Wednesday 7th September 2022

JOIN THE TEAM | SSS Competitions Assistant

Scottish Student Sport (SSS) seeks an outstanding individual to join the staff team.

SSS Competitions Assistant

£21,630 to £23,715

Up to 35 hours per week

SSS – Open to Flexible Working

Open-ended role



Scottish Student Sport (SSS) seeks an outstanding individual to join the staff team.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Competitions to provide administrative support to national competitions programmes across student sport in Scotland, including relevant SSS and BUCS fixtures, events and National Squad programmes. They will also provide support to staff and Committees of SSS, with a particular focus on upholding efficient office systems, member relations and communications.


About SSS

SSS is a members’ organisation for colleges and universities across Scotland, providing students with sport and active health opportunities. SSS is at the heart of a network of over 600 clubs and approximately 40,000 participants. It delivers organised sports competitions, provides a range of sports development services and champions the role of sport and active health at the heart of the student experience.


SSS is supported by sportscotland, SFC and BUCS. Further information is available on the SSS website.

SSS works for all the universities and colleges in Scotland as an independent organisation, but is hosted by the University of Edinburgh.

The Role

We are currently seeking to appoint a Competitions Assistant to provide administrative support to the competition programme, alongside the Head of Competitions and Events Coordinator.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent organisational and communication skills to effectively administer the various leagues and competitions and ensure communication channels are kept up-to-date.

The post holder should have an interest in and knowledge of student sport and physical activity and have a minimum of two years’ experience in a sports administration capacity – either paid or voluntary.

In addition, the post holder should be able to demonstrate their knowledge of various Microsoft Office applications and data management systems. An excellent telephone manner is essential as is the ability to work individually and as part of a team. Experience or knowledge of BUCS fixtures is desirable.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Competitions.

Scottish Student Sport is committed to reducing barriers to sport and physical activity for students across Scotland. We welcome applications from all communities, including from trans people and people with variations in sex characteristics, from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, and from disabled people who are currently under-represented in our staff team.

Application procedure

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th  September at 17:00. All applications must be made online via:


For further info, please contact:

Chris Purdie – Head of Competitions

07921 801 649

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Interviews & start date

Interviews will take place in person on Tuesday 4th October, with candidates being notified by 17:00 on Thursday 29th September. The post will ideally be in late October or early November.