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The deadline for this job vacancy has passed. However, if you are still interested and think you would make a good Get Active Leader, please email your CV and covering letter to This should include your availability, relevant experience and what campus you're based at.

Get Active Leader

Job description

  • Job Title: Get Active Leader
  • Department: SportBeds
  • Salary: £8.78 per hour
  • Working Hours: Flexible
  • Appointment Period: September 2018 – April 2019
  • Location: Bedford and Luton

Please indicate on your covering letter if you are applying for the position based at Bedford or Luton.

Purpose of Post

As part of the University of Bedfordshire student and staff partnership programme we are looking for key leaders to facilitate multisport activities across our two main campuses.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • To be an advocate of the Get Active programme.
  • To provide a high level of customer service to Students and Staff.
  • To undertake regular and planned routine checks of activity equipment.
  • To assist with the setting up/removal of equipment as necessary in order to ensure smooth and efficient delivery of activities.
  • To facilitate the Get Active loyalty scheme.
  • To be a spokesperson of the Get Active Programme.
  • Deal with queries/questions from Get Active Members.
  • Record session bookings and attendances.
  • To assist with administrative duties, including repoting feedback from members and regular session attendences.
  • Administer first aid as necessary and complete associated documentation.
  • To assist in producing publicity material to promote the programme.
  • To have an active presence on the Get Active Social media outlets.
  • To exercise all due care in respect of Health & Safety and to carry out the requirements of the University of Bedfordshire’s practices and procedures on Health & Safety to ensure the safety of all members.
  • The post holder is required to work flexibly around the Get Active sessions, which will include regular evening and weekend hours.
  • The post holder is also required to undertake other duties within the competence of the post holder, which may reasonably be required from time to time.

Person requirements

Personal Specification

  • Studying a degree at Undergraduate level at UoB
  • Advocate of customer care ensuring that the experience of each customer is positive and satisfactory
  • Experience of dealing with a range of customer queries/concerns in a professional manner
  • Excellent communication skills in all aspects
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent Time Management Skills
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team, exercise initiative and work independently
  • Flexible and adaptable working approach
  • Approachable
  • Ability to work shifts, including evenings and weekends.
  • One Governing Body of Sport qualification
  • First Aid qualification
  • Safeguarding qualification
  • Experience of work in a Higher Education context
  • Commitment to ongoing personal development and training


With in your application, please inform us of your availability. If successful, we will do our utmost to allocate your shifts around your availability.
Where possible your shifts will be the same each week.


Successful candidates will be required to attend Get Active training. Dates will be confirmed at a later date, however please bear in mind this is likely to be the week before Fresher’s. This is compulsory.

If you do not already possess your Safeguarding and Protecting Children qualification or first aid you will be required to attend one of the Safeguarding courses and the First Aid course, please see the dates below:

  • Safeguarding and Projecting Children Bedford Golf Club Monday 17th September 2018 18:30-21:30
  • Safeguarding and Projecting Children Flitwick Football Community Centre Wednesday 14th November 2018 18:30-21:30
  • Emergency First Aid (Two day course) Dunstable Community Fire Station Monday 8th October 2018 18:30-21:30 Tuesday 9th October 18:30-21:30

NB - The hiring manager may check your qualifications and references. Please ensure these are accurate and you have relevant certificates and documentation.

  • Location: Luton and Bedford
  • Working hours: Part-time
  • Contract: Fixed term
  • Duration: 7-12 months

Application information

This vacancy has already closed but we may be able to consider any suitable candidates for vacancies that arise in the future. To apply submit your tailored CV and Covering Letter (including an explanation of why you would be a good candidate for this role) as a single Word document file (one attachment) to

Eligibility to work in UK

We recognises the value of diversity within the workplace and is committed to equal opportunities for all. However, applicants who are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland should be aware that employers are bound by certain legal immigration restrictions which affect their ability to employ non-EEA nationals in the UK. The immigration legislation requires employers to view evidence of the successful candidate's eligibility to work in the UK before confirming any offer of employment.

Please note, due to UK Visas & Immigration requirements, students on Tier 4 visas are not allowed to take up permanent full-time positions.
If you are a non-EEA national and currently without the right to work in the UK and are considering applying for this role, the following sources of information should help you to identify whether you will be able to obtain the necessary rights to work in the UK