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Performance Sport Officer


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £25,813 to £27,952
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 04 December 2023
Interview Date:  Friday 15 December 2023
Reference:  061723

Please note this role will require a DBS check

Surrey Sports Park is at the heart of sport and physical activity in Surrey, and our mission is to deliver the best possible sport, health, and wellbeing experience to our University of Surrey students and to the wider SSP community. We provide strategic added value to the University by delivering an outstanding student experience through social and competitive sport and providing an excellent environment for wellness and fitness for Surrey staff and students, and our community impact is significant both culturally and physically.

The role

We aspire to be a leading institution for performance sport, providing exceptional facilities and coaching to the student-athletes, franchise players, and local athletes who train and develop at the Sports Park. You will work with all current and prospective high-performance student athletes, supporting them to achieve both academically and athletically, as well as working with the clubs and their coaches who sit within the performance programme. 

With reference to clubs, you will specifically work to support the day to day management of identified high performing clubs as well as assisting the committees to create and develop the right culture in order for this to be achieved. There will be supervisory responsibilities, overseeing the coordination of all support services that work across all aspects of the business, that is: Team Surrey, TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme), Surrey Scorchers, and Surrey Storm. 

You will also be responsible for the relationship with external professional sporting partners, including Harlequins Rugby Club and Guildford City Swim Club.

What we offer

  • Generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days holiday
  • Free Gym membership including free classes and access to our 50 meter swimming pool
  • Staff discount
  • Generous pension
  • Flexible working options

Please contact Luke Bennet on if you have any questions about the role.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience, and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. Please note CVs cannot be accepted without a completed application form.

Surrey Sports Park is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Please note interviews for this position will occur on Friday 15th December 2023.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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