Sport and Wellbeing Assistants

University of Southampton - Sport & Wellbeing

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the University of Southampton’s Sport and Wellbeing facilities, which are open to its students, staff and members of the wider community. These include the Jubilee Sports Centre, Mayflower Gym, Wide Lane Sports’ Ground and the Watersports Centre. An extensive range of sport and leisure classes, courses and facilities are available to our customers from 07:00 to 22:00 every day of the week. We are looking for a sports professional to provide a consistently high quality sports and leisure service to our customers all year round.

This post is for two permanent positions. The successful candidates will work at Jubilee Sports Centre, Mayflower Gym and Wide Lane Sports Ground on a rolling rota.

The post holders should be qualified to GCSE/NVQ 2/City and Guilds or equivalent. Holding a Life Guarding NVQ/NPLQ Level 2 or equivalent and First Aid qualification is essential, as is being a Member of Register of Exercise Professionals Level 2 or equivalent. Relevant work experience in the fitness and leisure industry is an advantage.

The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated and organised Sport and Wellbeing team responsible for ensuring safe and efficient daily operation of the facilities, meeting accredited standards, and ensuring that our customers are advised or supported during their leisure activities, classes, courses or instruction. You should have proven experience in handling a diverse range of situations in a customer focussed environment.

As well as core benefits including maternity, paternity and adoption leave and sickness benefits, other benefits include access to arts and culture facilities, childcare vouchers, a range of staff discounts and flexible working policies.

Application procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.ukThe application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Georgie Warren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 884017EW-R-R on all correspondence. 

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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