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Sports Assistant

University of Leicester - Student and Academic Services

Location: Leicester
Salary: £18,614 to £20,092 Grade 3 per annum + shift allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd August 2022
Closes: 17th August 2022
Job Ref: 5820
 
About the role

We have an excellent opportunity within our Sports and Active Life department for a Sports Assistant to join the team on a permanent basis. Working as a member of a small team the Sports Assistant contributes to the delivery of the Sport & Active Life service within the Sports Centre and associated facilities.

Specifically; opening facilities, taking bookings, poolside/Lifeguard duties, monitoring and recording Health and Safety (H&S) and other information (including pool and spa water tests), engaging in cleaning duties, selling and administering memberships, taking court fees and securing facilities at night.

In addition, you will organise sporting competitions, fixtures and events to develop and extend the sporting offer within the Centre.

About you

To be considered for the Sports Assistant role, you will have 5 GCSEs, grade C or above (or their equivalent qualifications) and experience of working within a customer service environment.

If not currently holding an National Pool Lifeguard Qualification/Lifeguard qualification there will be a requirement for this to be obtained within the first 6 months of appointment. The University of Leicester will fund this training.

It would be advantageous if you had previous experience working within are creational/leisure environment and had a good knowledge of Health and Safety policy and procedures. This role would be suited to an individual who has an enthusiasm and knowledge of the sporting world and fitness.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the post holder will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, an appointment to this post will be subject to checking through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The successful applicant for this post will, therefore, be required to give consent for the University to check with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an Enhanced Disclosure. Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Jeff Shields at jeff.shields@leicester.ac.uk

Applications for job share will be considered.
 
We anticipate that interviews will take place during the week commencing 22nd August 2022.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.
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