Recreation Officer

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Recreation officers develop, support and coordinate sport and recreation programmes and services for the benefit of the community.

Recreation officers may perform the following tasks:


Recreation officers may work at one of three levels: professional, technical or operative. Professional officers work as planners, researchers, consultants, educators and administrators. A technical officer's work may involve managing a leisure centre, community centre or sports complex. Recreation officers work at the operative level as youth leaders and outdoor activity leaders. The three levels are not always clearly defined. The relevant responsibilities will vary considerably between different organisations and may overlap.

Most recreation officers have a high level of contact with the public.

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