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Sports Operations Manager
Ormskirk, UK
United Kingdom
£34,189 to £38,460 per annum
Full time
27 Feb 2019
13 Feb 2019
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Location: Ormskirk
Salary: £34,189 to £38,460 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Reference: EHA0009-0219

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

You will be an experienced manager with a background of working in a busy sport and leisure facilities environment. You will be a confident communicator with exceptional organisational skills that will enable you to prioritise conflicting demands and deliver challenging targets. You will be an excellent leader, commercially astute and able to encourage the team to deliver exceptional customer service to ensure that Edge Hill Sport makes a measurable impact across the university and beyond. Your ability to develop relationships with external and internal stakeholders will ensure that you quickly establish yourself as a key member of our multi-award-winning team.

About the Role

You will manage the university sports facilities, including the effective leadership and co-ordination of area managers, operational staff, resources and health and safety matters. You will be a member of the senior management team within the university sports service ( Edge Hill Sport ), significantly contributing to the strategic business planning within the management team and leading and managing a large team of staff to ensure that the sports facilities run effectively, efficiently and safely during all opening hours.

You will deputise for The Head of Sport and Commercial Services when required and will significantly contribute to the development and delivery of the University Sports Services Strategy ensuring that the customer service, facilities and operations provided across the service are excellent, fit for purpose/best practice at all times.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer a range of specialist development sessions or courses and an award-winning staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means as well as opportunities to attend interactive sessions like ‘Presenting with Impact’ or ‘Preparing for Your Future’ you are able to have a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, benefit from discounted membership to our state of the art sport and leisure facilities and so much more.

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Paul Greenwood, Head of Sport and Commercial Services:

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

To apply please click ‘Apply Now’ below

Closing Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019
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