Sport & Exercise

Our people

Sport & Exercise’s staff are extraordinary and our most prized asset.

Currently, we employ 173 staff in a variety of job roles covering operations, clinical, instructor/coaching and administrative designations, across full-time, part-time and ‘guaranteed hours’ contracts. This includes an increasing number of students joining our work-force to enhance our service and support their professional development and future career ambitions. We also engage a number of self-employed consultants to support some activities, including personal training and group exercise programmes.

We are the only UK University department accredited to Investors in People top-level Platinum (high performing) standard, and we are proud to hold the Investors in People’s Health & Well-being kite-mark. More, we attracted an impressive 81% staff engagement, which is one of the highest scores in the University. This is impressive, and underlines our progressive commitment to staff development, engagement, inclusion and well-being.


Director of Sport & Exercise: Jim Aitken MBE

Director of Sport Jim Aitken

The current Director of Sport and Exercise is Jim Aitken MBE.

"We are immensely proud of our staff team. Their expertise, adaptability, can-do attitude and passion for our work are exceptional, which has been so vividly showcased over recent years."

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