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 activitiesdevelop and administer recreation policyplan and promote recreation activities and eventsprepare and administer financial estimates, budgets and resource allocationscoordinate and arrange meetings and venuesrecruit, train and supervise recreation leadersliaise with parents, schools, local sporting organisations, church leaders, social workers, community groups and individuals about programmes and facilitieswrite 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.