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Recruitment and volunteering

We’ve an extensive range of sports, health and fitness internship and volunteering opportunities in coaching, event management, facility management, marketing, media and officiating running throughout the year.

If you have time, energy and commitment why not be the difference and play your part!

Current vacancies and internship opportunities

Applying for an internship

Please complete and return an internships application form by the relevant deadline to contact named in description above.

Volunteering opportunities

  • 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 and Colleges Sport). You could volunteer if you have some coaching experience and you’re looking to develop your skills.

    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.

  • Fitness centre

    You’ll work alongside our fitness officers and learn how to manage a gym facility while ensuring an all-round, safe and enjoyable experience for our customers.

  • Events

    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 and you want 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, teams and programmes. Support will be required at 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.

  • Volunteer Zambia

    Want to spend your summer coaching sports and completing sports development work for six weeks in Lusaka, Zambia? 

    Join our Volunteer Zambia Project and take part in a life changing experience.

    Read more on the Volunteer Zambia page

Why volunteer?

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 and many employers take volunteering into consideration when they recruit.

As a volunteer you'll:

  • gain knowledge and experience in the sport, health and fitness and environment
  • develop transferable skills such as communication, confidence, time management, organisation and leadership
  • achieve personal satisfaction by helping others
  • have fun and meet new people
  • enhance your employability
  • gain recognised qualifications

What do I get?

In return for your dedication, we’ll provide recognition for your volunteering and support to help you access training and development opportunities. Examples of what we offer include:

  • discounts 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

Contact the Sports Volunteer Coordinator

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