Department of Sport

Work with us

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We're looking for exceptional people to support our ambitious programme providing sport, health and wellbeing opportunities for our University and wider community. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

Please see below for ongoing opportunities within our team and links to view current University opportunities.

Current opportunities

Casual fitness Instructors

To provide a high quality, friendly, well organised and professional service to the department’s customers within the University’s fitness facilities; to support the delivery of an inspiring and motivating environment;

Responsibilities include, new member inductions; writing fitness programmes; delivering fitness classes; giving help and guidance to members; walking the gym floor engaging, interacting and looking after the well-being and motivation of our members.

A current NVQ level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in gym/fitness instructing is essential to this role.

Casual fitness instructors will work to cover annual leave and busy periods at our facilities. There are no set hours of work - hours are felxible and by mutual agreement. Full training is provided. 

Rate of pay: £13.88

To register your interest, please send your CV and supporting information to:


Group exercise instructors

We're currently recruiting group exercise instructors to deliver a range of classes, specifically Pilates, Aqua, Zumba and Les Mills programmes.

Fitness qualifications and previous experience are essential as well as a commitment to deliver an excellent experience for our sport and fitness members. 

To register your interest please send your CV and supporting information to

For further information or to arrange a visit our facilities please email

Rate of pay: £25.00


Head Coach - Rugby League

Head Coach – Rugby League Vacancy | We are seeking an ambitious Head Coach to lead our Rugby League programme in-line with our new Vision for Sport that ensures sustained performance success and outstanding student experience. The head coach will lead and deliver performance programmes for the 2024/2025 BUCS season. This includes the planning and delivery of training, coaching on selected match days, supporting the recruitment of athletes and club development

The University of Nottingham Rugby League club is made up of a 1st and 2nd team, with a club membership base of over 60 student-athletes, and a growing Women's team. In the 2024/25 season, the 1st team will be competing in Tier 1 (South), and our 2nd team in Tier 2 (South), with the 1st Team looking to secure promotion into the newly formed National League.

The closing date for this role is Saturday 27th May 2024.

The full job specification can be found here: Head Coach - Rugby League.

To register your interest please send your CV and supporting information to



University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000