Sports Project Officer (Active Students)
An exciting opportunity is available to join the University of Hertfordshire’s Sports Development team and be a part of the award-winning Active Students project. Hertfordshire Sports Village provides extensive sports facilities and services to the local community, students and staff of the University of Hertfordshire. 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 & responsibilities
You will be responsible for assisting in the development of and overseeing the day-to-day running of the comprehensive, university-wide programme of sports, activities and events of the Active Students and Active Staff programmes, ensuring that staff and students are at the heart of every decision. You will manage and enthuse the team of student activators in a friendly and professional manner to engage university students and staff to engage in the programme. You will be responsible for ensuring monitoring data is collected and handled appropriately.
Skills and experience needed
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 that drive participation, particularly among under-represented groups including inactive people.
You will have experience of organising and delivering sports development programme and have worked or volunteered at sporting events. You will be highly motivated with a can-do attitude, a service excellence mindset and a passion for engaging others in to an active lifestyle with the ability to adapt to different situations and work well in a fast-paced, busy and vibrant environment. You will be highly organised and methodical in your approach with good attention to detail whilst possessing the right attributes to deliver an excellent customer experience.
You will be educated to degree standard (or equivalent) in a sports, management degree or related field. Coaching qualifications (recognised National Governing Body) would be advantageous but are not essential.
The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.