University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Sport Industry Workforce Development Officer

United Kingdom

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Sport Industry Workforce Development Officer Professional Support Staff Location: St John's Campus

Salary: £29,605 to £36,023 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Advertised On: Friday 15 September 2023 Closing Date: Friday 06 October 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: SSES2325

Do you have a genuine passion for sport and working with students?

This exciting new role brings together sports industry courses/qualifications with the creation of opportunities for student coaches / instructors to gain experience and earn as they learn. Working with NGB's and other sports industry course suppliers in areas such as coaching, officiating and, instruction to increase the provision of courses and expand student and community uptake to these courses.

The post holder has the exciting opportunity to reenergise sport industry course provision at the University, responding to industry trends whilst also creating a vibrant and diverse programme of delivery for students to gain experience whilst also generating income.

The successful candidate will hold a sport related subject degree and have a good understanding and experience of sports industry qualifications. You will also be required to demonstrate a collaborative working style and the ability to work with and develop opportunities for our students.

Working in a fast-paced environment, the role will suit a highly organised, personable, and confident communicator who has a real interest in creating and providing opportunities for our student body.

What is in it for you?

  • Annual incremental increase up to £36,023, with the opportunity to progress to £39,348
  • Up to 36 days of leave per year (inclusive of bank holidays and University closure days) rising to 41 total days after 5 years' service
  • Attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to a range of benefits including our Staff Retail Benefits Scheme
  • Wellbeing advice and support through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • In-house training and development support
  • A friendly, inclusive and supportive culture and work environment
  • For any informal queries about this role please contact Dr Susie Scriven, Director of Sport Partnerships & Community Engagement [email protected]

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    Sport Industry Workforce Development Officer


    University of Worcester


    United Kingdom


    September 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 06, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education

    About the employer

    The University of Worcester was established in 1948 as Worcester Emergency Teacher Training College. The institution was renamed as Worcester Teacher Training College and again as Worcester College of Higher Education in 1976. In the 1970s, the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) granted validation to the degrees conferred by the college. The college acquired Herefordshire and Worcestershire College of Nursing and Midwifery in 1995. In 1997, the degree-awarding powers of the institution were affirmed by the Privy Council and its name was changed to University College Worcester. The institution received the status of a university in 2005 and was given its current name. In 2010, the university was given the power of awarding research degrees by the HM Privy Council.

    The university has four sprawling campuses scattered across Worcester in the UK. St John's Campus is the site of the university's establishment and houses several residence halls, teaching spaces and sports facilities. The campus is home to the University's National Pollen, Aerobiology Research Unit and Worcester Students' Union. It also includes various facilities like Drama Studio, a multigym, Digital Arts Centre, a sports hall and AstroTurf pitches. Situated at Worcester City Centre, the university's City Campus houses the McClelland Health and Wellbeing Centre, Worcester Business School, Jenny Lind building and the Hive library. Located along a riverbank, the university's Severn Campus features modern study facilities, performance analysis suites, dance studios and the University's Arena. The Lakeside Campus serves as an activity and outdoor learning centre.

    Consisting of nine academic schools, the University of Worcester offers numerous full-time and part-time UG and PG programmes in various fields of education like arts, sciences, humanities, education, nursing, psychology, allied health, environment, sports business, law, maths and media. It houses over 10,800 students including lots of international students from various countries around the globe. The university maintains strategic partnerships with many prestigious local and international institutions such as Birmingham Metropolitan College in England, Coleg Gwent in Wales and Iron Mill College in Devon. Also, the university houses a committed placement team that strives to provide the students with excellent employment opportunities.

    The university has several notable and successful alumni. Swaroop Sampat is a famous Indian actress who is known for her role in the TV serial called 'Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi'. Daryl Mitchell is a professional English cricket player. Jacqui Smith is the first female to ever serve as the United Kingdom's Home Secretary. Kyle Pryor is a popular English actor best known for playing the role of Nate Cooper in 'Home and Away'. Kayleigh Pearson is a well-known English model who won the second High Street Honey competition by FMH.

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