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Student Volunteer & Job Opportunities


Paid Student Opportunities

Football referee

Sport Brighton’s refereeing programme gives students the opportunity to pursue their passion for officiating whilst at University. We’re looking for students who are either FA qualified or interested in obtaining their qualification to referee within the Parklife 11-a-side social leagues.

Qualified FA referees will receive £15 per fixture.

Students interested in becoming qualified referees will receive subsidised training costs through Sport Brighton (in return for refereeing 6 in-kind Parklife fixtures), and £15 per fixture once qualified.

For more information or to register yourself on the programme please contact the Sport Participation team by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Course
  • Year of Study
  • Campus
  • FA refereeing qualification and experience (if held)



Volunteer Student Opportunities 

Join the Parklife Team:


Sport Participation Assistant – Parklife Activator

Volunteers are vital to the successful planning, promotion and delivery of the Parklife programme. Sport Brighton are delighted to offer a range of volunteering opportunities that can be tailored to your interests and the skills you want to develop whilst ensuring the needs of Sport Brighton are met.

Responsibilities vary depending on the activity and can be discussed upon application. We’re looking for students to cover one or more of the following:

-        Planning and facilitating activities

-        Creating marketing material to promote sessions

-        Producing social media content

-        Completing pre and post session admin tasks

-        Contributing to sport-specific and wider Parklife development plans

-        Carrying out league administration duties (team sheets, fixture generation, results reports, league tables)

-        Ensuring sport-specific COVID guidance is adhered to at all times

-        Providing regular updates to participants

Successful applicants will receive an induction meeting and full training, access to the volunteer incentives, and inclusion in wider Sport Brighton Volunteer CPD.

Please complete the survey here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Other opportunities

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, act as a 'buddy' in sessions, 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 link below:

Discuss with us your skills, passion or aspirations and we can help you apply it to your tailored role: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01273 642871.

As part of Sport Brighton's Parklife volunteering programme you are also able to access 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 role details.


Other Opportunities:

Sports Federation Programme: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest.

@ctive Student: The University's volunteer service for all activity types. Click here for further information.

Active Sussex: The county sports partnership support a variety of volunteer opportunities in the local sporting community. Click here for further information.