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Casual Operational Assistants
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  • Sam Cory
  • Josh Crispin
  • Hamish Fraser
  • Lucy Harget
  • Mark Howard
  • Max Keen
  • Joe Kerner
  • Ollie Kingsland
  • Nick Knowles
  • Rob McNamara
  • Simon Takel
  • Hannah Ulcoq
  • Luke Vukusic
  • Chloe Walker
  • Adam Wallace
  • Anna Wallace
  • Holly Wright

Operations

Paul Kirby

Senior Sports Operations Manager

Having always had a passion for sport I chose to work in leisure from an early age. I have worked as a manager for 25 years in the leisure industry in a variety of roles and contrasting facilities. I have managed, including fitness suites, sports halls, swimming pools and fun pools, catering facilities, squash courts, bowling, play, studios and outdoor pitches. I love to play sport and my role enables me to facilitate other participating in the sports they love.

Qualifications:

  • Chartered Management Institute - Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership
  • British Institute of Facility Managers - Level 4 in Facilities Management
  • Institute Leisure Management - Level 4 in Management
  • BTEC National Diploma in Leisure Studies
  • BTEC First Diploma in Business and Finance
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - Level 3 in Health and Safety
  • NVQ 3 Sport and Recreation - Supervision and Development
  • NVQ 2 Sport and Recreation - Facility Operations
  • ISRM National Pool Plant Operators
  • First Aid at Work

Email: p.kirby2@exeter.ac.uk 

Phone: 07866138505

Dave Jarvis

Operations Manager

Years in leisure: Since 2001

Qualifications:

  • ILM level 3 Leisure Management                              
  • NVQ level 2 and 3 Sport and Recreation                                 
  • IOSH Health and Safety Qualification                             
  • NVQ Diploma Level 3 Qualification                            
  • Currently studying for a Level 6 Chartered Degree Apprenticeship.

Hobbies and interests:

  • Running                                                                     
  • Cricket

Email: david.j.jarvis@exeter.ac.uk

Phone: 01392 724496

Duncan Norris

Operations Manager

Years in leisure: Since 2011

Qualifications:

  • Ba (Hons) Sports Studies with Business
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor with Circuits
  • Level 2 EBBA Coach

Hobbies and interests:

  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Learning new things
  • Exploring the great outdoors.

Email: d.norris@exeter.ac.uk

Phone: 01392 727602

Chris Keirle

Duty Manager

Years in leisure: Since 2002

Qualifications:

  • STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • First Aid at Work
  • NVQ Level 2 in Sport, Recreation and Allied Occupations: Operational services
  • Active IQ Level 3 NVQ Doploma in Leisure Management
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in leisure management
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 2 Gym instructor
  • Master Personal Training Diploma Level 3
  • Wright foundation GP Referral to exercise Consultant
  • Level 1 England Basketball Assistant Coach 
  • Level 1 Certificate for swimming teaching

Hobbies and interests:

  • I have two Alaskan malamutes (not to be confused with huskies) they are my pride and joy.

Cath Keirle

Duty Manager

Years in leisure: Since 2012

Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership                                       
  • CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • NVQ Level 3 in Leisure Management
  • CMI Level 3 Diploma Principles of Leadership and Management
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Pool Plant Operator Certificate
  • First Aid at Work

Hobbies and interests:

  • Walking my dogs
  • Playing keyboard

Will Gibbons

Duty Manager

Years in leisure: Since 2016

Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3 Leisure Management
  • STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • First Aid at Work

Hobbies and interests:

  • Surfing                                                                 
  • Gym                                                                       
  • My dog ‘Rocky’
  • Mountain biking
  • All things car related!

Tom Prout

Duty Manager

Tom started working at the University of Exeter as a casual lifeguard at 16 and was promoted to Duty Manager in August 2021. Being one of the young ones of the group, Tom is an individual with lots of energy and eagerness to learn. Tom enjoys bringing his enthusiasm and passion for sport to the job, whilst also learning from more experienced members of the team. Tom has a strong desire for training others in the job role and loves to work in a team to ensure the best service is provided to our customers. Tom thoroughly enjoys working for the University of Exeter Sport, and hopes to continue to improve his managerial skills in the years to come. Tom likes to view himself as a friendly face in the Centre, and you may often see him out and about being a part of operations. Please feel free to come and say hello and have a chat.

