Arena Staff, Essex Sport
University of Essex
6d ago

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The University has a strong commitment to diversity and this means actively helping staff to combine work and home life effectively.

The University recognises the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between work and other aspects of life and offers a comprehensive flexible working policy including a career break scheme.

We are proud to have a number of Equality and Diversity staff Networks including : Essex Women's Network, Parent's Network, Access Forum, Global Forum, Essex LGBT Alliance

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Job titleArena Staff, Essex Sport Job referenceREQ04727 Application closing date27 / 06 / 2021 LocationColchester Salary£8.

91 per hour Employment typeOn Demand Job category / typeUECS AttachmentsREQ04727 Arena Staff Jobpack.pdf Job description


At Essex Sport, we have a mission to positively enhance and change lives through sport; we treat every encounter with our members as an opportunity to give an exceptional experience.

To achieve this, we provide a diverse range of inclusive and innovative sport, fitness and physical activity services that encourage our members to stay fit, be active and look after their physical and mental wellbeing.

We focus on breaking down barriers to activity to make sure sport is accessible for everyone, no matter your background, experience, or ability level.

We want individuals thinking about joining us to be passionate, ambitious, and not afraid to think differently to how we can reach new markets and extend the transformational benefits that sport and physical activity brings to more people.

Duties of the Role

Arena Staff will be expected to support the safe and efficient delivery of both sporting and non-sporting events hosted at the Essex Sport Arena.

There are broadly two main event types :

  • The Essex Rebels home game match days. This will include crowd control and marshalling and also operation of some technical equipment.
  • Additionally, staff will be expected to support the match day manager and event set-up / set-down where needed.

  • To support external events with crowd control, marshalling and supervision of bleacher top entry points and to act as a point of reference between event organisers and Essex Sport operational staff.
  • These events can be either sport or non-sport in nature.

    Skills and qualifications required

    You must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organisation skills and be able to balance a diverse and varied work environment.

    You should be able to work calmly and rationally under pressured situations and think creatively to respond to unplanned scenarios.

    Experience with assisting in event delivery, working with young people and an interest in AV equipment will be beneficial.

    Importantly, the position requires enthusiasm and a passion for events, ability to work independently as well as part of the wider events team and demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development.

    To apply for this post, please e-mail your CV and cover letter directly to :

    Simon Lister, Business Development Manager e-mail : simon.lister

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