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Recreation Officer

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.
  • Working conditions
    Most recreation officers have a high level of contact with the public.
    Personal requirements
  • 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.
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