Sports Assistant (CC11707)

University of Bath
May 29, 2024
Offerd Salary:£21,828
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job title Sports Assistant

Department Sports Development & Recreation

Salary Starting from £21,828, rising to £22,681 Appointments at Grade 2 will receive an additional pensionable supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to £12.00 in line with Voluntary Living Wage.

+ 10% shift allowance

Grade Grade 3

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Wednesday 15 May 2024

Closing date Wednesday 29 May 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC11707

Special Conditions A DBS check is required for this position, Shift work that receives a shift allowance, A variable shift pattern, working 5 days out of 7

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As a Sports Assistant you will play a vital role within our team, carrying out the day-to-day front of house operation of all Sports facilities and associated areas, so that we can provide indoor and outdoor activities and events for students, university staff, the local community and high- performance athletes.

This is a great position to learn and develop basic skills within a sporting environment where you will get to work alongside high-performance athletes, many of whom compete in the Summer and Winter Olympics.

About the role

Your main responsibilities will consist of

  • lifeguarding
  • setting up indoor and outdoor activities
  • setting up events
  • assisting with general enquiries from customers
  • responding to ad hoc requests for support
  • You will also be involved in patrolling facilities, security, cleanliness, health and safety and emergency procedures.

    About us

    The Department of Sports Development and Recreation at the University of Bath manages and organises a range of activities under the University's sports brand - Team Bath. The Department aspires to create a world leading multi- sport environment providing activities, services and facilities for students, university staff, the local community and high-performance athletes.

    In addition, we are recognised by UK Sport as one of only six Elite Training Centres, providing the training base for around 250 international level athletes. This is an opportunity to become part of a professional and progressive organisation at the leading edge of sport, health and fitness.

    Further information

    You will need good interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of a team and enjoy working varied hours.

    You will work an average of 36.5 hours per week over in a shift rota with the other Sports Assistants which will include early mornings, evenings and weekends covering all hours of operation between 05:45 and 22:30 weekdays and 07:30 to 19:30 weekends.

    Due to the working hours and pattern of this role, this role is only suitable for those aged 18 years and over.

    Part of this role involves lifeguarding duties and therefore you will need to have a lifeguarding (NPLQ) qualification. You can gain the qualification by completing a short course with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) - find out more here: https: //

    This role requires a basic DBS check which we would organise for you and we will support you with all the training you need to thrive in this inspiring environment.

    What we can offer you
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • Discounted access to all the facilities at the Sports Training Village.
  • Generous annual leave allowance including reduced working over Christmas.
  • we are a family-friendly University
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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