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Sports & 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.

Tasks

  • Maintains sports and leisure equipment and prepares equipment for use
  • Supervises the use of swimming pools, gymnasium apparatus, fitness machines and other recreational equipment
  • Maintains hygienic operation of swimming pools and associated facilities such as jacuzzis, showers and changing areas
  • Carries clubs for golfers, advises on the layout and distance of golf courses and appropriate choice of golf club
  • Announces acts, makes introductions, proposes toasts and maintains the continuity of entertainment events and social functions
  • Assesses likely outcome of an event and establishes odds, accepts and records bets, issues receipts and pays out on winning bets
  • Controls the progress of games of cards, roulette and other gambling activities according to established rules

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades. A variety of vocational qualifications is available in Sports and Recreation and Leisure and Tourism.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £18,000 per annum and can progress up to £22,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 7,369 employed Sports & Leisure Assistants in the region.

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/