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SIMMSactive Events Officer

Please note: this role is only open to current St Mary’s students.

  • Department: Sport St Mary’s
  • Job Title: SIMMSactive Events Officer
  • Responsible to: Sport Participation and Volunteering Officer, SIMMSactive President
  • Salary: Voluntary (contains paid opportunities at £12.04 per hour)
  • Closing Date: Monday 5th October 2020

SIMMSactive is St Mary’s University recreational sports programme that delivers inclusive and enjoyable weekly sessions to the student body, as well as hosts key annual events such as ‘Simmie Girls Can’.

Over the last few years, the SIMMSactive has continued to diversify the activities delivered, whilst trying to engage as many students as possible. In 2019/20 SIMMSactive engaged over 300 students in sport and/or physical activity throughout the year.

We are now putting together a small SIMMSactive Committee that will oversee the development of the recreational programme, as well as set and deliver key aims and objectives. We are looking for students who are proactive, energetic and enthusiastic to lead the programme and drive SIMMSactive forward. All members of the Committee will be voluntary, however the SIMMSactive workforce are required to deliver opportunities that arise throughout the year that will be paid at £12.04/hr; these opportunities include, but are not limited to, Simmie Girls Can Week & Hall Stars.

If you are a passionate individual that is looking for an extremely rewarding role then we want to hear from you!

Main Duties

  1. Work within the SIMMSactive Committee, ensuring all members are fulfilling their roles and contributing to the development of the programme
  2. To be an ambassador for SIMMSactive, positively promoting the programme and encouraging participation
  3. Work alongside the SIMMSactive President to lead on all annual events, such as Simmie Girls Can and Hall Stars
  4. Work alongside the SIMMSactive Media Officer to coordinate physical and digital media and marketing material for all annual events
  5. Innovate new and exciting opportunities that increase the number of students participating within the SIMMSactive programme
  6. Work with key internal and external partners to diversify the offer within the SIMMSactive programme
  7. To be a positive role model and advocate for student health and well-being
  8. Communicate effectively with the Club Sport Officer and SIMMSactive Committee
  9. Attend training and supervision sessions as and when required
  10. Carry out administrative duties as necessary
  11. To undertake any other duties that the SIMMSactive Committee deem appropriate

Person specification



  • Educated to A-Level standard or above
  • DBS dated within 3 years,or willing to achieve prior to starting the role


  • Coaching/Sport leader qualification,or willing to work towards during the role
  • Valid First Aid Certificate,or willing to work towards during the role

Experience, skills and training


  • Experience of volunteering/working in a sports environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with a wide range of people
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Experience of organising and promoting events/activities

Personal characteristics/behaviours

  • Interest in sport and enthusiasm for increasing participation
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and approachable
  • Commitment to the principles of equal opportunities
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Vibrant, fun, confident personality

Additional benefits of the role

  • Excellent work experience that will hugely benefit those who wish to pursue a career in sports development, event management, teaching, coaching and other sports-related careers
  • Access to training and personal development opportunities (e.g. First Aid, Safeguarding Children etc.)
  • Invaluable experience for your CV, working within a sports department
  • Being part of a growing and enthusiastic SIMMSactive team
  • References available on request

How to apply

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter (maximum 400 words) to In addition to explaining your interest in and suitability for the post, your application should also detail why you are applying for the role.

All candidates will receive a response via email with successful candidates being invited to an informal interview, and practical session with date TBC.

Applicants should note that if successful they will need to complete a DBS and an induction prior to commencing their role.