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Sports or Leisure Centre Manager

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Sports or leisure centre managers are responsible for the day to day running of a centre. It might be a sports centre, a gym, a centre specialising in a specific sport, a leisure centre, an activity holiday centre or a theme park.

The Work

You could be:

You would be responsible for the safety of all staff and clients taking part in activities.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

As assistant manager of a sports or leisure centre your starting salary could be in the range of £19,000 to around £23,000 a year. As manager you could earn around £25,000 to £30,000 a year. With experience, particularly of managing a larger centre, this could rise to £35,000 a year or more.

Conditions

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Getting In

There is no single entry route. The following qualifications would be helpful.

Depending on the job, you may also need:

You could work for a local authority, a university or college, a private leisure centre or gym, hotel or a health club. Alternatively you could be working in a theme or holiday park.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
4452
0.1 %
RISE
2024
4457
  United Kingdom
2019
59883
2.4 %
RISE
2024
61338

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)
Tel: 01509 226474
E-mail: info@cimspa.co.uk
Website: http://www.cimspa.co.uk
Twitter: @cimspa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CIMSPA

Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)
Tel: 0330 004 0004
Website: http://www.exerciseregister.org/
Twitter: @REPsUK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/REPsUK

SkillsActive
Tel: 0330 004 0005
Website: http://www.skillsactive.com/
Twitter: @SkillsActive
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkillsActive

SkillsActive is the Sector Skills Council for active leisure and learning, including sport, recreation, health and fitness, outdoor education and adventure.

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