Summer 2022 / autumn semester opportunities

Looking for casual work during the summer months or new semester? Wanting to take your first steps into a career in sport, health and wellbeing? We've got a range of casual employment opportunities which could be just right for you!

To register interest in any of our roles, please complete our online recruitment form and submit your CV and cover letter to Submissons of interest will close on Sunday 17 April at 11.59pm.

Available casual roles

Coaching - Swim teacher (course available)

You are required to hold an STA level 1 Swim teaching qualification as a minimum (please check our training courses page for information on an upcoming swim teaching course taking place in May and June). We are also keen to speak with individuals who hold an Early Years Swim Teacher qualification.

Individuals should have some experience delivering swimming lessons to children/adults as part of the Scottish Swimming Pathway.

Our Swim programme runs at the following times so availability will need to match the current pool time we have available to deliver lessons

Mondays: 4pm - 7pm

Wednesdays: 4pm - 7pm

Fridays: 4pm - 7pm

Sunday Mornings – Coming Soon

Pay rate: £10.73 per hour

Coaching - Tennis coach

A UKCC level 1 in Tennis Coaching is required for this role. You should be able to demonstrate some delivery experience delivering children Mini Tennis Sessions in line with the LTA Children’s pathway.

Our Tennis Programme runs at the following times so availability will need to match the current court times we have available to deliver lessons.

Mondays 4pm-6pm

Tuesdays 4pm-6pm

Friday 4.30pm-5.30pm

Saturdays 9am- 11am

Pay rate: £10.73 per hour

Coaching - Holiday camp coach and activity leaders

As we look to reinstate our summer sports programme, we are looking for individuals who have an interest and willingness in working with children in a sporting environment during the school summer holidays (July-August)

Depending on your qualifications, skills and experience we will allocate you to a specific camp role.

Camp Coach- Regardless of what sport, we would be looking for our camp coaches to hold at least a Sports Specific Level 1 Coaching qualification to be able to actively plan and deliver the coaching session with additional support from the Activity leaders.

Activity Leader- No qualification is necessary, just the willingness and desire to work with children and young people. You should possess the creativity and imagination to deliver fun and activities/games to keep participants entertained.  Ideally, we would like the leaders to hold a Sports Leadership qualification if available.

Our Holiday Camp Coaching team need to be full of energy and enthusiasm, have excellent communication skills, be friendly and approachable, be reliable and hardworking and have an interested in working with children.

*Please note you must be available over the summer months to show an interest in these roles. (July & August 2022)

Pay rate (Holiday camp coach): £10.73 per hour 

Pay rate (Holiday activity leader): £9.90 per hour

Coaching - Student sport activity leaders (from Sep 2022)

The Student Sport Activity Leader will assist with the delivery of high quality, well-structured recreational sport sessions for our Student Sport programme. Your role will be to ensure the sessions are set up, registers are taken, and students have some structure and guidance provided to ensure the sessions are enjoyable, safe and inclusive for all.

No formal qualification is required for this role but individuals should have excellent knowledge of multiple sporting rules and general awareness of sports. (badminton, basketball, football, table tennis and netball) We ask that individuals are positive and energetic, approachable, reliable and willing to adapt and learn new skills.

Do you have an offer to study at University of Stirling next semester or will be returning back after the Summer and looking to pick up some part time work in a sports setting where you can socialise and meet new people then we are looking for you.

*Please note you must be available some evenings and weekends from September 2022 to be considered for this role.

Pay rate: £9.90 per hour

Coaching - Football and netball referees (from Sep 2022)

The Sports Referee will assist with the delivery of high quality, well-structured recreational sport sessions for our Student Sport programme. Your role will be to explain rules to captains/players, ensure all players are registered to play, referee games and ensure players follow the rules, record scores and ensure the scores are reported at the end of the matches.

Ideally you will be a qualified referee in the relevant sport, but these sessions are recreational games and are not competitive matches, so experience of refereeing is all we need. You shul have excellent knowledge of the rules of the sport their practical application during a game.

*Please note you must be available some evenings and weekends from September 2022 to be considered for this role.

Pay rate: £9.90 per hour

Fitness - Class instructors

We are looking for individuals who currently hold qualifications and have experience delivering group fitness classes including:

  • Zumba, Boxfit/Boxercise, HIIT, Indoor Cycle, TRX, Kettlebells, Yoga, Pilates, Aquacise, Circuit classes, among others.

