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:


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.


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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.

What Does it Take?

You should be:


Getting On

More Information

For more information please see organisations listed below:


Courtesy of Sport Ireland

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