Operations Assistant (Sports Operations)

University of Exeter
November 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:£22,776 to £23,816
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The starting salary will be from £22,776 to £23,816 on Grade (B), depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


Operations Assistant (Sports Operations)

Job description

Education and Academic Services

The above role is available on a full time, permanent basis.

About the role

Within the hugely successful University of Exeter Sports Office a fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced sport professional to join our team of Operational Assistants.

The position will be based at the Sports Park on a rota basis including weekends and evenings. With an expectation to work across 3 sites when required which includes Cornwall House Swimming pool and St Lukes Sports Centre.

This will be a full time (36.5 hrs) permanent position starting ASAP.

About you

Experience of working in a similar environment and dealing with a varied cross-section of customers is essential along with an awareness of health and safety issues. An NPLQ will be essential or a willingness to undertake this qualification ASAP.

A supportive, proactive approach with a desire to succeed is of equal importance.

You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth and safe operation of the Sports Park and other sites when working at them by following guidance from a team of Duty Managers.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • For further information, please contact our team of Duty Managers at [email protected] or telephone (01392) 724452

    Please note that all applications must be completed by filling out the University online application form. Applications after the deadline date, CV's and applications other than through the University process will not be considered.

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