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Sports Officer
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28551 - R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 02/06/2019

Job live date: 17/05/2019

Salary: £19,730 - £24,029 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Campus Commerce

Division: Sport & Recreation

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, permanent

We need a driven & committed individual to take on the role of Sports Officer at our vibrant sports centre, assisting the Duty Manager in the day to day operation & development of the SportsPark.
You will require excellent customer service and communication skills as well as being conscientious in your work within a small team.  In addition to daily operational and cleaning tasks you will be able to step up as Duty Manager when required leading the team.

Main duties and responsibilities

  1. To assist the Duty Manager in the implementation of daily operational procedures ensuring the delivery of a high standard of customer service in all areas of SportsPark’s.
  2. To assist the Duty Manager in training and developing assistants and receptionists giving feedback and guidance.
  3. To regularly step up as Duty Manager when required undertaking full facility management following procedures, work practices and staff management.
  4. To undertake specific projects or areas of responsibility.
  5. Set up, inspect and maintain equipment and facilities within and around SportsPark.
  6. To supervise and undertake cleaning as necessary, ensuring a high level of cleanliness is maintained.
  7. Conduct regular patrol duties within and around SportsPark.
  8. Ensure effective lines of communication operate with all work colleagues.
  9. Assist with all aspects of the day to day running of SportsPark, including administration.
  10. When required, to be able to travel to our Bulmershe campus to manage the sports facilities.  
  11. Perform all reasonable duties as requested.


Interview date 25th June


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Operations Manager

Contact role:

Duty Manager

Contact name:

Greg Goddard

Contact name:

Kris Morgan-Jones

Contact phone:

0118 378 8799

Contact phone:

0118 378 8799

Contact email:

Contact email:


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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