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'Active US' Participation Coordinator

Active US” is an exciting and innovative project delivered by Sussexsport, with the aim of getting the University of Sussex student population more physically active.

Focusing on key demographic groups, the project delivers a weekly programme of peer led, accessible and sociable sporting opportunities across the academic year.  This is complemented by themed weeks and one off events, working with key partners on and off of campus.

To help deliver this project, we require an enthusiastic, creative and self-motivated Participation Officer who will have a remit to work with the Students’ Union, schools of study, residences, non-active societies, the student Buddy scheme, National Governing Bodies of Sport and other key partners to grow and develop a programme of sporting activity to meet the needs of specific groups amongst the campus population.

They will be expected to work closely with other members of the Sussexsport team and the Students’ Union to strengthen the overall social sport and informal competitive sport offer on campus and support the day to day operations of the service.

The applicant should have a strong understanding of planning, promoting and delivering a programme of sport; a proven ability to engage and motivate non sporting students; experience in delivering coaching sessions; experience in line managing sessional staff; competence in the use of IT tools and social media; an understanding of sporting structures; the health and fitness benefits of physical activity; being able to work within set budget parameters; knowledge of recording and evaluating data; the ability to plan, prioritise and organise work to meet agreed objectives and being able to work as part of a team.

Please contact Luke Terrill (Deputy Head of Sport) on 01273 877687 or l.o.terrill@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

Closing date: Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date (15 December 2022)

Expected Interview date: 4 January 2023

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'Active US' Participation Coordinator


University of Sussex


£23,144 - £26,396 per annum, pro rata if part time


36.5 hours per week

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