Leisure or sports manager

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

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

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 19% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£21,486

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for leisure or sports manager is £21,486

1,604 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,604. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for leisure or sports manager roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £21,486 per year. That is about £1,791 per month or £11.02 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,914, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,418

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,604 people are employed in the region.

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