National Performance Manager

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)


Closing date:   12 September 2023
Location:   London based head office (flexible working options considered but time in London essential)
Region:   United Kingdom
Employment type:   Full Time
Salary:   £28,000 - £45,000 p.a


BUCS has an exciting opportunity to join the Competitions and Performance Team as our National Performance Manager. The purpose of this role is to lead on the development of performance focused offers within the BUCS Sport Programme; including supporting the operational delivery of all National and Super league programmes that currently sit within Cricket, Hockey, Rugby Union, Squash and Tennis; developing and implementing performance sport in line with the new BUCS Strategy 2023-2027; supporting performance focused offers within the BUCS Sport Review process; working with members, NGBs, other sport bodies and the BUCS international performance department to develop relevant pathways within Higher Education.

BUCS is on a journey to deliver exceptional student experiences that inspire, develop and unite. Our mission is to also embed sport and active wellbeing at the heart of those student experiences. We are rapidly becoming a significant part of many National Governing Bodies’ performance sport pathways, with our programmes offering legitimate routes to elite and professional sporting environments for many students. To do this, we are looking for a passionate and driven individual who will both champion and deliver on the top tiers of our BUCS competitions.

We are seeking an effective organiser and planner, with a high attention to detail, and a proven managerial track record. We are a customer facing and member service focused team and if you are about people and aspire for excellence, you’ll be the right fit at BUCS and don’t hesitate to get in touch.

For more information on the role please see the Job Description and Person Spec here.  

Working at BUCS

BUCS is a registered charity, employs around 45 staff and has an annual turnover of around £5.5m. We aim to provide a place where staff enjoy work and have good development opportunities.

Benefits include

  • Generous pension scheme 
  • Healthcare plan 
  • Christmas closure  
  • Volunteering leave days
  • Flexible hybrid working 
  • Wellbeing and social activities 

To apply: Please click on the Apply Now button on the lefthand side.This will take you to the Applied platform which we use for our recruitment to reduce bias as much as we can. 

If you would like to discuss the role before application, please contact Andy Gilvary, Head of Competitions and Performance on [email protected]

You should have the right to work in the UK and will be asked to provide proof of this before employment is confirmed. 

Closing date:

23:59 - Tuesday 12 September 


Wednesday 20 September

Due to the expected high number of applications, it is likely we will only be able to provide feedback to those who reach the interview stage. If you don’t hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that, unfortunately, your application has not been successful.

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