Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Recreational Sport and Physical Activity Graduate Intern

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Recreational Sport and Physical Activity Graduate Intern

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Administrative Services grade 3. £22,011 per annum.

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Open to Loughborough University graduates who graduated in Summer 2023 or are due to graduate in Summer 2024 only

Pay will be enhanced to £12:00 per hour to reflect that we are a Real Living Wage Employer. Regular pay is enhanced at the point of payment.

Loughborough University is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and hardworking individual to take up a position as our next Recreational Sport & Physical Activity Graduate Intern.

If you have a passion for getting others involved in sport and physical activity, this role offers the opportunity to lead the delivery of the My Lifestyle programme, support student volunteers, and play an integral part in other recreational sport and physical activity initiatives.

As a graduate intern within Loughborough Sport's ambitious Development Team, you will be expected to work alongside a student workforce to support and develop the delivery of specific sport and physical activity sessions, events and classes.

This position is full time and fixed term from 1 August 2024 to 31 July 2025. If successful in the role, an extension of 12 months may be offered in a progressional, complementary role. Normal working pattern will be 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, but flexibility regarding evening and weekend work will be expected, particularly during key delivery periods. The role is not suitable for dynamic working but some flexibility to work from home can be discussed and agreed on.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Matty Crackell, Sport Development Manager, 07355 009879, [email protected]

Application closing date: 19 May 2024

Interview date: 24 May 2024

Further details on Job Description and Person Specification.

Loughborough University is committed to achieving equity and valuing diversity in all aspects of employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Recreational Sport and Physical Activity Graduate Intern


Loughborough University


United Kingdom


May 04, 2024

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May 19, 2024

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About the employer

The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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