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Leisure centre manager skills & interests

If you want to train as a leisure centre manager, your skills and interests are going to help you stand out from other candidates. Compiling a good CV is not down to luck, it requires planning, focusing on the job you have in mind and getting the relevant experience.

For those who want to become a leisure centre manager, skills and interests that would help prepare you for the job include:

  • An interest in physical fitness and sport (although active ability is not absolutely essential)
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Administrative and management ability
  • The knowledge and skills to handle cash, and work to a budget
  • Good IT skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • Teamwork skills
  • Marketing and promotional skills
How do you get these skills and experiences? Some people choose to start by working in the field as an assistant, and then study while they are working. Others take the academic route, studying for a degree in a relevant subject, and using their holidays and job placements to gain the relevant experience.

Whichever route you take it will require planning to be sure that when you apply for a great job, you have the right combination of education and experience to help you stand out from the other applicants.

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