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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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Apprentice Activity Leader
Closing Date:
1st July 2021
Salary:
£4.30 per hour
Location:
West Runton
Being an apprentice Activity Instructor for Kingswood doesn’t just mean that you get to do activities like abseiling, caving, and the zip wire. It doesn’t also just mean that you gain a Level 3 Outdoor Activity Leader qualification.
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Casual Football Coach - Norwich FC Regional Development
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
24th May 2021
Salary:
£15 per hour
Location:
Sudbury, Norfolk, Suffolk
Employer Description The Norwich City FC Regional Development Programme (RDP) is an sports & education organisation operating in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Peterborough, Hertfordshire and Essex. Our vision is to provide positive experiences through sport & footb...
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House Parents - Explore the World
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
18th June 2021
Salary:
£262.40 - £356.40 per week less optional accommodation
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Employer Description About Us Xplore has been one of the largest established independent youth travel providers for over 30 years, offering a range of activity, educational and cultural packages for children and young people, throughout the UK, Europe and worl...
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Activity Instructors - Explore the World
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
18th June 2021
Salary:
£262.40 - £427.28 per week less optional accommodation
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Employer Description Xplore has been one of the largest established independent youth travel providers for over 30 years, offering a range of activity, educational and cultural packages for children and young people, throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide on....
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Chef - Planet Laser
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
22nd May 2021
Salary:
Negotiable depending on experience
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Planet laser is an indoor amusement centre with laser tag, arcade machines, bowling & a cafe. The fun never ends at Planet Laser, it is home to one of the UK’s largest multi-storey laser arenas, and has everything needed to enjoy a birthda...
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Activity Leaders - South Lee School
Closing Date:
12th July 2021
Salary:
£285 - £387 per week depending on age
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description About Us: School's Out Activities operates from four prestigious school venues across Suffolk and Essex, providing childcare to children aged 4-12 years. Offering 3 different day camps for different ages, all children can find the right co...
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