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
£ 16,364
£ 29,809
£ 51,091

Available jobs

In the past year there were 61,218 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?

  • 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

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Operations Management

  • Project Management

  • Risk Analysis

  • Purchasing

  • Finance

  • Child Protection

  • 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.