Sports and Leisure Assistants

Sports and leisure assistants, provide and maintain facilities for sporting and recreational activities and supervise their use, maintain the continuity of entertainment and social events, offer odds and accept bets on the result of sporting and other events, control gambling activities, work behind the scenes in production and broadcasting enterprises in a supporting role to ensure operations run smoothly.


New workers
£ 4,733
£ 13,832
£ 24,940

Available jobs

In the past year there were 68,131 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Provides support in production and broadcasting operations, such as helping set up and maintain the set, running errands, moving equipment, looking after guests, and transporting crew and cast between locations.

  • Controls the progress of games of cards, roulette and other gambling activities according to established rules.

  • Assesses likely outcome of an event and establishes odds, accepts and records bets, issues receipts and pays out on winning bets.

  • Announces acts, makes introductions, proposes toasts and maintains the continuity of entertainment events and social functions.

  • Carries clubs for golfers, advises on the layout and distance of golf courses and appropriate choice of golf club.

  • Maintains hygienic operation of swimming pools and associated facilities such as hot tubs, showers and changing areas.

  • Work in teams patrolling popular stretches of the coast, advising people when and where they can swim safely and making rescues when necessary.

  • Supervises the use of swimming pools, gymnasium apparatus, fitness machines and other recreational equipment.

  • Maintains sports and leisure equipment and prepares equipment for use.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Lifeguarding

  • Working With Children

  • Child Protection

  • Swimming Pool Maintenance

  • Child Safeguarding

  • Risk Analysis

  • Child Welfare

  • Marketing

  • Social Work

  • Mental Health

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Enthusiasm

  • Planning

  • Operations

  • First Aid

  • Leadership

  • Teaching

  • Cleanliness

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.