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Job & Volunteer Opportunities




  • Hours: varied shift pattern, flexible and no need to commit to regular weekly slots
  • Pay: £7.91/hr
  • Start: as soon as possible
  • Essential: NPLQ (lifeguard qualification – in date)
  • Desirable: Past Leisure Experience

To apply email your CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paid Coaching Vacancies



The University of Brighton has developed and extended its coached sport offer and currently has a range of vacancies available to the right candidates. Sport Brighton are looking for coaches who can engage, develop and ultimately help bring success to students at the University of Brighton.

Rates of pay vary between £21-£25 per hour depending on qualifications. All coaches are required to be qualified to level 2 or above unless stated. Coaching roles will commence in October and finish in April for teams in weekly BUCS competition or June for those competing in one-off events.

Benefits and Support

Coaches will be paid for weekly training session(s) and for fixtures/ agreed competitions. You will also be entitled to take membership of our fitness facilities for the period you are coaching. Branded t-shirts are provided to all coaching staff. Coaches will have regular meetings with team committee members and Sport Brighton staff to help monitor the needs of the club and its coaches. Support is also provided for further professional development and training courses. All coaches are offered free first aid training by one of our qualified first aid trainers.

To view the current coaching roles available click here. 


Please send a covering letter and your CV of relevant experience to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for further information please contact Claire Slater on 01273 644108.

BUCS Officiating Roles

Sport Brighton coordinates the weekly British Universities & Colleges Sport leagues for the University of Brighton Panthers sport teams to compete in throughout the year. Sport Brighton are regularly on the lookout for qualified sports officials to allow these BUCS fixtures to take place.

To view the available officiating roles required please follow the link. If you are a qualified official in a different sport as advertised and would like to make yourself available for BUCS fixtures please contact Sport Brighton via the details at the bottom of the page.  


Paid Parklife Opportunities




For county wide job vacancies in sport see the Active Sussex job section. For jobs in Higher Education sport nationally then see the BUCS job section.

Sport Brighton Volunteer Opportunities:



Parklife Engagement Officer

Sport Brighton's Parklife has designed these available voluntary roles to provide you with various opportunities to tailor and develop your employability skills whilst at University in a fun and rewarding programme. Help to facilitate your favourite Parklife session, create your own event or promote and market the programme.

Find out more information and how to apply to the available roles by clicking the relevant role below:

Discuss with us your skills, passion or aspirations and we can help you apply it to your tailored role. Contact Dominic Onions, Sport Participation Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 01273 643525 or come along to the Falmer Sport Centre reception.

As part of Sport Brighton's Parklife volunteering programme you are also able to acess specific sports National Governing Body's (NGB) voluntary roles. These sport-specific roles benefit from further training, support and rewards in addition to Parklife's comprehensive package outlined within the Engagement Officer roles details.

Additional NGB Roles:

 Other Opportunities:

2018 World University Championships


Sport Brighton also offer voluntary roles through its Sports Federation Programmes. To find out about these, or if you cant find what you're looking for, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


@ctive Student

The university has a volunteer service called @ctive Student. @ctive Student has helped many students find great sport volunteering opportunities. Visit the @ctive Student website for more information.

Other sports volunteer opportunities:

Go to the Active Sussex website for more opportunities to volunteer in sport in the local community. This will give you information on how you can volunteer and how you can get recognition for volunteering. Ensure to tell us about any role you take on as we want to hear about your experiences.