Activities Development Manager (Maternity Leave Cover)


Salary: £34, 304 per annum including pension, 41 days annual leave entitlement and discounted membership to Aberdeen Sports Village.

Contract: Fixed Term, One Year

Hours: Full-time, 36.5 hours per week

Based: Aberdeen

Closing Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022, 5pm


AUSA is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated candidate for the role of Activities Development Manager to cover a period of maternity leave. With the opportunity to oversee a team dedicated to supporting student activities at the University of Aberdeen, this role would be ideally suited to someone with experience in a similar environment or an individual ready for the next step in their career. This role is for a fixed period of one year and will provide excellent opportunity for ongoing development. 

Reporting to the CEO, the Activities Development Manager will manage and oversee a high-quality programme of student activities and events aiming to maximise engagement, participation, and satisfaction among the student population. The post holder will provide the management and strategic oversight of the Activities Team and the associated areas of responsibility line managing team members with a range of responsibilities. The Activities Development Manager will forge strong relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external and represent AUSA at a range of meetings and University Committees. The successful candidate will also work to support the AUSA Sabbatical Officers (primarily the Vice President for Activities) in the running of activities and events and their day-to-day roles. A full Job Description can be found below.

Applicants must be an enthusiastic, dynamic, motivated leader with excellent communication skills and experience in Sports/ Events, staff management plus data/budgeting responsibilities. A core value must be a commitment to student led work and a drive to deliver excellent services for our students and being helpful and supportive at all. Experience of the higher education sector and working with students/ young people is desirable.

In support of this, you must be able to clearly demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Student Sport
  • Relationship Building
  • Ability to resolve difficult situations
  • Excellent communication, organisation and time-management skills
  • Risk management experience

A full person specification is available within the application pack.


How to Apply

The Association is committed to providing equality of opportunity, treatment and dignity in appointments. We will not allow discrimination in any form in advertising, interviewing, selection or eligibility for jobs, and will therefore select individuals on the grounds of their ability and suitability for the vacancy based on genuinely required criteria.

Applicants must have proof of Right to Work in the UK.

Informal enquiries should be made to

To apply for this position, please send a completed application form and Diversity Monitoring form (available below) to  

Interviews are planned to be in person on Friday 22 July 2022.