Job Vacancy


Performance Sport and Scholarships Manager

Monday 8 July, 2024

FTE: 1.0 FTE (working 40 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: HSV7 - £33,124-£35,657 per annum plus Performance Related Pay

Annual Leave: 25 days plus standard public holidays rising to 28 days after 4 years continuous service

Location: de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Closing Date: Monday 22 July 2024

Interview Dates: 01 and 02 August 2024

Reference Number: 060376

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Hertfordshire Sports Village provides extensive sports facilities and services to the local community, students and staff of the University of Hertfordshire.  Proudly named as one of Leisure and Hospitality’s 20 Best Companies to Work For in 2021, Hertfordshire Sports Village is committed to ensuring our staff team are connected and engaged. Welcoming, going the extra mile, leading by example and the ability to consistently exceed expectations are some of the values we look for in our team members. If you share these values and want to make a real difference in a rewarding and challenging role, we would love to hear from you.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To co-ordinate and manage the delivery of the university’s Sports Performance Programme.

To lead on and be responsible for all elite athlete recruitment in conjunction with individual Head Coaches.

To co-ordinate the delivery of all key support services and manage all administration connected to the University of Hertfordshire Sports Scholarship Scheme.

As part of our national Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) commitments you will be responsible for delivering lifestyle support services and related provision to those athletes assigned by TASS to the University of Hertfordshire.

The post holder will demonstrate a Service Excellence mindset by providing a consistent, efficient, high quality and customer-oriented service to all customers of the Sports Village through implementation of agreed operating procedures and standards, ensuring that the customer is at the heart of every decision.

Skills and Experience Required

Experience of working in student focused learning / service environment.

Recent experience of working within a University Performance Sport environment, working with talented athletes and specialist service providers.

Recent experience of elite athlete recruitment in an educational environment

Qualifications Required

Degree or equivalent level of qualification.

TALS accredited Qualification or UK Coaching First4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Athlete Personal Development and Lifestyle. (Or working towards completion within 6 months)

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.

Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

Employee Benefits Include

  • Free gym membership
  • Up to 28 days annual leave per year, plus 8 Bank Holidays 
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Sick pay and pension scheme
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities  
  • UniDays, TOTUM (formally NUS Extra) and Galleria discount cards
  • Discounted travel on UNO buses
  • Regular staff social events
  • Exercise ‘Healthy Hour’
  • and much more...

Interested in this opportunity?

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please email Bryn Clark, Deputy Director of Sport.

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This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required and this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the 'Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information'.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct’ from each of those countries.

The University is required to meet UKVI visa regulations. Applicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK will have to satisfy UKVI regulations before they can be appointed.

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, free Sports Village membership, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Performance Sport and Scholarships Manager Job Description

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