Leisure centre assistant | Average UK Salary & Outlook

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

  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.  
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities, such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.  
  • Assess the needs and interests of individuals and groups and plan activities accordingly, given the available equipment or facilities.
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Leisure centre assistants typically work around 41 to 43 hours per week.

As a Leisure centre assistant you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    16,125 GBP *
    per year
    13,000 GBP
    20,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
    Average salary for Leisure centre assistant
    • 16,756 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Leisure centre assistant
    Average salary for full-time Leisure centre assistant

    • 4,910 GBP
    • 16,125 GBP
    • 16,756 GBP
    Salary over time for Leisure centre assistant

    Salary for this role has increased over time
    • 14,514 GBP
    • 15,818 GBP
    • 17,051 GBP
    • 16,766 GBP
    • 16,125 GBP
    • 16,745 GBP

    Future outlook for Leisure centre assistants

    Balanced outlook
    15 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Fair outlook
    67% chance of automation in the future

    Leisure centre assistant - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Leisure centre assistant and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 62% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 25% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 8% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent

    You could take a college course, which may help when looking for work. Courses include:

    • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
    • Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Sport

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Leisure centre assistant

    Hotel Management

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Leisure centre assistant.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
    Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people
    Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Leisure centre assistant. Check that you know:
    Data base user interface and query software Database software; Recordkeeping software
    Desktop publishing software Microsoft Publisher
    Electronic mail software Microsoft Outlook
    Office suite software Corel WordPerfect Office Suite; Microsoft Office
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Improve your skills today

    Hotel Management

    Things to highlight for your Leisure centre assistant interview

    Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

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