Recreation Assistant

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries. With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.

About the role:
Team ARU operate within the Estates & Facilities professional service at ARU and are responsible for the provision of Sport and Physical Activity for Students, Staff and members of the local community. As part of this provision we operate on-campus Sports Facilities including Helmore Gym on our Cambridge campus. This is an exciting role in which the post holder will contribute towards the smooth running of Helmore Gym and it’s associated Sports Facilities.


With a range of GCSEs at A*-C grades or a vocational qualification at NVQ level 2 or equivalent, you’ll have demonstrable experience of working in a customer focussed environment. As well as a passion for sport, health and fitness, you’ll have a clear customer focussed approach with demonstrable experience of working on your own initiative and as part of a team towards common goals. The ability to communicate with a range of customers will be paramount alongside the ability to follow clearly defined procedures and basic IT Skills including the use of Microsoft office products.


Informal enquiries can be made to Chris Ansell, Sport Facilities Manager at or on 07525903034.


Please note that we have are recruiting for 2 similar part time roles.


Find out more about working with us.


We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.


We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. In accordance with the UK Government’s immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.


Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

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