We are seeking a number of new, enthusiastic and pro-active University Students to work as ‘Campus Sport Activators’ in each of the following sports for the Academic year 2017-18:


Basketball & Netball

The Role:

As a Campus Sport activator, the primary strand you will be involved in is the Campus Pay and Play, but support will also be required for the Campus Courtyard activities. The role will require a person with a real passion for sport, and the interest to develop sport at a participation level. You will be responsible for running weekly Pay and Play sessions, keeping registers of attendance at these sessions and reporting these stats to the relevant National Governing Body. There will also be ample opportunity to assist at / run a variety of events and promotions.

We require a number of activators in the following sports: Table Tennis; Running; Trampolining; Badminton; Netball; Basketball; Football; Futsal; Volleyball; Tennis; Dodgeball.

It should be noted that while a passion for sport is key for this role, activators need not be an expert in any of the above sports and may apply to just be a general Campus Sport activator. If, however, you have a particular interest in one of the above sports, please mention this in your application.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Arriving on time to all your allotted sessions on a weekly basis
  • Welcoming participants, ensure everyone is engaging within the sessions and gaining regular feedback from participants in order to improve sessions
  • Keep accurate registers of attendance that should be transferred to Campus Sport spread sheet on a fortnightly basis
  • Maintain positive relationship with relative NGB. This may involve, but is not limited to, reporting termly stats/KPIS and attending conferences/ training days
  • Organise termly competitions within Campus Pay and Play sessions
  • Take responsibility for increasing the number of students participating in Pay and Play sessions and work alongside Participation administrator to organise regular promotions in order to achieve this
  • Attend relevant promotional events across the University that aim to increase awareness of Campus Sport e.g. Freshers Fair
  • Assist with the running of Campus Courtyard activities where possible
  • Be active on social media to promote and share stories that relate to the Campus Sport programme and encourage participants to do the same.

Image result for sportbuPlace and time of work:

Pay and Play sessions run at various times throughout the week. As we understand that students do not receive academic timetables until September, we will be taking a flexible approach to which weekly sessions activators are able to commit to.



The following will be offered to all Campus Sport Activators who are successful in their application:

– Activator training/ team building day at the start of term.

– Campus Sport Activator T-Shirt (to be received at the initial training day).

– A reference from SportBU following completion of the role.

– The opportunity, where possible, to work with and learn from, the local County Sports Partnership.

– The opportunity to work with Relays at Bournemouth University.

– The opportunity where possible, to work with the relevant National Governing Body.

– Support from the Participation Administrator in termly one to one sessions with performance profiles, evaluations etc. for Mahara page.

– Credit towards Collaborative Player Badge as part of Global Talent Scheme


 As an incentive, activators will be able to work towards 3 different levels- bronze, silver and gold.  Reaching each level will be rewarded with further benefits to those listed above.

Bronze Award

(Achieved upon completion of 10 hours volunteering, regular (fortnightly) updating of the registration spreadsheet and attendance at a minimum of one promotions/ events)

– Campus Sport Activator Hoody

– Free £10 for 10 days trial membership

– Bronze Level Campus Sport Activator certificate

Silver Award

(Achieved upon completion of 25 hours volunteering, regular (fortnightly) updating of the registration spreadsheet and attendance at a minimum of three promotions/ events)

– £50 off gym membership at SportBU

– Invitation to Sports development and leadership training seminars

– Silver Level Campus Sport Activator certificate

Gold Award

(Achieved upon completion of 40 hours volunteering, regular (fortnightly)  updating of the registration spreadsheet and attendance at a minimum of five promotions/ events)

– Money towards a sports coaching/ leadership qualification of the activator’s choice. Value may vary depending on the price of the chosen course and any financial support that the University receives from the NGB.

– Gold Level Campus Sport Activator certificate 

Application Process:

Please send a short covering letter outlining why you think you would like to apply for this role to Emma Burton via eburton@bournemouth.ac.uk

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