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Sports Assistant (including lifeguard duties)

Job title Sports Assistant (including lifeguard duties)

Department Sports Development & Recreation

Salary Starting from £19,209, rising to £20,092 + 10% shift allowance

Grade Grade 3

Placed on Thursday 05 May 2022

Closing date Sunday 22 May 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC9386

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As a Sports Assistant you will play a vital role within our Sports Training Village, carrying out the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the sports facilities and associated areas, so that we can provide activities, services and facilities for students, university staff, the local community and high-performance athletes.

This is a great position to learn and develop basic skills within a sporting environment where you will get to work alongside high performance athletes, many of whom compete in the Summer and Winter Olympics.

A typical day:

  • Setting up indoor and outdoor activities 
  • Setting up events
  • Lifeguarding
  • Assisting with general enquiries from customers
  • Responding to adhoc requests for support.

You will also be involved in ensuring cleanliness, health & safety and emergency procedures for which full training is provided.

About you:

You will need good interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of a team and enjoy working varied hours as you will be required to work early morning, evening or weekends. 

Part of this role involves lifeguarding duties and therefore you will need to have a lifeguarding (NPLQ) qualification. If you don't already have one we will pay for you to complete the training - you can apply by completing a short course with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) - find out more here:

This role requires a basic DBS check which we would organise for you and we will support you with all the training you need to thrive in this inspiring environment.

What we can offer you:

  • Discounted access to all the facilities at the Sports Training Village.
  • Generous annual leave allowance including reduced working over Christmas.
  • A competitive rate of pay
  • A very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • A variety of employee discounts
  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

For a full list of our benefits please view our excellent reward package 

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.