Recreation officers develop, support and coordinate sport and recreation programmes and services for the benefit of the community.
Duties & Tasks
Recreation officers may perform the following tasks:initiate, organise and coordinate local sport and recreation events and services such as community functions, sporting competitions, hobby classes, school holiday programmes and cultural activities
develop and administer recreation policy
plan and promote recreation activities and events
prepare and administer financial estimates, budgets and resource allocations
coordinate and arrange meetings and venues
recruit, train and supervise recreation leaders
liaise with parents, schools, local sporting organisations, church leaders, social workers, community groups and individuals about programmes and facilities
write proposals, evaluations and correspondence.
Most recreation officers have a high level of contact with the public.
enjoy outdoor activities
good communication and negotiation skills
good administration and organisational skills
able to lead, motivate and supervise other people
good sport skills and expertise in a specific area such as swimming or outdoor recreation.