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.


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 £24,000 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.


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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.

What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:


Getting On

More Information

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Courtesy of Outdoor Staff

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