Sport, leisure and culture

If you enjoy getting involved in new projects, learning new skills and helping others to achieve their goals a career in sport and leisure could be right for you.

Local authorities provide a huge amount of services to their communities in the form of sports, leisure and cultural facilities including sports centres, libraries and museums.  Most local authorities in Scotland have moved to provide some of these services through an arm's length organisation (ALEO) or Trust.

Each local authority may have a different structure or grouping of these services provided, the title of service provision and job titles may vary but here is a generalised overview of each:


  • Leisure Assistant
  • Duty Officer
  • Life Guard
  • Exercise Instructor
  • Sports Coach
  • Active Schools Assistant

Leisure centres provide a vital means of exercise and social activities for many people in the community, Active Schools teams provide exercise and sporting opportunities to school children and the wider community. Each of these roles will require specific training and certification, many of which are provided as you work.


  • Librarian
  • Library Assistant
  • Mobile Library Assistant

Libraries form not only an educational and leisure experience they also offer social activities for many people in the community. Aside from record management and organisation other duties can involve planning and promoting local events. Some roles may require a specific qualification, find out more from the Library & Information Association.


Each local authority will have a host of different cultural activities and site, this could be a Museum, Art Gallery, Heritage Site or even Aquarium. As you can imaging these generate a variety of job roles, some include:

  • Museum Guide and Coordinator
  • Curator
  • Aquarium Assistant and Manager
  • Culture Development Coordinator and Assistant
  • Events coordinator

View current vacancies: Sport/Culture/Library vacancies

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