Operations Assistants

University of Exeter
March 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£22,776
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Contract Type:Permanent
Working Time:Full time
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Salary will be £22,776 per annum pro rata on Grade B (plus additional pro rata shift allowance of £2021)


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Sports, Coaching and Leisure


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Operations Assistants

Job description

Education and Academic Services - Sport

There are 5 full-time posts available to start immediately:

1 x permanent contract

4 x fixed-term contracts until 29 September 2024

Summary of the role/position

These fantastic opportunities have arisen for enthusiastic sport-minded professionals to join our team as an Operations Assistant at the University of Exeter Sports Office.

This position will be based at St Luke's Sports Centre and Cornwall House Swimming Pool (seasonally), but with an expectation to work at the Sports Park (Streatham Campus) when required. Therefore, an NPLQ and/or Level 2 Gym qualification would be desirable (but not essential) for this role.

Working as part of a team you will be responsible for the efficient, safe operation of the three sites and for delivering high standards of service across all facilities. This will include lifeguarding (where qualified), set ups and take downs of all equipment, supervising the gyms and maintaining cleanliness of all facilities.

Experience of working in a similar environment and dealing with a varied cross-section of customers is desirable along with an awareness of health and safety issues.

A proactive approach, an eye for detail and a team-minded attitude with a desire to succeed is of equal importance.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

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 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent 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 are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.


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 6 weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Cath Keirle, [email protected] or (01392) 724940.

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