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Sport and Wellbeing Assistant

Sports & Wellbeing

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £18,709 to £20,130 (+ 10% enhancement for unique working pattern)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 November 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1244520EW-2R

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you 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 sports professionals to provide a consistently high quality sports and leisure service to our customers all year round.

The post holder should be qualified to GCSE/NVQ 2/City in Guilds or equivalent. Holding a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) 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. This is a full time post working set hour working patterns.

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 focused 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.  

An DBS check will be required for this role.

Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams and the interview date will be shortly after the closing date of the advert. Shortlisted candidates will also have to take part in a swim test as part of the interview process.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 1244520EW-2R on all correspondence.

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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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