Job Vacancy

Sports Coordinator

Sports Coordinator - BUCS & Club Development

Thursday 3 June, 2021

Starting salary is £22,064 pro rata plus Performance Related Pay.
Salary uplift to £22,598 following successful completion of 6 month probation.


We are looking for an exceptional and proactive individual to join the University of Hertfordshire’s Sports Development team and be part of the HertSquad Athletic Union programme. The post offers a unique opportunity for the successful applicant to develop professionally and demonstrate direct impact on the student experience in a dynamic and supportive environment.

Main duties and responsibilities:
You will plan, co-ordinate and oversee the delivery of the HertSquad Athletic Union programme and be directly responsible for the effective organisation of the University’s involvement in the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) representative student sport programme.

You will be required to work collaboratively with colleagues from across the university to ensure the programme is embedded into the student experience and also provide support to student club committees in a friendly and professional manner to ensure University students engage in the programme.

Skills and experience needed:
You will have experience of working in Sports Development, and, or the sports industry and be able to demonstrate an insight-led approach to assist in the development of successful initiatives and positive experiences for the customer. You will have experience in organising and delivering sports development programmes and have worked or volunteered at sporting events.

You will believe strongly in adopting and promoting service excellence across all programmes and have a passion for engaging others into an active lifestyle with the ability to adapt to different situations. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be highly organised, work well under pressure and be able to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced, busy and vibrant environment.

Employee benefits include:

  • A competitive salary with opportunities to progress
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Free gym membership
  • Specific induction and ongoing support, training, development and progression opportunities
  • Up to 26 days annual leave per year plus 8 Bank Holidays, sick pay & pension scheme
  • Access to University and Associated College courses
  • UNiDays, TOTUM (formerly NUS Extra) and Galleria discount cards
  • Discounted travel on UNO buses
  • Regular staff social events
  • Exercise ‘Happy Hour’
  • And much more…

Qualifications required:
The successful candidate will be educated with a Degree in Sports Management/Sports Development or equivalent or demonstrable relevant experience.

Interested in this position?
For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Laura Johnson (Sports Development Manager) via email at

To apply:
Apply through our online application process HERE using reference number 033655.
(Please note that we can only accept applications through the official HR application portal).

Closing date:
Sunday 20 June 2021

Interview dates:
Week commencing 28 June.

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. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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