Now in its 21st year Mardyke Arena UCC is one of Ireland’s and Europe’s world class indoor sports centres. The Arena serves the sporting and recreational needs of over 24,000 students and staff of UCC, graduates of the university and the public of Cork and further afield.

We are a significant employer in Cork with an average of 90 staff employed on a weekly basis. We employ staff in full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions.

We are a company that demonstrates a real commitment to staff development as can be evidenced from testimonials from staff team members who have progressed in their careers as employees of our company.

The Arena is probably the only sports facility worldwide to hold 4 International Quality Standards, Quality; Health & Safety; Energy and Environment and we as a team continually strive to be better.

Interested in talking to us about a career with Mardyke Arena UCC, then pick-up the phone, email us or drop-in for a chat.

Patsy Ryan

General Manager

Mardyke Arena UCC

Our Culture

Inspiring excellence in each other and in our members, striving to be the best in what we do, committed to making a difference in people’s lives and being hard working, honest and committed informs our culture and our values as a business. We are committed to being not only a successful business but more importantly a business and a team that makes a positive impact in the communities that we serve.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Mardyke Arena UCC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity.

We are the best and we recruit the best!

Our offer is the best!

  • Highest Salaries / Hourly Rate in the Industry
  • 20 Days paid annual leave
  • 3-Bonus Paid Days at Christmas
  • Generous Company Pension Scheme 8.5% Employer & 6.5% Employee
  • 30 Days Paid Sick Leave Annually
  • Paid Lunch Breaks
  • Sunday & Bank Holiday Allowances
  • Membership of the Arena Facilities
  • Ongoing Training and Career Development
  • Staff Uniform Provided
  • Staff Parking
  • Staff Reward & Recognition Programme

Our Rates

Duty Manager €22 – €24 per hour |Swim Teachers €25 – €31 per class |Gym Instructors €15 – €17 per hour |Lifeguards €14 – €16 per hour |Fitness Class Instructors €25 – €31 per class |Physiotherapists €24 – €26 per hour |Climbing Wall Instructors €14 – €16 per hour | Children’s Activity Staff €11 – €15 per hour | Cleaners/Housekeeping €11 – €13 per hour | Receptionists €14 – €15 per hour | Car Park Attendants € 12 – €14


Looking to find out more about the open positions? Complete the form below or contact us on Freephone 1800 490 475.

Opportunities to Join Our Team in the following positions:


Duty Manager

This role involves the efficient and effective day-to-day management of the Mardyke Arena UCC, ensuring that the centre is at all times managed effectively and safely with a daily focus & action on Health & Safety, Customer Service and Hygiene


Gym Instructor

A passion for excellent customer service delivery is required for this role, creating unique workout plans for Customers. Oversee the use of fitness equipment and ensure that customers are exercising properly and safely.



This role is responsible for ensuring the safety of customers through prevention & identification of risks and hazards, and in the event of an incident ensuring the appropriate & timely response.


Fitness Class Instructors

A passion for fitness and enjoying sharing your knowledge to assist customers achieve their health and fitness goals, delivering a wide range of group exercise classes from Spin, Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, etc.


Climbing Wall Instructors

Assisting customers with climbing, belaying climbers, and maintaining climbing routes. Ensuring all operations are conducted with safety of staff and customers as a first priority.


Children’s Activity Staff

This role is to provide fun, engaging, challenging and safe activities for Children attending Camps, School Tours and Birthday parties!



We are looking for enthusiastic physiotherapists to join our team. the arena clinic is a unique clinic, incorporating physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and specialist rehabilitation.  Applicants must be ISCP and CORU Registered.



This role is critical in supporting the efficient operation of the Arena by providing a positive, empathic and professional service as the first point of contact for all customers.



This role is to ensure that our facility and operational equipment is maintained to the highest of hygiene standards at all times.

Are you interested in Joining the Mardyke Arena UCC?

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