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 and control gambling activities.


New workers
£ 1,828
£ 12,475
£ 26,529

Available jobs

In the past year there were 66,871 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?

  • 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 jacuzzis, showers and changing areas.

  • 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.

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  • Fundraising

  • Marketing

  • Working With Children

  • Dementia

  • Training Records Management

  • Leisure And Recreation

  • Drag And Drop

  • Mental Health

  • Nursing

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.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Enthusiasm

  • Planning

  • Cleanliness

  • First Aid

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

  • Teaching

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.