‘Active US’ Participation Co-ordinator Ref: 10203

School/department: Estates and Facilities Division - Sussexsport 
Hours: Full time hours considered up to 36.5 hrs per week.  The role covers 5 days over a 7 day working week and will involve regular weekend work in term time. 
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 10203
Salary: £23,144 to £26,396 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 21 November 2022
Closing date: 15 December 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 4 January 2023
Expected start date: to be confirmed


Job description

Active US” is an exciting and innovative project delivered by Sussexsport, with the aim of getting the University of Sussex student population more physically active. 

Focusing on key demographic groups, the project delivers a weekly programme of peer led, accessible and sociable sporting opportunities across the academic year.  This is complemented by themed weeks and one off events, working with key partners on and off of campus. 

To help deliver this project, we require an enthusiastic, creative and self-motivated Participation Officer who will have a remit to work with the Students’ Union, schools of study, residences, non-active societies, the student Buddy scheme, National Governing Bodies of Sport and other key partners to grow and develop a programme of sporting activity to meet the needs of specific groups amongst the campus population. 

They will be expected to work closely with other members of the Sussexsport team and the Students’ Union to strengthen the overall social sport and informal competitive sport offer on campus and support the day to day operations of the service.

The applicant should have a strong understanding of planning, promoting and delivering a programme of sport; a proven ability to engage and motivate non sporting students; experience in delivering coaching sessions; experience in line managing sessional staff; competence in the use of IT tools and social media; an understanding of sporting structures; the health and fitness benefits of physical activity; being able to work within set budget parameters; knowledge of recording and evaluating data; the ability to plan, prioritise and organise work to meet agreed objectives and being able to work as part of a team.

Please contact Luke Terrill (Deputy Head of Sport) on 01273 877687 or l.o.terrill@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 10203 [PDF 106.48KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information.


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk.

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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