As a Fitness Instructor you will plan and deliver group fitness and exercise sessions to a diverse range of students, staff and community members.

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the planning and promotion of an innovate and on trend fitness class timetable as we look to develop and expand our class offering.

You need to be reliable, energetic, flexible approach to working hours, have high delivery standards, be able to motivate and inspire others, have a positive outlook and excellent customer care skills.

Pay rate: £20-£30 per hour


Fitness - Les Mills instructors

From September 2022 we will be looking to add 3 Les Mills Programmes to our timetable. Body Combat, Body Balance and A dance based programme yet to be confirmed (Body Jam, Sh’bam or Barre)

If you already have a Les Mills Qualification and would be interested in delivering classes with us please apply as a fitness instructor and highlight which qualification you have.

If you are not yet trained in Les Mills but are interested in becoming qualified, please complete our notice of interest form. (

Pay rate: £20-£30 per hour

Operations - Sports attendant

In order to be considered for the Sports Attendant role, you must hold the following qualifications:

  • A current STA or RLSS pool lifeguard qualification, or equivalent
  • First Aid at Work
  • National Pool Plant Operator certificate- or be willing to achieve this qualification

Based across the range of facilities at University of Stirling Sport, the post holder will be expected to show excellence in customer care when dealing with all enquires and provide a responsive lifeguarding and sports attendant service, prepare activity and associated areas for use, ensure that activity areas are safe and monitor the use of all sports and associated areas. We are looking for candidates with significant experience working within the sports and leisure industry and specifically in a busy sports facility.

In order to succeed in this role you will be require to have a positive attitude, the ability to resolve problems, work well as part of a team, and the ability to prioritise workload. You must have a commitment to providing excellent customer service, have a friendly and approachable manner and demonstrate the ability and confidence to work in a busy customer facing role.

The Sports Attendant role works on a rota which includes unsocial hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends, so the post holder should be flexible in term of hours and days of work.

Pay rate: £10.73 per hour



Operations - Sports assistant

The sports assistant role is an ideal opportunity for those who are new to the sports industry and are looking to gain knowledge and insight into working in a sporting environment.

Working across the range of University of Stirling Sport facilities- Tennis Centre, Sports Halls, Fitness Areas, Pitches & Athletics Track - you will support with the daily operations of the facility and assist with customer service.

Duties include preparing activity areas for use, monitoring facility use, carrying out safety and maintenance checks, dealing with customer enquiries, delivering facility tours, responding to first aid and ensuring the facilities are kept clean and tidy.

There are no qualification requirements for this role you just need to be, hardworking, flexible, willing to work in a face paced environment, have a positive attitude, resolution focused/problem solver, flexible approach to working hours, self motivated, adaptable…no day will be the same!

Pay rate: £9.90 per hour

Operations - Sports receptionist

The sport receptionist role is the face of University of Stirling Sport. You will be the key contact for all users of the facility and will be required to provide an exemplary level of customer care to all members, students, staff, community and users who visit the sport centre.

You will be required to deliver an excellent front of house service and maintain customer service standards, with prompt responses & resolution to customer enquiries.

The role will be hands on using the facilities Leisure Management System, Gladstone, to admit & book customers to their desired activities and amending customer bookings as requested.

Working with the Membership sales team you will also assist with the administration and activation of membership whilst also assisting with advising prospecting customer on the packages available.

There are no formal qualifications required but you need to have excellent customer care skills, be approachable and welcoming, have confidence working with IT packages/systems, demonstrate excellent communication skills (written & verbal), ability to work calmy & professionally under pressure, strong organisation and ability to prioritise workload.

Pay rate: £9.90 per hour

How to apply

1. Review the positions we currently have available and establish which is most suited to you if you have any questions before applying, please do not hesitate to contact us at

2. Complete our online recruitment form

3. Send your CV and Cover letter to

The deadline for submitting your interest will close on Sunday 17 April at 11.59pm.

Why work with us?

       1. We are Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence

Our ambition is to set the standards in all aspects of sport, health and wellbeing and be market leaders in the experience we deliver for students, staff and wider community.

       2. World-class facilities

We've recently invested £20m in our facilities, delivering a state-of-the-art fitness suite, strength & conditioning area, high performance suite, studios and communal areas to go alongside our 50m Olympic swimming pool, six-court indoor tennis centre and outdoor facilities.

       3. Staff benefits and career prospects

We offer competitive rates of pay for all casual staff, including holiday pay, alongside opportunities to secure contracted hours.

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