Opportunities to Join Our Team in the following positions:


The 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 (updated 11 Jan 2024)

Duty Manager €23 – €25 per hour |Swim Teachers €27 – €32 per class |Gym Instructors €15 – €17 per hour |Lifeguards €14 – €16 per hour |Fitness Class Instructors €27 – €32 per class |Physiotherapists €25 – €27 per hour |Climbing Wall Instructors €14 – €16 per hour | Children’s Activity Staff €12 – €15 per hour | Cleaners/Housekeeping €12 – €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 

021 4904796 

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