Sports Development Manager
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Sports Development Manager to oversee the management and development of an innovative and engaging sports and fitness programme that maximises participation for students, staff and community. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring programmes have a robust structure, cater for all levels of ability and adopt sporting pathways.
For full job description, criteria and applications visit the advert on the Jobs at Stirling page.
Get involved in sport: learn new skills by volunteering
We have an extensive range of sports, health and fitness volunteering opportunities in coaching, event management, facility management, marketing and media and officiating.
We have placements on campus with local community sport organisations and national sports agencies. The Zambia Project offers an international volunteering experience where each summer, students from the University deliver a wide range of sports and activities to young Zambians.
Volunteering is one of the best ways to develop your professional skills, gain experience and enhance your CV. There’s no better time to do it than at university.
If you have time, energy and commitment, we have a role for you.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
We have some exciting opportunities for students who are looking to enhance their CV and university experience by taking part in our Get Active program!
Assistant Sport Activator x4
Are you passionate about sport? Come and boost your CV by getting involved with the brand new Get Active Programme. Help us get more students active and be involved with shaping the direction of the programme. Excellent opportunity to gain experience coordinating your own sports session and organising pop-up events.
Lead Outdoor Fitness Activator
Are you passionate about fitness and the outdoors? Do you have a fitness qualification? We have an exciting opportunity for a student to lead a beginner jogging session and outdoor fitness class on the brand new Get Active programme. This is an excellent opportunity to boost your CV. You will gain experience leading your own session, promoting physical activity to students and shaping a new sports programme.
Volunteers and coaches play a vital role in sport. Volunteering is one of the best ways to develop your professional skills, gain experience and enhance your CV. There is no better time to do it than at University. If you have time, energy and commitment, we have a role for you. Volunteering is an important factor that many employers take into consideration when they recruit.
As a volunteer you will:
Gain knowledge and experience in the sport, health and fitness and environment.
- Develop transferable skills such as communication, confidence, time management, organisation, leadership.
- Achieve personal satisfaction by helping others.
- Have fun and meet new people.
- Enhance your employability.
- Gain recognised qualifications.
The University offers an extensive range of sports, health and fitness volunteering opportunities. Choose from sports coaching, event management, facility management, marketing and media and officiating. There are placements on campus with local community sport organisations, and national sports agencies whilst the Zambia Project offers an international volunteering experience.
What do I get?
In return for your dedication, we will provide recognition for your volunteering and support to help you access training and development opportunities. Examples of what we offer include:
- Discount on health, fitness and lifestyle qualifications
- Help to secure subsidy on UKCC qualifications
- Training to equip you with the skills, understanding and confidence to deliver activities effectively to a range of people in a range of settings
Coaching – children
We’ve coaching opportunities available for gymnastics, tennis, golf and swimming coaches in the term-time classes. During the Easter and summer holiday programmes we also have opportunities for sports leaders.
Coaching – Sports Union
The sports union has over 50 different sports clubs. The teams compete at various levels from local to regional and national level within BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport). This area is well suited for coaches who have some experience in coaching and looking to develop their skills in this environment.
You can also gain plenty of skills by working in a Union sports club committee. Managing fixtures, planning trips and competitions and dealing with finances are all invaluable skills for your future career within sport.
You’ll work alongside our fitness officers and learn the daily routines to manage a gym facility and to ensure an all-round, safe and enjoyable customer experience. You’ill get the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised fitness qualification at a reduced cost.
Do you want to get involved in the planning and delivery of one-off events and sporting occasions?
As the home of so many national governing bodies we’re your gateway to an exciting range of different events. On campus you can:
- help at the annual Dumyat Hill Race that attracts talented runners from across Scotland
- organise the primary golf festival held at Airthrey
- inspire young swimmers to achieve their personal best in the Distance Swim Challenge
- contribute to major participation events such as Race for Life
Marketing and media
If you’re passionate about sport with aspirations to pursue a career within media and communication then we want to hear from you!
We need digital and social media savvy students to help promote the sports activities happening on campus including events, programmes and teams programme. Support will be required particularly around busy periods such as major events, but also on a regular basis with programmes such as our participation sports programme, sports teams and fitness activities.
Stirling is one of seven British universities working together on the international development programme Volunteer Zambia. The IDEALS Zambia project has been rebranded "Volunteer Zambia" but is still committed to supporting sports development in the capital city of Lusaka. Those involved aim to develop mutually beneficial relationships working alongside Zambian partners to share knowledge and experience between UK staff and students and their Zambian counterparts.
Each summer, students from the University are selected and trained to deliver a wide range of sports and activities to young Zambians within Lusaka. It offers students the opportunity to add value to their University education, enhance their global awareness, develop their leadership skills and improve their teaching, coaching and officiating abilities.
Students work alongside the Zambian non-government organisation Sport in Action to run a wide range of sports and physical activities. The initiative focuses on the positive impact that sport can have upon impoverished communities, helping to improve the quality of their lives and delivering key health messages.
The seven universities involved, collectively known as the Wallace Group, are:
- University of Bath
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Durham University
- Loughborough University
- Northumbria University
- University of St Andrews
- University of Stirling
For further information please contact Chris Purdie on 01786 466900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org