Lancaster University – Rugby job opportunity

Date: 04 November 2021

Students’ Union
Salary:   £20,092 to £22,254
Closing Date:   Tuesday 16 November 2021
Interview Date:   Thursday 25 November 2021
Reference:  N2708

Are you passionate about rugby? 

Do you have a talent for motivating and enthusing others to be active? 

Can your energy make a real difference to a student’s experience at university?

 Covid 19 has hit HE sport particularly hard and Lancaster University Students’ Union in Partnership with UCLan and the RFU are looking for a focussed and committed team player to help us support the rebuild and growth Rugby Union across the region. Lancaster have recently recruited a new Associate Director of Sport and the new multi million pound sports centre extension is finished and ready to host an exciting calendar of sporting events. UCLan has also recently started to implement its new sports strategy. You will join us at an exciting but challenging time for sport at Lancaster and UCLan as we work collaboratively with our Universities to shape our sporting offer to reflect Lancaster’s top 10 academic standing and UCLan’s ambition to increase in British University Collages Sport (BUCS) standing.

This role will be a fundamental part of our recreational sporting programme that engages thousands of students across both campus, giving them an outlet for their passions and helping them to develop new skills in the process.  You’ll become part of an energetic team dedicated to supporting students make the most of their time here through opportunities that have a positive impact on the University experience across both Lancaster and UCLan.

We are looking for someone who can collaborate creatively with others but who also isn’t afraid of taking responsibility for the successful delivery of projects and events. To succeed in this role you will need an eye for detail and be able to demonstrate a high level of efficiency when it comes to administrative duties. You will need to have empathy and a good understanding of what it is like to be a student today and the subtleties of sporting landscape in higher education. A passion for rugby is a must too!

In return we can offer you a supportive, flexible, and rewarding work environment. You will also be able to help shape sport for future students at Lancaster University.

This is a full-time fixed term contract until 7 July 2022. 

Please note the job requires some travel between Lancaster University and UCLan sports arena / Preston Grasshoppers.

As a Students’ Union, we have a hugely diverse membership and we’re working towards our staff team reflecting this; we’d welcome any applications from black and minority ethnic candidates that help us to achieve this.

For more information about the current sporting offer at Lancaster please visit the following websites:

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