Career outlook for sports development officer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would organise sports based projects and training to encourage people to take part in sport and to have a healthier lifestyle. Your aim would be to make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy sport.
- Work with communities to find the demand for new activities
- Improve access to sport for young people, people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged communities
- Support initiatives to reduce crime and rehabilitate offenders
On a day-to-day basis, you would:
- Find and train staff, coaches and volunteers
- Organise, promote and run projects and activities
- Check on the progress of projects
- Find funding and make sure it is used well
- Put local and national policies into practice
- Go to meetings, seminars and conferences
- Manage resources and budgets
You could work for a National Governing Body (NGB), for a particular school or for a local authority.
You may have the chance to coach and supervise the sport for which you are qualified. You could concentrate on promoting this specific sport, or promote sport in general.
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