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Working within Sport

The University of East Anglia, UEA Sport and the UEA Student union have many opportunities for students to volunteer and work within sport. Please see the Drop downsbelow for all options we have available however if you would like any further information please email studentsport@uea.ac.uk.

VACANCY- UEA Higher Education Rugby Activator (HERA)

4 hrs per week, Rugby coaching and office based.

Fixed term contract (term-time only), required from:  Monday 3rd December 2018 to Friday 14th June 2019

Closing Date for applications is: 9am Friday 23rd November Interviews to be held: 26th November

Job Description

HERA Application Form

The RFU and UEA Student Sport, (uea+sport) working in partnership, seeks to employ a highly motivated HE Rugby Activator to drive participation opportunities for inactive students to play rugby at the University.

The newly appointed person will be responsible for developing a rugby development plan in conjunction with, and in line with RFU and uea+sport outcomes. The aim will be to promote and deliver high quality introductory level participation programmes organised to generate and sustain interest in participation within the university. The driving factor behind all activities and competitions will be to facilitate an enjoyable participation experience with the intention of enabling participants to transition into the university club. 

The successful candidate is likely to have (but not essential) some rugby coaching experience, particularly in club environments, as well as the ability to administer these programmes and collect relevant monitoring and evaluation data. The role will focus on the participation side of rugby development, but this will also be part of an overall player pathway to progress and develop as appropriate and provide the necessary opportunities for players to maximise enjoyment and potential.

  • You will need to be enthusiastic and committed to the delivery of quality, fun and effective rugby activities to inspire the next generation of players to want to choose rugby.
  • You will need to be able to develop relationships with key partners and participants alike.
  • Candidates must demonstrate both team working skills and the ability to work unsupervised and on their own initiative.  
  • Excellent communication and IT skills will be expected.  
  • Applicants need to be willing to work some evenings and weekends as required. It is expected that the majority of the work will be conducted at the UEA campus.

For further information please contact:
Claire Harper, Sport and Physical Activity Development Coordinator Email: claire.harper@uea.ac.uk  

Sporting Volunteers

Academic Sports Activators...

…are a group of informed and enthusiastic volunteers (students and staff) who liaise between the department of Student Sport and their own academic department and contribute to the running of a successful and comprehensive sporting programme at the University.

What does a Sports Activator do?
• Provides a valuable link between academic department and PES
• Is responsible for organising the team  from their own academic department and recruiting fellow students and staff to help co-ordinate the teams for each sport
•  Gives feedback and advises on current student trends and requirements
•  Attends monthly meetings throughout the year
•  Promotes the University  & the Sportspark to prospective students and visitors to the University

Due to several activators graduating there are vacancies for either male or female activator in some schools. If you are interested in becoming an Academic Sports Activator for the 2015/2015 academic year and would like more information on this please get in touch with the uea+sport team.

To apply for an Academic Sports Activator role please download the job description and application form

Club Committee Members

All of the clubs are run by the students for the students, offering a wide variety of opportunities to acquire new skills whilst making friends. Each UEA club has a President who are experienced students who have been involved in either participating or administrating a particular club prior to becoming responsible for the overall running of a club.

What does a Club President do?
• Provides a valuable link between the club, the Union and PES and the local community
• Takes overall responsibility for the organisation of all activities on behalf of that club
• Gives feedback and advises on current student trends and requirements
• Attends monthly Club Presidents meetings throughout the year
• Promotes their sport to current and prospective students

For more information of how to become part of the committee and the other committee roles available please contact the sports clubs directly or email studentsport@uea.ac.uk page.

NGB Activators

VACANCY- UEA Higher Education Rugby Activator (HERA)

4 hrs per week, Rugby coaching and office based.

Fixed term contract (term-time only), required from:  Monday 3rd December 2018 to Friday 14th June 2019

Closing Date for applications is: 9am Friday 23rd November Interviews to be held: 26th November

Job Description

HERA Application Form

The RFU and UEA Student Sport, (uea+sport) working in partnership, seeks to employ a highly motivated HE Rugby Activator to drive participation opportunities for inactive students to play rugby at the University.

The newly appointed person will be responsible for developing a rugby development plan in conjunction with, and in line with RFU and uea+sport outcomes. The aim will be to promote and deliver high quality introductory level participation programmes organised to generate and sustain interest in participation within the university. The driving factor behind all activities and competitions will be to facilitate an enjoyable participation experience with the intention of enabling participants to transition into the university club. 

The successful candidate is likely to have (but not essential) some rugby coaching experience, particularly in club environments, as well as the ability to administer these programmes and collect relevant monitoring and evaluation data. The role will focus on the participation side of rugby development, but this will also be part of an overall player pathway to progress and develop as appropriate and provide the necessary opportunities for players to maximise enjoyment and potential.

  • You will need to be enthusiastic and committed to the delivery of quality, fun and effective rugby activities to inspire the next generation of players to want to choose rugby.
  • You will need to be able to develop relationships with key partners and participants alike.
  • Candidates must demonstrate both team working skills and the ability to work unsupervised and on their own initiative.  
  • Excellent communication and IT skills will be expected.  
  • Applicants need to be willing to work some evenings and weekends as required. It is expected that the majority of the work will be conducted at the UEA campus.

For further information please contact:
Claire Harper, Sport and Physical Activity Development Coordinator Email: claire.harper@uea.ac.uk  

 

The National Governing Body (NGB) activators assist with the sports development programme offered to the various groups within our community.  Working with the University (UEA), Sportspark (SP), Student Union (UUEAS), Club Committees and Academic Department Sports Activators, the NGB activators develop, co-ordinate and promote their sport to the University.

Current NGB Activators

Lacrosse- Gemma Moore & Jack Govey

Badminton- Megan Courtier

Climbing- Robert Woodward

England Hockey- Connor Grant & Libby Catchpole

England Netball- Emily Hayman & Tara Chapman

England Squash & Racketball- Charles Benton

Football Association- Daniel Kaye

Lawn Tennis Association- David Burrows

Rugby Football Union- William Robertson

Volleyball England- Matthew Davies & Will Mulligan

British Gymnastics- Romy Griffiths & Maya Omri

Mental Health Ambassador- Caolan Stowe

Mental Health Volunteer- Najihah Athar

Additional Information
A key focus is the development of new opportunities for students, including skills such as refereeing and coaching.  The Higher Education Officer is supported by their NGB & UEA Sport.

To be eligible to apply for any of these posts the applicant must:

• be undertaking an undergraduate or post-graduate course of study at the University of East Anglia
• have an NGB coaching qualification or significant relevant experience is required
• have excellent knowledge and understanding of their sport
• have good knowledge of social networking platforms
• have an awareness of the UEA current sports provision and the range of activities and programmes offered

For more information on our NGB Activators please email studentsport@uea.ac.uk. 

 

Sportspark Employment

Sportspark are always looking for enthusiastic and committed employees to join the team.

A full list of our current vacancies can be found on the UEA website. However we are often looking for casual members of staff which may not always be advertised. If you are interested and would like some more information on our vacancies then please email studentsport@uea.ac.uk 

Non-Sporting Volunteers

Not only does the university offer a wide variety of sport volunteering opportunities, but we also offer non-sporting volunteering opportunities for you to improve your skills and gain experience to help with your future career.  We have many opportunities running throughout the University of East Anglia and the UEA Students union. For more information please follow the above links.