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Multisport Activator

University of Sussex - Sussexsport and the Students’ Union

Location: Sussex, Falmer
Salary: £22,214 to £23,144 per annum, pro rata if part time; please be aware that any role graded below 5.4 or £31,396 pa will not be eligible sponsorship
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th April 2024
Closes: 23rd April 2024
Job Ref: 30594 - 30630 x8

Hours: Part-time. Hours between 3 and 6 per week depending on sport applied for.

Please note: there are 8 positions available, one in Basketball, one in Squash, two in Volleyball and four in Football 

About the role

Active US” is an exciting and collaborative project between Sussexsport and the Students’ Union which will be starting its 11th year in September 2024.   

The aim of “Active US” is to increase Sussex students’ regular participation in sport and physical activity, keeping students engaged when they transition from school or college to university and throughout their time at university.

To help deliver this project Sussexsport requires an enthusiastic and self-motivated student to deliver the running of weekly sport specific sessions, one off events and sports leagues. 

About you

This person should have knowledge of their chosen sport and ideally would have experience in either playing or coaching. Full training will be provided to aid the student to deliver the session as well as first aid training. The successful candidate should be able to demonstration good time keeping skills, organisational skills, communication skills, a willingness to work with others and a passion to get other University of Sussex students active and participating in their chosen sport.

We are looking for Active US Activator applications in the following sports: (Basketball, Squash, Volleyball, Football). 

Due to the nature of the work involved, any individual undertaking this role is considered to be engaging in “regulated activity” as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, and as such will be required to undergo an Enhanced level DBS check with a children’s barred list check.

For an informal discussion about the post contact: Luke Terrill (Deputy Head of Sport), l.o.terrill@sussex.ac.uk or 01273 877687.

Why work here…

Our University is situated just off of the A27, next to the beautiful South Downs where you will enjoy everything that our 150-acre campus has to offer. We are easily accessible by public transport; a 5-minute walk from the train station and bus stops within the campus. We have dedicated cycling paths and encourage our staff to cycle to work with our offering of a cycle to work scheme.  

Sussex is a renowned, research-led International University and this is only possible because of the people that work here. Whether you are Faculty, Student, or a member of a Professional Services Team, it’s our people that make us great and we want you to be part of that.

The benefits that you will receive from day one: 

  • Generous pension scheme available.
  • Purchase additional Annual Leave though our Scheme for a great home and work life balance.
  • Discounts of public transport, Cycle to work Scheme, and special rates in hotels in Brighton and the Sussex region.
  • Discounts on high-street shops through our Rewards partner, along with a Cash back Health Plan. 
  • Considerable discount on our on-site Gym Facilities because we care about our employees’ Health and Wellbeing.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex. 

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Please note: The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK.

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