Job type

Leisure centre assistant

£15k - £20k

Typical salary

41 – 43

Hours per week

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

More info

  • A role where you'll be on your feet mostly, and can be physical such as the moving of equipment
  • Duties vary from cleaning, catering, and dealing with customers
  • Opportunities to progress into manager and supervisor roles

As a leisure centre assistant, you'll deal with customers on a daily basis, providing support with activities and dealing with enquiries.


  • Setting up, dismantling and maintaining equipment
  • Making sure areas and facilities are clean
  • Selling tickets and making reservations
  • Dealing with enquiries on reception
  • Selling food and drink


Part-time and shift work covering evenings, weekends and public holidays is often available.

You'll need

For this role, you'll need customer service skills, the ability to work well with others, sensitivity and understanding, patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations, excellent verbal communication skills, business management knowledge, and the ability to accept criticism.

There are no set requirements, but it may help if you have previous customer service experience and an interest in exercise and fitness. Some employers might prefer you to have a qualification in first aid, gym instruction or lifeguarding.

You could take a sport and leisure college course to help prepare you for this job.

You could also become a leisure centre assistant through an intermediate apprenticeship in exercise and fitness or leisure operations.


With experience and further qualifications, you could become a supervisor or manager. You could also move into fitness instructing, lifeguarding or sports coaching.