Sport programme Coordinator

Location:                  Glasgow City Centre
Salary:                       £23,067 - £25,941 (Grade 5)
Contract Type:        Permanent
FTE:                             1.0 (35 hours per week)
Job Description:    Download


Closing Date:          07-01-2020
Interviews:              15 or 16-01-2020



The University of Strathclyde Sports Union (USSU), located in Glasgow City Centre, is the coordinating body for organised sport at the University of Strathclyde.

USSU is a constituent group of Strathclyde Students Union and integrated working partner of Strathclyde Sport, the University’s sport and recreation department. Together, we recognise the importance of an active lifestyle in both the experience that it provides our shared student audience as well as the positive impact that it can have on their wellbeing.

Following an internal reassignment, USSU seeks to appoint a Sport Programme Coordinator to work within the Sport Coordinator team and support effective delivery of the club sport work stream within the wider University of Strathclyde sport programme, specifically the core administration and logistical planning of all student sport fixtures, competitions and events.



Based out of the £31m Strathclyde Sport campus facility, you will take responsibility for coordinating the effective administration and communication of the competitive student sport fixtures and competitions calendar, including British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) and Scottish Student Sport (SSS) frameworks, ensuring weekly sports team fixtures are organised and provide students with a high-quality experience.

You will be a keen team player with experience of sport administration (paid or voluntary), possessing the ability to build strong working relationships with student volunteers and staff in other departments to ensure we provide a full sport development service. Furthermore, you will be required to contribute to the diverse operating plan for sport by taking a leading role on key events and development initiatives that aim to increase engagement and enhance the student experience, such as the Come & Try taster sport programme and Glasgow Cup varsity.

Consequently, you must be able to balance both administrative duties and club development opportunities within the role.

We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and engaging individual with experience of sport administration and coordinating programme opportunities within a comparable environment. 

The successful candidate will be contracted to Strathclyde Students Union, operating out of the Sports Union office based in Strathclyde Sport.



Applicants are required to complete an Application & Equality Monitoring Form including the name of two referees who may be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise.

Applicants must also upload CV and Cover Letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate.

All applications for the role should be submitted online by midnight of Tuesday 7th January 2020 through the Strath Union Breathe HR portal, found via the Apply Now link below.

Please see link below for the Job Description document which contains the person specification criteria that you should address in your application.

If you have any issues regarding your application please contact the Sports Union. Please note the office will be closed for the festive break between 20-12-2019 and 06-01-2020 however emails will be monitored periodically.

*Candidates MUST upload documents (i.e. CV, Cover Letter & Equality Form) to the Breathe HR portal to be considered for the role.*