Sport and Wellbeing Assistant

Southampton, United Kingdom
£19,209 to £20,600 per annum (plus allowance due to shift work)
Monday, 13 September 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 1 October 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Sports & Wellbeing

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £19,209 to £20,600 per annum (plus allowance due to shift work)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 01 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1497621EW

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to work in the University of Southampton’s Sport and Wellbeing facilities, which are open to its students, staff and members of the wider community. These include the signature Jubilee Sports Centre, Mayflower Gym, Wide Lane Sports’ Ground and the Watersports Centre. An extensive range of sport and leisure classes, courses and facilities are available to our customers from 07:00 to 22:00 every day of the week. 

We are looking for sports professionals to provide a consistently high-quality sports and leisure service to our customers all year round. The post holder should be qualified to GCSE/NVQ 2/City in Guilds or equivalent. Holding a Life Guarding NVQ/NPLQ Level 2 or equivalent and First Aid qualification is essential, as is being a Member of Register of Exercise Professionals Level 2 or equivalent. Relevant experience in the fitness and leisure industry is an advantage, along with the experience of delivering sessions to customers such as fitness classes and gym programmes.  

This is a full time post working set hour working patterns. The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated and organised Sport and Wellbeing team responsible for ensuring safe and efficient daily operation of the facilities, meeting accredited standards, and ensuring that our customers are advised or supported during their leisure activities, classes, courses or instruction. You should have proven experience in handling a diverse range of situations in a customer focussed environment. As well as core benefits including maternity, paternity and adoption leave and sickness benefits, other benefits include access to arts and culture facilities, childcare vouchers, a range of staff discounts and flexible working policies. 

In this role as a lifeguard you will work on poolside and in and around the Jubilee Sports centre.  

This will role will require an Enhanced DBS check. 

This post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis. 

If you are interested in applying for the role please attach a CV and covering letter to your application detailing your skills, experiences and interest. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1497621EW on all correspondence. 

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