Job Vacancy

Sports Project Officer

We are recruiting for a Sports Project Officer

Friday 29 July, 2022

Post Title: Sports Project Officer - Campus Sport

SBU/Department: Hertfordshire Sports Village (University of Hertfordshire) / Sports Development

Starting Salary: HSV4 £22,554 pa with potential to progress to £23,893 pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Grade: HSV4

FTE: 1.0 (working 40 hours per week; job-share and part-time welcomed)

Duration of Contract: Fixed Term – 12 months Maternity Cover

Location: University of Hertfordshire Sports Village, de-Havilland, Hatfield

Closing Date: Sunday 14 August 2022

Provisional Interview Dates: TBC

Reference: 043195

To Apply: For more information & to apply through our online application process - CLICK HERE and use the reference number above

Adverty placed: 28 July 2022

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

For an informal discussion about this post please feel free to contact Laura Johnson, Sports Development Manager by email HERE 

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 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 Campus Sport programme and be directly responsible for the effective organisation of facilities, staff, officials, and marketing. You will ensure the programme is insight lead and meets the demands of the students at the University of Hertfordshire. 

You will be required to work collaboratively with colleagues from across the university to ensure the programme is embedded into the student experience.  You will assist with gathering insight, monitor and evaluation and promotion of the programme to ensure they are engaging with the right audience. 


Skill and experience required

You will have experience of working in Sports Development, and, or 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


Qualifications required

Graduate or equivalent qualification or relevant demonstrable experience.

We are a committed equal opportunities employer and candidates wishing to work part time or on a role share basis should state this when applying.

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

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, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts


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Sports Project Officer Job Description
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