Leisure and Sports Managers and Proprietors

Leisure and sports managers organise and proprietors, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sporting, artistic, theatrical and other recreational and amenity services.


New workers

New workers start around £16,364. Normal pay is £29,809 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £51,091.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 61,218 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Ensures custody of all cash receipts and organises regular stock checks.

  • Recruits, supervises and trains staff.

  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short and long-term needs.

  • Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc.

  • Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations, etc.

  • Ensures that facilities are kept clean and in good condition and that appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to.

  • Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes.

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.

  • Working With Children

  • Marketing

  • Purchasing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Tax Returns

  • Child Protection

  • Risk Analysis

  • Operations Management

  • Project Management

  • Tourism

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.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Leadership

  • Sales

  • Enthusiasm

  • Teaching

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Coaching

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.