Swansea University is an active University with a passion for sport. We believe that sport and active lifestyles are central to our overall success and helps our students, staff and wider community to thrive and flourish.
Our ambition is to deliver sector leading sports experiences which inspire and enrich our Community and contribute to being recognised as the most active and successful sporting university in Wales.
We have recently initiated a new Sport Swansea: Active University strategy, which aims to accelerate our ambitions, promote success and improve our operations over the next three academic periods. Our Strategy is based on four core pillars – Inspire, Aspire, Engage, Enable – which recognises and responds to the need to provide high quality opportunities for participation in physical activity, recreational and performance sport incorporating all levels of experience and ability.
Throughout the strategic period 2020/21-2023/24, we are aiming to significantly increase participation, successes, impact and profile by removing barriers, creating efficiency and delivering inclusive opportunities.
The University is seeking an experienced, ambitious and visionary leader to help implement the strategy and elevate our sport and activity offerings to new levels.
The post holder will lead on the strategic and operational management of the University’s Student Sport Department (Sport Swansea), both on and off campus, maximising efficiency and ensuring high quality services, whilst supporting the enhancement of the student, staff, community and visitor experience.
The role will be directly responsible for the following departments, services and functions:
1. Student Sport (Recreational) - Management of programmes and services for participatory, recreational and competitive student sport, including all BUCS teams, intra-mural and community/regional sport, working in partnership with the Students’ Union.
2. Student Sport (Performance) – Management and direction of the High Performance programme including strategic partnerships, scholarships, dual career support and student/athlete recruitment.
The post holder will have support the Head of Service in developing and implementing strategies relating to Student Sport and will sit on the University’s Sports Executive.