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Sports Development Officer:
Sports development officers (SDOs) make sure that people of all ages and ability have the opportunity to take part in sport, develop their skills...
There has been substantial investment in quality sport and active recreation programmes to ensure these targets are met. Various programmes and initiatives have helped to create a wide variety of job opportunities within the sector. The Sport, health and Fitness Industries have never had such a high profile- what a great time to get involved!
Employers include, among others, large leisure companies, local authorities, leisure centres, health and fitness clubs, hotels and sports clubs, National Governing Bodies, health authorities, education establishments and professional sports clubs. In England, the sport, recreation, health, fitness and outdoor pursuits sectors employ about 375,000 people. If you are unsure of what the jobs in this industry entail, you can look through our collection of job profiles to give you an outline of each role.
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