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Sports Development Officer

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Sports development officers organise projects, activities and training courses to encourage people to take part in sport and lead a healthier lifestyle. They may focus on sport in general or on a specific sport.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

As an assistant sports development officer in Scotland your salary might be around £20,000 a year. Sports development officers earn £25,000 to £30,000 a year. Sports development managers may earn up to £40,000 a year or more.

As an Active Schools Co-ordinator, you would earn around £25,000 to over £30,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are no set entry routes into this profession. Employers consider a range of educational qualifications.

Employers also consider applicants with a particularly impressive record in sports performance. Most jobs are with local authorities, schools, sports councils or the governing bodies of individual sports.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
7715
1.7 %
RISE
2024
7847
  United Kingdom
2019
80679
3.1 %
RISE
2024
83210

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

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

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.

sportscotland
Tel: 0141 534 6500
Website: http://www.sportscotland.org.uk/
Twitter: @sportscotland

UK Coaching
Tel: 0113 274 4802
Website: https://www.ukcoaching.org/
Twitter: @_UKCoaching
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialUKCoaching/

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