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Sports Centre Duty Manager

Estates & Commercial Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £21,135 to £24,174 Per Annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent
Release Date:  Thursday 14 October 2021
Closing Date:   Sunday 31 October 2021
Interview Date:   Monday 08 November 2021
Reference:  ECS21-28

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre provides year round access to sports facilities and the gym to students, staff and the public. With a large variety of activities taking place and a large area to maintain this role is imperative to our aim of providing the best service and experience to our customers. Providing the best customer service through undertaking gym inductions, through to providing porterage of sports equipment, the role is the heartbeat of the centre. The role also provides First Aid cover across the building and external facilities. 

The role works on a rota, supported on shift by a Recreation Steward working over a 3 week rota to allow the centre to open from 7am through to 10.30pm and also weekends.

Our aim to provide the best service and experience means this post is integral to supporting our University Sport & Physical Activity Strategy by helping to provide as many quality opportunities for our students as possible. Being part of the facility team but day to day support for our Sports Development Team, ensuring our teams and scholars have access to the best facilities and equipment possible. The role also supports the wider University Strategy by being both Brilliant & Friendly and Proud To Be Staffs, particularly as a first point of contact for customers, new students on Open Days, large events held within the sports centre and day to day with anyone using the facility.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.



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