Years in Leisure: Since 2018

Qualifications:

  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport and Performance
  • Circuit Activators Certificate Gold
  • First Aid Qualified
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

Hobbies and interests:

  • Football
  • Surfing

Ella Saulter

Duty Manager

Ella is the youngest of the ops teams and started out as a casual lifeguard at 16 years old progressing up to a Duty Manager at the start of 2022. She loves all things water based by the pool or in the sea! 

Years in Leisure: Since 2019

Qualifications:

  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Level 1 Swim Assistant Qualification

Hobbies and interests:

  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Paddleboarding and sunsets

Chris Mills

Duty Manager

Years in Leisure: Since 2015

Qualifications:

-        National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Hobbies and interests:

-        Football

-        Tentbox

Chardonnay Lacey

Duty Manager

Chardonnay is another youngster in the group, but her wealth of experience and knowledge of all areas of the Centre here is a valued part of the operations team.

Years in Leisure: Since 2014

Qualifications:

  • First Aid qualified
  • Level 2 Rugby Officiating

Hobbies and interests:

  • Going on holiday – anywhere warm!
  • Ripple chocolate bars

Luke Dixon

Recreational Assistant

 Years in leisure: Since 2014

 Qualifications:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor   
  • Level 3 Leisure Management
  • STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations

  Hobbies and interests:

  • Football                                                 
  • NFL                                                       
  • Rugby                                                                                                        
  • Baking                                                   
  • Music                                                  
  • Walking

Livvy Beavis

Operational Assistant

Years in leisure: Since 2021

Qualifications:

  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Hobbies and interests:

  • Anywhere near the beach!

Beth Larkman

Operational Assistant

Beth has been working at the university in the team since 2017, first starting off at St Lukes as a lifeguard and then widening her knowledge to work at all 3 of our sites! She is a key part of the senior Cornwall House team when we open each summer.

Years in Leisure: Since 2017

Qualifications:

  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Level 6 Diploma in Dance Education
  • BA (Hons) Professional Dance and Musical Theatre

Hobbies and interests:

  • Dance
  • Acting
  • Swimming
  • Gym

 

Harry Lee

Operational Assistant

Harry started football coaching voluntarily from the age of 13 with Torquay United football club, and then went on to get an apprenticeship with Saints Southwest, a partner of Southampton Football Club. After his apprenticeship ended, Harry got a full-time position as a head coach, coaching the regional U9’s team and delivering lunch time and after school clubs.

Years in Leisure: Since 2022

Qualifications:

  • Level 1 in football coaching
  • FA Disability football coaching
  • FA Talent Id level 1
  • Lifeguard qualification
  • FA Safeguarding qualification 
  • FA first aid qualification
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

 Hobbies and interests:

  • Football (Liverpool and Torquay United)
  • NBA
  • Watching Formula 1 (Forza Ferrari)

Fran Payne

Operational Assistant

Years in Leisure: Since 2019

Qualifications:

  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Level 2 Swim Teacher Qualification

Hobbies and interests:

  • Rugby

Sam Gingell

Operational Assistant

Years in Leisure: Since 2007

When growing up, Sam enjoyed playing a range of sports, before focusing on rugby and fitness training. This influenced them to pursue a career in the leisure industry. Sam has worked in various positions for 15 years that include lifeguarding, fitness instructing, football coaching, swim teaching, duty managing and being a GoApe instructor. Sam is new to the team, so is looking forward in getting to know everyone.

Qualifications

  • Primary Qualified Teacher Status
  • BA (Hons) Adventure Leisure Management and Leisure & Sports Management
  • Advanced VCE (Double Award) Leisure and Recreation
  • Level 3 Personal Training Qualification
  • Group Exercise, Circuits and Bootcamps Qualification
  • Group Studio Cycling Qualification
  • Level 2 Gym Instructors Qualification
  • ASA Level 1 Certificate for Teaching Swimming
  • Level 1 FA Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Sports Coach UK – Safeguarding & Protecting Children
  • Qualified RLSS Pool Lifeguard