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Leisure and sports managers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£6,760 pile of coins

Age 35

£30,680 pile of coins

Age 50

£39,000 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £24,440

What does this career do?

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.

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.

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.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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