University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Assistant Operations Manager

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Assistant Operations Manager

The University has recently made significant investments into the campus sports facilities including investment at our outdoor sport site and a newly refurbished, state of the art gym at the Edge. This included the construction of the new football hub with 3 new FIFA Quality 3G rubber crumb pitches and a new pavilion. These facilities cater for over 16,000 members and users from a variety of backgrounds from international and student athletes to members of the local community.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Operations Manager to have overall accountability for the facilities element of the business ensuring an efficient operation of the business and that staff are adhering to operational procedures and work practices and ensuring excellent customer service. You will have substantial experience of operating and managing a commercial facility within a customer service environment, with experience of managing, motivating and developing a large team. You will have a commitment to high standards of customer service. You will also hold a personal licence and have a Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate, or be willing obtain in three months.

This full-time role will work on a 5 over 7 shift basis and will include the requirement for you to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, University closure days and Bank holidays.

This is a 6-month opportunity will be initially based at our Outdoor Sports Facilities, however, there may be a need for flexibility to move across our Indoor Sports Operation areas.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Suzanne Glavin, Head of Sport

Tel: +44 0113-34-34116

Email [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Facilities Directorate School/Institute: Sport and Physical Activity Category: Operational Support Grade: Grade 6 Salary: £30,487 to £36,024 p.a. Working Time: 35 hours per week, 5 over 7 shift basis Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (6 months) Release Date: Friday 02 February 2024 Closing Date: Friday 23 February 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: FDSPA1042 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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Assistant Operations Manager


University of Leeds


United Kingdom


February 03, 2024

Application deadline

February 23, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Education

About the employer

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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