Falmouth University

Falmouth University

Casual Sports and Fitness Assistant

About The Role

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic Sport & Fitness Assistants who will work within the fantastic facilities on campus which include a Sports Hall, Fitness suite, Exercise Studio and Outdoor Sports Pitch. The successful candidates will provide effective support in the efficient running and operations of all our facilities to ensure its users have a safe and enjoyable experience.

The Sports Centre on the Penryn Campus was completed in September 2016 and includes a 700sqm four-court sports hall, which is suitable for hire as a multi-use venue, a 150sqm fitness studio and a 350sqm gym with up to 90 stations, equipped by Pulse Fitness.

You will be involved in setting up equipment for bookings including exercise classes, various indoor / outdoor sports, bouncy castle parties and large events organised through the onsite events team. In addition, you will clean and maintain equipment, instruct, motivate and guide users to meet their full potential whilst using the Sports Fitness facilities.

About You

We are looking for candidates who hold a nationally recognised level 2 gym instructor certificate, a flexible approach to working hours and relevant experience of working in a similar environment.

We would like to hear from candidates who also have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in a Multi-use sports and leisure facility
  • Excellent practical and theoretical knowledge of all aspects of instruction in order to help users reach their specific goals
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Motivated and enthusiastic in the promotion of health and fitness
  • Good oral and written communication skills with a friendly and approachable manner
  • IT Literate
  • For full details of the experience and skills required, please see the job description above.

    The sports centre is open all year round 7 days a week between 06:30 – 22:00. We are looking for candidates who are available to cover hours across the week to cover absence and special events when required.

    Due to the nature of the role, you will also be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check.

    The closing date for this position is Thursday 30 November 2023.

    About Us

    Falmouth Exeter Plus is the service delivery partner of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter. We deliver shared services and facilities for both partners in Cornwall underpinned by close collaboration with Students Union, the combined students' union for Falmouth and UoE, to ensure that the interests of students and staff are at the heart of everything we do. Both institutions are expanding their teaching and research operations in Cornwall at a pace. It is, therefore, a fast-moving environment where agility and a positive approach to change and enhancement are critical, our purpose or mission is 'to deliver world-class shared professional services to help its university partners to achieve their global ambitions.

    Falmouth Exeter Plus welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

    Job details


    Casual Sports and Fitness Assistant


    Falmouth University


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 30, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

    Falmouth University is a multi-arts university in the south-west coastline of England in Cornwall. It is based across two campuses, one in Falmouth and the other in the close by town of Penryn. It was at first established in 1902 and later officially became a university in 2012. Apart from traditional fine art subjects, it currently offers degrees in advertising, architecture performance and marketing. In recent years, Falmouth has seen significant progress and investment where a new media centre has been established in 2017 covering photography and animation courses. With the association of the University of Exeter which carries out research on digital economy and sustainable, the organization has opened a library and teaching space named The Exchange. Falmouth students have recently positioned the university first in the UK for campus environment, library administrations and student welfare in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Its arrangement of courses covers the broadness of the creative industries, from art, design and fashion to gaming, music and film.

    Students have access to proficient standard creative facilities. At Falmouth University, they work in association with various specialist institutions from the UK and around the globe. The organizations make more opportunities for students, ensuring access to excellent higher education in the creative sectors. Their chosen partners share the values and quality guidelines. They incorporate higher, further and private schooling providers globally and in the UK, who offer courses at varying levels and in differing modes. Students start their studies with either Falmouth University or a partner association but transfer to the next organization part-way through to finish their studies. Toward the end of their studies, they get grants from both Falmouth University and the partner association.

    Academic Skills Group gives advice on the abilities required for academic study. Consultants can converse with students about everything from essay writing and time management to giving presentations and planning, research and writing dissertations. Student guides train second or third-year students from each course. Each new undergraduate student has a student coach, acting as a friendly face and point of for any inquiry they may have during their first year at Falmouth. Course facilities incorporate performance and recording studios, proficient standard photography facilities, excellent computerized manufacturing technology and a TV studio and display.

    Students can personally visit the employability group at both campuses for careers advice and guidance. Support incorporates help with finding part-time work while at college, placement and internship opportunities, advice with CVs, applications, interviews, freelance work and starting a business. Falmouth additionally offers opportunities to study or work abroad as a major aspect of a degree. The Erasmus and Study Abroad Group can support students in arranging this enhancing experience.

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