Leisure or sports manager

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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.

Current 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.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical 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.

Desired Skills

Monitoring
Active Listening
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Reading Comprehension
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