Recreation Assistant

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND

Reference Number
60019366 60024285
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School / Service
Professional Services
Student and Academic Services
Contract Duration
Salary Range (£)
18940 to 21220


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings), attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in academic staff, estate and systems and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

Our students, all 22,000 of them, are our customers.  So we want to do everything we can to support them and make their experience here rewarding and successful.  That's why our Sport and Leisure Services team are so important. With the investment in Sport at City, we are looking for the best and brightest to strenghten our Team, and improve upon our goal of offering sporting opportunities to our students, staff and local community.


The post holder will assist in the safe set up & organisation of sports activities. They will take particular responsibility for preparing activity areas, to include the safe setting up and dismantling of equipment and ensuring that all equipment is stored safely and securely when not in use.The ability to manually lift heavy equipment (up to 80kg in a 2 person lift) is vital. Cleaning & maintenance of equipment & playing areas are of high priority. Health & Safety training will be provided. This is a highly critical customer care role, working with a customer base in an environment where constant face to face interactions form a large part of the job content.

Person Specification

This role requires first aid qualified individuals with good knowledge of Health and Safety legislation in relation to sport and leisure centre operations. A clear understanding of standard operating procedures and emergency action plans is essential to this role. It will be important to have a high level of physical fitness to ensure safe, efficient and timely set up/set downs of sport activities.

Good organisation and time management skills are essential together with a commitment to delivering a professional customer service to all CitySport users.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm on 8th August 2017.

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