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Leisure Employment

Leisure is the second fastest growing business sector in the UK and has an incredible diversity of job opportunities within it.

Leisure employment You could work in sports and leisure centres, country parks, catering, arts venues, outreach and coaching work, leisure management, sports ground and parks, children's play, tourism, libraries - the list seems endless.

The Health and Leisure Industry is constantly looking for new recruits to cater for the ever-increasing demands of its customers.

The Health and Leisure Centres offer a wide range of employment opportunities including graduates hoping to pursue a managerial career, qualified instructors who deliver coaching and activity programmes, and reception staff who are committed to providing a front-line service for our customers, to name but a few.

For current job opportunities with New Forest District Council, please look at our Jobs and Careers.

If you want to know more about what particular jobs involve there are many external websites that can provide an insight. The professional institutes are a good start, and some related fields can have applications in Leisure (e.g. landscape architecture).  Please look at the external links listed at the end of this page.

Other useful links:
Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
Dibden Golf Centre
GOV.UK - Working, jobs and pensions
Institute of Hospitality
ISRM: The Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage
Leisure Opportunities
Local Government Association
Local Government Chronicle
Southampton Solent University: Sport and Tourism
The Landscape Institute
Tourism Management Institute

Updated: 26 Feb 2019
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