Student Sport and Physical Activity Development Coordinator (SP541)

University of East Anglia, Norwich


Sport and Commercial Services Division

UEA Sportspark


REF: SP541

Salary on appointment will be £26,910 per annum, with an annual increment up to £27,633 per annum.

UEA+sport enables holistic sports delivery across a range of programmes including:

  • Participation (Active Campus)
  • Ziggurat
  • Local League competition
  • BUCS
  • National and Elite level competition 

This is in addition to enabling workforce enhancement through its’ award-winning Volunteer Academy project, club alumni engagement, social activities, events, fundraising and community engagement. 

The uea+sport team also works closely with local, regional and national partners to enhance independent programme pathway development. 

You will join two other existing Sport and Physical Activity Development Coordinators 

in supporting the enhancement of our student sport clubs to develop and achieve their aims and progress their achievements to a higher level. 

In this role, you will be responsible for up to 20 student clubs and their holistic development, undertaking projects that may include:

  • Social media and marketing
  • Events
  • Workforce development
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • IMS development
  • Performance programme activity (including scholarship and alumni development) 

You will play an integral role in the delivery of the Active Campus participation programme that is vital to the continued delivery of sport and physical activity to over 50% of the student body. 

You will have a degree in a sports related field (or equivalent qualification) and/or experience in the HE sporting sector, together with experience of working in a sport development related role and of setting up and establishing new initiatives. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are essential.

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This full-time post is available immediately on an indefinite basis.

Benefits include:

  • 28 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days.
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hydbrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependents, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to sportspark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.

Closing date:  15 June 2023

The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. As examples, we already hold an Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality. We also have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.

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