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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realizing its vision of being a leading global university.


Our students are our customers and we want to do everything we can to make their experience rewarding, which is why our Sport and Leisure Services team are so important. We have an exciting opportunity for a Duty Manager (Fitness) to be part of a team of Fitness Professionals, to provide a service which engages students, alumni and members of the public.


You will supervise CitySport (the University sports facility) and all operational staff when scheduled as Duty Manager in charge. You will assist the Leisure Supervisor (Fitness) for the delivery of coaching and exercise instruction, facilities operation, service planning, and customer relations. This role will require a good working knowledge of current health and fitness practices and could be responsible for overseeing allocated projects agreed by the fitness supervisor.

You will be responsible for opening and closing the facility, including mornings /evenings, weekends and bank holidays; supervising staff, overseeing building operations and managing Front of House responsibilities as required.

Person Specification

You will have a recognized industry qualification in Fitness Instruction to a minimum of NVQ Level 2 and have a current First Aid at work certificate.

Experience of managing teams, supervising rotas and a good knowledge of current health and safety and covid regulation in the fitness industry is required; along with experience of overseeing building operations i.e. opening and closing the facility.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

This role is customer facing and therefore required to be on site and is not suitable for hybrid working.

Interview dates: 2nd and 3rd August 2022

Expected start date: 12th September 2022

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages.

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