Depending on the type and size of organization, sports operations managers have a position that can vary widely. However, no matter who you work for, typical tasks are likely to include:
Business and financial management
There has been a rapid expansion in the UK sport and leisure industry during the past decade, which has increased the opportunities for sports operations managers. For example, in 2002, 45 Strategic Sports Partnerships were set up across the UK, creating many new jobs for sports operations managers. There are also a number of specialist sports and leisure consultancies which accept undergraduates for work experience placements.
There are a variety of different types of organizations where you might find work:
UK Sport and Sports Coach UK
National governing bodies of sport (Sport England, Sports Council for Wales
Sport Scotland, Sports Council for Northern Ireland)
Providers of sport and leisure facilities
Sports marketing companies
Sporting events companies
As you would expect in such a healthy jobs market, there are numerous places to look for work, including:
Leisure News and Jobs (LNJ)
Institute of Leisure and Amenities Management (ILAM)
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