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Sports or leisure assistant

Sports and leisure assistants, provide and maintain facilities for sporting and recreational activities and supervise their use, maintain the continuity of entertainment and social events, offer odds and accept bets on the result of sporting and other events and control gambling activities.

Tasks

  • Controls the progress of games of cards, roulette and other gambling activities according to established rules.
  • Assesses likely outcome of an event and establishes odds, accepts and records bets, issues receipts and pays out on winning bets.
  • Announces acts, makes introductions, proposes toasts and maintains the continuity of entertainment events and social functions.
  • Carries clubs for golfers, advises on the layout and distance of golf courses and appropriate choice of golf club.
  • Maintains hygienic operation of swimming pools and associated facilities such as jacuzzis, showers and changing areas.
  • Supervises the use of swimming pools, gymnasium apparatus, fitness machines and other recreational equipment.
  • Maintains sports and leisure equipment and prepares equipment for use.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 7% 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

£14,216

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for sports or leisure assistant is £14,216

2,430 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,430. 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 sports or leisure assistant roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £14,216 per year. That is about £1,185 per month or £7.29 per hour. New workers generally start on £1,376, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,614

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, 2,430 people are employed in the region.

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