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Sport Development Officer (Recruitment & Performance Development)

Student Operations and Support

Location:  Brighton - Falmer and Moulsecoomb
Salary:  £27,116 to £30,497 per annum
Closing Date:  Monday 31 January 2022
Interview Date:  Friday 11 February 2022
Reference:  SO5310-21-478

Sport Brighton is excited to announce and recruit for this new post that will play an exciting part in developing our performance sport programme, upskill our student workforce and help to bring more student athletes to study at the University. 

In this role, you will be responsible for the co-ordination of our athlete performance sport services, giving structured and meaningful support to help our dual career athletes perform both academically and in their chosen sport.  You will be the key liaison between the University student recruitment team and our chosen athlete recruitment partners to help potential students consider the University of Brighton to further their education and sporting career 

You will be responsible for a workforce and coach development programme that is underpinned by a robust student employability offer that creates opportunities for students to gain qualifications, confidence and deployment in the University and local community.  This role will give you the opportunity to create meaningful and lasting relationships with key partners, sport governing bodies and community organisations to source funding and resource that will further develop the delivery potential and contribute to the financial stability of the programme. 

You will be responsible for implementing systems to ensure that the University's duty of care in health and safety for those participating in our activities meets and where possible exceeds best practice. 

 In order to be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the student recruitment landscape and factors affecting international student recruitment 
  • Good knowledge of health and safety legislation and implementation in a sport club setting 
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships, projects and partnerships to help achieve strategic aims 
  • Experience of supporting student club development; including setting performance targets and workforce development 
  • Experience of  day to day supervision of others and the co-ordination of student volunteers 
  • Knowledge of the organisation and management of sports activity programmes 

For more information about the role or an informal conversation please contact Claire on c.l.j.slater@brighton.ac.uk  

This role is full-time (37 hours per week) and permanent, and we welcome applications from candidates seeking to job share.

A DBS check will be required for this role.

Further details:

The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.


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