Sports Scholarship and Recruitment Officer

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 02 Aug 2022


This full-time post is available on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

University of Exeter Sport are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join their team.

Based at the University Sports Park within the Performance Sport team, this role will be responsible for the co-ordination, development and administration of the University Sports Scholarship Scheme. Working closely with the Head of Performance and Heads of our performance sports, this role will also drive the profile of Exeter Sport as a University of choice to potential students, schools, and other external organisations.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal confidently and professionally with both internal and external customers, from all levels of an organisation. You will possess high level communication skills and have an ability to work with precision and accuracy with great attention to detail and creative flair. A passion for university sport, experience of talented athlete lifestyle support, marketing experience and previous work with external partners is desirable, as is experience of student recruitment.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 wks full pay), paternity leave (up to six wks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Further information

For an informal conversation or further information please contact Charlotte Hale, Head of Performance 01392 722294 or

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