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Can you imagine working in an industry where you can earn money doing something that you love to do, wouldn't that be great? Well the sports and leisure industry could offer you just that!

If you are passionate about a sport that you are involved with now as a hobby, you may be able to find a job role connected with it.

Becoming a professional sportsperson takes an awful lot of hard work and dedication but it is not beyond the realms of possibility after all there are many famous sports people who were originally from our region such as Anthony Ogogo (boxer), Matthew Pinsent (Olympic rowing champion), Herbie Hide (boxer), Martin Brundle (F1 racing driver), Emma Pooley (cyclist) and many more Olympians from various sports.

However becoming a professional sports person is not a realistic option for everybody but there are many other jobs that you could do within the industry, what about sports journalism, commentator, coaching, fitness instructor, life guard, sports centre manager, horse trainer, stable staff, manufacture of sports equipment, the list goes on, there are many different and varied roles within the sector.

The Suffolk and Norfolk region offers many opportunities within the industry with many sports and leisure centres, two large professional football clubs, loads of smaller sports clubs and a centre of excellence for training in horse racing based in Newmarket.

Whichever aspect of the industry you decide would suit you, a good way to start would be as a volunteer, get involved in a sports club near you, it's great fun and would also look good on your CV!

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Leisure Assistant - East Bergholt Sports Centre
Closing Date:
30th May 2022
Salary:
£8.21-£9.50 per hour
Location:
East Bergholt, Essex
Employer description East Bergholt Leisure centre are part of the Abbeycroft Leisure network and are a not-for-profit social enterprise, which means we re-invest any financial surplus back into our services. What goes in – stays in! We work for the whole commu...
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Leisure Assistant/Lifeguard - Hadleigh Pool and Leisure Centre
Closing Date:
30th May 2022
Salary:
£8.21-£9.50 per hour
Location:
Hadleigh, Suffolk
Employer description Hadleigh Pool and Leisure Centre is part of the Abbeycroft Leisure network and are a not-for-profit social enterprise, which means we re-invest any financial surplus back into our services. What goes in – stays in! We work for the whole co...
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HR Apprentice - Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date:
5th June 2022
Salary:
18000
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
We are looking for someone who is keen to learn, has an eye for detail and a passion for working with people. Working as part of a busy and proactive HR team of six, this is a vital full-time role, responsible for carrying out timely and efficient administrati...
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Bar Waiting Staff
Closing Date:
30th June 2022
Salary:
£9.27 per hour
Location:
Hunstanton, Norfolk
We are looking for an enthusiastic bar staff to join our golf club bar team. The successful candidate will be friendly and personable and have a can-do attitude and approachable manner, willing to learn and to ensure the guests receive the highest levels of se...
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Leisure, Sports & Activities Jobs - Center Parcs
Closing Date:
31st May 2022
Salary:
Dependent on role
Location:
Elveden, Suffolk
Employer description ACTIVITIES ACTIVITY LEADER | £9.66 per hour Hours of Work: Full-Time, Various Hours Available Salary/Hourly Rate: £9.66 per hour Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period We are looking for a Children’s Activity Leader to join...
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Sport, and Leisure Apprenticeships
Salary:
Various depending on role
Location:
East Anglia, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambs
LEISURE BOOKING ADVISOR | £9.66 per hour Hours of Work: Part-Time, Various Hours Available Salary/Hourly Rate: £9.66 per hour Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary We are looking for Leisure Booking Advisors to assist the Facility Management team in ensuring the...
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