Sports Assistant - CG1476RH

We are seeking to appoint highly motivated, qualified and experienced individuals to uphold and ensure the safe and efficient daily operations within the gym and sporting facilities of Saints Sport.  


With a focus on excellent customer service, your role will be to ensure all Sports Centre facilities are fit for purpose, setting up equipment as required and ensuring all areas are clean, tidy and ready for use.  You will undertake fitness inductions and give basic advice on safe technique and training programmes, ensuring that gym users behave in an appropriate and safe manner in line with Normal Operating Procedures. You will use our leisure management system on a daily basis and ensure that equipment maintenance records are up to date and accurate, reporting any issues to the Duty Manager.  You will have responsibility for supervising casual staff and will be expected to deputise for the Duty Manager when required.  You will have responsibility for ensuring that the building is ready for opening and is closed down properly each night in accordance with our Normal Operating Procedures.  


You will hold a REPS accredited level 2 fitness qualification (or equivalent) and have knowledge of a broad range of sports and their requirements.  You should also have experience of working with young adults and children and assisting with sports events.  Please note that we may consider applicants who do not currently hold a level 2 fitness qualification but who would be willing to make a commitment to gaining the qualification within the first 6 months of their employment.


You must possess excellent communication skills, the ability to develop good working relationships with people at all levels, and good organisational and time management skills.  It will be necessary for the post holder to work on a rotating shift pattern including weekends, evenings and public holidays as required.   A flexible approach to working hours is required, particularly during University term time.


Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • Annual leave of 30 days, plus 5 public holidays
  • Membership of the S&LAS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies 
  • Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services
  • Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel
  • Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff/children of staff, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme and a range of wellbeing initiatives 
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives including membership of Peppy, a health application that connects staff to expert practitioners and personalized support on health matters

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to a member of our Duty Management Team, email:, Tel: 01334 462187.


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:



This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.  Information on other visa options is available at or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on


Closing Date: 24th May 2024                                            


Interview Date: 4th June 2024


Please quote ref: CG1476RH    


Further Particulars - CG1476RH FP's.doc




Saints Sports

Salary: £23,220 - £25,138 per annum

Start date: As soon as possible









Sports Assistant - CG1476RH