LEISURE CENTRE MANAGER
A Leisure Centre Manager oversees the day-to-day running of a leisure centre and its facilities. Leading a team of staff, they organise events, control budgets, train and recruit staff, manage equipment and devise timetables. They have the final say on everything and work to increase profits by building relationships with customers and overseeing advertisements.
DID YOU KNOW?
Leisure Centre Managers don’t just work in leisure centres. They may also be employed in corporate fitness centres, by local authorities, health clubs, hotels or schools, colleges and universities.
An apprenticeship, Higher National Diploma or undergraduate degree are necessary to become a Leisure Centre Manager. Subjects include Leisure Management, the Diploma in Sport and Sports Science with Management. Vocational qualifications encourage individuals to learn on the job. All applicants should have their first aid certificate.
Experience is prioritised over education. Most Leisure Centre Managers work their way up from roles such as Admin Assistant and Fitness Instructor. These allow them to experience different parts of the business and can be done on a part-time or seasonal basis.