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Leisure centre assistants help and supervise visitors using leisure centre facilities.

Salary, a pound sign Salary: £13,000 to £20,000 average per year
Hours, a clock face Hours: 40 per week

1. Entry requirements

There are no set requirements, but it may help if you've:

  • previous customer service experience
  • a qualification in first aid, gym instruction or lifeguarding

You could take a sport and leisure college course to help prepare you for this job.

You could also get into this job through an apprenticeship.

You’ll need clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

2. Skills required

You’ll need:

  • communication skills
  • customer service skills
  • ability in sport and fitness activities

3. What you'll do

Your day-to-day duties might include:

  • setting up, dismantling and maintaining equipment
  • making sure areas and facilities are clean
  • selling tickets and making reservations
  • dealing with enquiries on reception
  • selling food and drink

4. Salary

Starter: £13,000 to £15,000

Experienced: up to £20,000

These figures are a guide.

5. Working hours, patterns and environment

You’ll work around 40 hours a week full-time. Part-time and shift work covering evenings, weekends and public holidays is often available. 

You’ll need to be physically fit for this job.

6. Career path and progression

With experience and further qualifications, you could become a supervisor or manager. You could also move into fitness instructing, lifeguarding or sports coaching.

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Last updated: 13 September 2018