Job Vacancy

Sports Project Officer

Sports Project Officer - Athletic Union & Events

Wednesday 6 October, 2021

£22,554 pro rata (salary uplift to £23,100 following successful completion of 6 month probation) plus Performance Related Pay
20 hours per week
Maternity cover (9 months)

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.

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 & Responsibilities include:
You will plan, co-ordinate and oversee the delivery of the HertSquad events programme and assist with the day-to-day running of the University’s Athletic Union programme in-line with the current Sports and Active Lifestyles strategy.

You will be required to work collaboratively with colleagues from across the University to ensure HertSquad programmes are embedded into the student experience and provide support to Athletic Union sports club coaches and committees in a friendly and professional manner to ensure student engagement 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
  • Performance related pay
  • Free gym membership
  • Specific induction and ongoing support, training, development and progression opportunities 
  • Up to 26 days annual leave per year + 8 Bank Holidays, sick pay & pension scheme
  • Access to University and Associated College courses
  • UniDays, NUS and Galleria discount cards
  • Discounted travel on UNO buses
  • Regular staff social events
  • Exercise ‘Happy Hour’
  • and much more...

Qualifications Required:

Graduate or equivalent qualification or relevant demonstrable experience.

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

To apply:
Apply through our online application process by clicking HERE (Reference Number: 036415)

Closing date:
Monday 18 October 2021

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.


Sports Project Officer Job Description
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