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Leisure and sports managers

£6,760 Average salary at age 20
£36,400 Average Salary
52 Average hours per week


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.

Main 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.


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.

What Leisure and sports managers studied in higher education

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What Leisure and sports managers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(W2) Design studies2
(L3) Sociology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology3
(W1) Fine art3
(H4) Aerospace engineering1
(C5) Microbiology1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music4
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(D4) Agriculture1
(W6) Cinematics & photography2
(Q3) English studies3
(L2) Politics1
(K2) Building1
(P1) Information services1
(H2) Civil engineering1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing1
(W4) Drama8
(M1) Law by area2
(M2) Law by topic1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport9
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(P5) Journalism1
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics1
(N1) Business studies5
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(X1) Training teachers1
(C6) Sport & exercise science17
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies5
(V1) History by period3
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

56500 Workforce Size
2.92% Predicted growth 2023 - 2027
10371 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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