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 31st May 2024.

Sport Coordinator role description