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Sports Coach & Graduates needed in Coventry

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Academics are currently working exclusively with a number of schools around Coventry and Warwickshire with there Day to Day cover needs. We are looking for an experienced, talented & organised Secondary sports coaches for ongoing work in secondary Schools

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TRADEWIND RECRUITMENT

Tradewind Recruitment is currently looking for Sports coaches/Sports graduates in Frome with experience of working with young people in a sports capacity or school experience. We have many roles in and around Frome area and looking to recruit Sports coach

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TRADEWIND RECRUITMENT

Tradewind Recruitment is currently looking for Sports coaches/Sports graduates in Frome with experience of working with young people in a sports capacity or school experience. We have many roles in and around Frome area and looking to recruit Sports coach

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Sports Coach & Graduates needed in Coventry

Academics

Academics are currently working exclusively with a number of schools around Coventry and Warwickshire with there Day to Day cover needs. We are looking for an experienced, talented & organised Secondary sports coaches for ongoing work in secondary Schools

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Graduate Sports Assistant - Rugby

Bradford Grammar School

30 hours/week during term-time 30 Saturdays throughout the school year September 2019 - Fixed term for 1 year 11,096 GBP / Annum Bradford Grammar School has a rich background of academic, sporting and creative excellence.Set in historic, urban surroundin

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Law Graduate Opportunity - Rugby, Warwickshire

Chadwick Nott

Great opportunity for a Law Graduate to join an expanding multi-office Construction Claims Consultancy. Our client is looking for a Construction Paralegal to join their Rugby office. They are Construction Law specialists and are highly experienced in deal

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Law Graduate Opportunity - Rugby, Warwickshire

Chadwick Nott Paralegals & Legal Executives

Great opportunity for a Law Graduate to join an expanding multi-office Construction Claims Consultancy. Our client is looking for a Construction Paralegal to join their Rugby office. They are Construction Law specialists and are highly experienced in deal

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Sports Coach or Sports Graduate

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Job description Are you a Sports coach or Sports graduate with experience of working with children and young people? Are you looking to gain experience of working within a school setting? Teaching Personnel are looking for sports coaches who have experien

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Sports Coach/Sports Graduate - Cardiff

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Jobs in Schools for Sports Graduates/Sports Coaches - Cardiff Are you a recent Sports/Sports science graduate or a current undergraduate student looking for teaching experience in Cardiff schools as an unqualified teacher? Perhaps you are looking to seek

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Helping you find a career in Sports & recreation

Do you want a career that helps people enjoy their leisure time – whether that’s taking part in activities, enjoying public spaces and parks, or hitting the gym?

Or, do you have a passion for sport? You might not be the next Olympic athlete, but that doesn't mean you can't turn your interest into a meaningful career.

The sport and recreation sector covers an extremely wide area, with everything from fitness chains to multiplex cinemas falling under its banner.

Due to the continued success of our Olympic athletes, interest in sports is at an all-time high. This means that there are increased opportunities for people looking to work in the sports and recreation industry.


Skills required for a career in the Sports & recreation industry
To work in sports and recreation you'll need to enjoy working with people and have excellent communication skills. Good leadership and organisation skills will help you get a job in a management position.

In the vast majority of cases working in the sports and recreation sector is going to involve constant communication and interaction with the general public - even if you are in a management role. This means that a variety of skills are essential.
- Conflict Resolution
- Negotiation
- Presentation Skills
- Problem Solving
- Verbal Communication
- Written Communication
Typical Sports & recreation career progression routes
As with any graduate scheme, if you have secured a place on one in the sports and recreation sector you will have an agreed progression path – and your company will have a structure that will allow you to progress and apply for roles once you have secured a permanent job. The structure and how you can progress should be easy enough to find out – if no one makes it clear, make sure you do some digging to find out!
Typical Career Development for the Sports & recreation industry
There are always more qualifications that you can take to progress in your career in this sector, whether it’s getting certified as a fitness instructor for another sport or taking on a more scientific role and moving into an area like biomechanics, physical activity for health, physiology or nutrition.

A great place to start looking is the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), which can give information on various aspects of continued career development – including how to become a chartered sports scientist or an accredited sports practitioner.

Certain areas of the sports sector require you to hold coaching qualifications before being able to coach children or adults, for instance, the Football Association (FA) and Rugby Football Union (RFU) require you to hold a certain level of coaching licence equivalent to the level at which you would be coaching.
How much do Sports & recreation professionals get paid?
Salaries in the sports and recreation sector are likely to start relatively low, but you will the opportunity to move into the £30,000+ salary range if you go into management positions.

It’s worth bearing in mind that fitness instructors, people working in gyms and those working in recreation venues like cinemas or shopping centres might not work a full 9am-5pm week, might work shifts or unsocial hours, may be paid hourly, and will often have the opportunity to take on overtime and extra hours. Private gyms or those in bigger city centres are likely to pay more.

Of course, the boom in wellness over the past few years has led to lots of people making a success out of their own brand, largely via social media – and the pay-off if you can leverage your skills in nutrition or fitness with aesthetics and marketing can be astronomical.

Keeping your feet on the ground, though, is probably a good place to start – so here are the average salaries that you’re likely to be working at at the start of your career in this industry:

Senior recreation assistant - £18,595
Activities co-ordinator - £13,365 - £21,163
Development officer - £18,443 - £33,433
Personal trainer – £19,387
Fitness instructor - £12,677 - £21,002
Fitness manager – £16,422 - £29,259
Club general manager - £25,000 - £39,000
PE teacher - £27,037
Cinema general manager - £41,318
How to get there
There are a number of business and management-related jobs in the sports and recreation sector that you could go into with a wide variety of degrees. Working in sports and recreation management, you could choose to work for a:

  • Fitness centre

  • Outdoor pursuits centre

  • Theme park

  • Sports development agency

  • Health club/gym


Some of the biggest graduate employers in the leisure industry include David Lloyd Leisure and Parkwood Leisure. Within these companies you are likely to work across a wide variety of business roles. Graduate programmes give you a structured pattern of work, set goals to reach, and often offer the chance of a permanent job after the completion of your scheme. Schemes are likely to last between 18 months and two years.

Work experience in a sports centre or in any other type of recreation venue should be easy to get, whether it is in a head office or as casual work – and can give you an insight into the day-to-day practices of the industry and how it works.

Any other administration or business experience you can take on will also be a big advantage when applying for these roles.
What qualifications do I need for a Sports & recreation career
The majority of people who work in the sports and recreation sector do so due to their passion for a specific area of the sector, rather than because their degree has led them directly there.

In general though, degrees such as sports and exercise science, business, management or events are likely to be very useful if you’re looking for a job in the sector.

Of course, for certain jobs you’ll need certain technical skills – studying physiotherapy, for example, will lead you directly into a career in the exercise science world.
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