University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Sport and Physical Activity Assistant (Students)

Sport and Physical Activity Assistant (Students)

This is an exciting new role which has been developed to support the expansion of the Active Students Programme at Cambridge.

The role holder will be part of the team responsible for coordinating and supporting the day to day delivery of sport and physical activity opportunities for students in line with the Collegiate University's strategic priorities.

They will work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, in particular the University Wellbeing Team and Colleges, to provide welcoming, inclusive and accessible activity opportunities throughout the collegiate student community.

Full time and part-time options are available. The hours will be variable and include a mix of early mornings, daytime, evening and weekend work.

Applicants should have experience of organising and delivering sport and physical activity participation programmes, ideally with student groups or people with variable levels of experience and fitness.

Applicants should also have administrative experience with the ability to plan, project manage and monitor performance effectively. They should be able to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, manage their own time, take initiative and work proactively.

Applicants should be educated to A Level or have equivalent experience in the higher education sector. They should hold sports coaching and/or leadership qualifications and be confident enough to run physical activity sessions for student groups. They should also have a Mental Health First Aid Certificate (2 Day Course) or the ability to achieve this qualification within 12 months.

For a full Job Description and Person Specification, please see the Further Information document using the link below.

If you have any questions which are not covered by the Further Information document or the Sports Website, please e-mail [email protected].

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions which are not covered by the Further Information document or the Sports Website, please e-mail [email protected].

Please quote reference DG41433 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


University Sports Service, Cambridge






Assistant staff


6 May 2024

Closing date

27 May 2024

Job details


Sport and Physical Activity Assistant (Students)


University of Cambridge


United Kingdom


May 06, 2024

Application deadline

May 27, 2024

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