Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Sports Duty Manager

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Sports Duty Manager

£27,181 rising annually to £29,605 Full Time, Fixed Term - Senior Staff

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual with a passion for sport and active lifestyles; we are seeking to recruit someone with a real desire to have a positive impact on the lives of others, whilst delivering customer service excellence in a fast paced environment; working within a large team of equally driven colleagues. As a Sports Duty Manager, you will have a varied role ranging from managing sports facilities, supervising colleagues, dealing with customers and attending team meetings.

You will be responsible for ensuring each shift runs smoothly, opening and closing responsibilities, conducting facilities checks and pool water tests. You will provide management cover across all aspects of the sports centre whilst on shift. You are the main point of operational contact, helping wherever necessary, making sure customers are happy and ensuring your team are where they should be at the right times. We are looking for a strong team player with skill, energy, and determination to help drive and develop the business alongside a team of like minded individuals.

This role also gives you the opportunity to learn all aspects of the business in preparation for your next career step.

Some responsibilities of this role include (but are not limited to):

- To help lead and manage the day to day running of all facilities

- To help lead and deliver operational excellence of the facilities

- Ensuring a welcoming front of house presence is always delivered

- Assuming responsibility for centre operations on a shift rotation basis, including key holding, opening and/or closing the centre

- Coordinating the efficient and effective deployment of your team

- Carry out fitness instruction, reception cover, and pool supervision as trained and required

- Pool water testing and plant room management

- Financial reconciliation and banking duties

- Carrying out relevant and required Health and Safety checks

- Establish and maintain excellent relationships with our customers and visitors.

In this role you will work cross site between our Headington Campus and our Harcourt Hill campus.

The candidate:

- Have a passion for sports and active lifestyles

- Have some experience of working in a customer service role; whether in hospitality, retail or leisure

- A National Pool Lifeguard qualification or willing to work towards obtaining this qualification

- Must be passionate about great customer service

- Must be willing to work a flexible shift pattern including early mornings, evenings, and weekends

- Should understand relevant health and safety legislation

- Should have excellent verbal communication skills

- Should have confidence and an approachable nature.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You'll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University.

What you will get:

- Excellent personal development opportunities

- Opportunity of mentorship with senior staff at the University

- Access to sports facilities

- An opportunity to be challenged and learn.

You will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme (19.2% Employer contribution rate), cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (Brookes Nursery, gym, and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document 'All about Brookes' below.

At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background.

As a Disability Confident Employer we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

If you feel like you have the required skills and experience, please complete the application form.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Jamie Buxton to arrange a call or meeting. Point of contact: Jamie Buxton, Operations and Compliance Manager [email protected]

CV and Personal Statement :

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

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https: // my.corehr.com/pls/oburecruit/erqjobspecdetailsform.jobspec?pid=157959 Closing Date : 03-Dec-2023 Vacancy ID : 157959 Faculty or Directorate : Estates and Campus Services Location : Cheney Centre for Sport For more information : [email protected] Posted on : 17-Nov-2023

Job details


Sports Duty Manager


Oxford Brookes University


United Kingdom


November 18, 2023

Application deadline

December 03, 2023

Job type



Business and Economics

About the employer

Voted the UK’s top modern university (QS World University Rankings 2021), Oxford Brookes University is a campus university located in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. There are three campuses that are part of the university, linked by the BROOKESbus. The Students’ Union and the many societies on campus help to build the close-knit but diverse community Oxford Brookes is known for. Oxford Brookes was ranked in the top 50 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021).

Oxford Brookes is a diverse and exciting place to study, with students from more than 140 countries making up 17 per cent of the student population. It provides an exciting student experience, with an internationally-focused atmosphere both academically and socially. With a huge range of events and societies, as well as an excellent student support system, students can make the most of their university experience.

Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching (Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2020), Oxford Brookes is known for the standard of teaching that its faculty provides. 94 per cent of the research at Oxford Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014), which means students are learning from leaders in their field.

Oxford Brookes has excellent graduate outcomes, with over 95 per cent of Oxford Brookes students in employment or further study within six months of graduating, and students have access to career support throughout their time at university to ensure they can achieve their career goals.

The quality of the academic teaching at Oxford Brookes has an outstanding reputation, with a total of 11 faculty members having been awarded National Teaching Fellows, the most prestigious award in UK higher education teaching. 

Students are taught by faculty members who are experts in their field and who are constantly undertaking new and important research in these areas. 94 per cent of the research at Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Students are able to exchange ideas with teachers who work collaboratively to push their subject area forward. Students at the university benefit from new ideas being exchanged and developed between their own teachers and departments across the world. Oxford Brookes is well known for its international and global focus.

Students can live in university accommodation, a great place to meet people and settle into university life. Full-time first-year international students starting in September are guaranteed a place in university accommodation if they would like it and are able to meet the application deadlines. There are a range of halls in and around the three campuses, with on-site support at all of them. All halls are on a BROOKESbus route and students living in halls can purchase a discounted bus pass entitling them to free travel on these services.

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