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Leisure and sports managers organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sporting, artistic, theatrical and other recreational and amenity services.

Tasks

  • Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes
  • Ensures that facilities are kept clean and in good condition and that appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations etc.
  • Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs
  • Recruits, supervises and trains staff
  • Ensures custody of all cash receipts and organises regular stock checks.

Entry Requirements

Both graduate and non-graduate entry is possible. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 3 and 4. Professional qualifications may also be required for some posts.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £34,000 per annum and can progress up to £35,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 6,342 employed Leisure & Sports Managers in the region.

Destinations of Sports and Public Services Completers July 2018

51% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

21% of students went on to Higher Education

5% of students went on to employment

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