Sports Management Careers & Sports Marketing Careers & Opportunities

There are many different careers opportunities within sports management and sports marketing and a wide range of employers to consider. 

Options include sports roles like those included in our Jobs and Careers in the Sports Sector careers guide.

Information on a wide variety of Professional graduate roles including many sports and management roles can be accessed through Prospects.

This site includes information on what jobs involve, salary and where the jobs are advertised some examples being:

Information can be found on management, buying, marketing, project management, sales, a very wide range of Management/Business specialisms that could involve working in a sports organisation and fully using all the sports management training, experience and skills.

It is also useful to look at Prospects: What can I do with my degree?

Here you can see popular roles with your degree, skills you have gained and popular further study.

Useful general resources include:

Private Sector/Commercial Organisations:

Many organisations link to the sports sector and advertising vacancies on their own websites for example:

  (Sports Management Company)


JD Sports


Other sports clothing companies that have related commercial roles include:

Sportswear /Marketing/ Sales:

Sports Journalist:

Sports Statistician/Analyst:

Companies which have recruited for this type of role include:

Football Trader - Betting Company:

The job involves conducting background research for the latest football news, compiling and trading odds on football markets, trading in-running and risk management: monitoring and managing liabilities.

You need to be highly numerate with a good maths-based degree or top grade at Maths A-level. You of course need an excellent knowledge of football, a strong interest in the sports betting industry and have good Excel skills. You must be prepared to work unsociable hours.

Sport Recruitment Agencies:

Other non-sport recruitment agencies also advertising sport jobs, include:

Sport Organisations:

Most sporting organisations advertise job vacancies on their websites. Some examples are:

Chartered Institute of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA): The CIMSPA started operating on 1st January 2012 and aims to “develop a vibrant, UK wide sport and physical activity sector, led by professionals providing advocacy and leadership and working in partnership with its stakeholders to help ensure the highest standards of service delivery.”  As well as advertising jobs in the industry, it also offers an insight into Careers in the Industry.

Active Partnerships:  Jobs are advertised for both theCounty Sport Partnerships and on the website of the individual County Sport Partnership (CSP).

Local Links:

Sport Organisations:

National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) 

Most NGBs advertise jobs on their websites. Some examples are listed below:

Professional Sport Clubs

Many clubs also advertise for jobs (full and part-time, match day jobs) through their websites, for example:

Vacancies in fitness centres or with sports events:

Personal Trainer:

Sports/Football Agents:

Major Sport Events Info and Sports Events Company Vacancies:

If you are interested in gaining some experience or working in major sporting events, these are two sites you can use to check the latest events:

Summer Jobs:

There are a huge number of summer jobs promoted both in the UK and abroad covering sport (coaching, lifeguarding, summer holiday schemes, play schemes) that offer students opportunities to gain invaluable skills and experience in the sport industry. Organisations recruiting include:


Another useful resource for both full time and part time roles is LinkedIn, to find out more on creating your profile and using LinkedIn as a networking and job search tool look at:

Remember to check  My Career Hub: Find and apply for roles through Manchester Met’s online vacancy system. Log-in using your student ID number and password.

The Careers and Employability Service

The Careers and Employability service offers a range of support to Manchester Met students and graduates:

Detailed careers guides: Our full range of careers guides, including information on finding and applying for opportunities are available on our website.

Ask a Careers Question Online: Get online advice through My Career Hub, ask your question at any time and receive support via email.

Careers Consultant AppointmentsBook a 30 minute appointment with a Careers and Employability Consultant by calling 0161 247 3483.

Careers Events: Meet employers and enhance your employability by attending our workshops, employer events and careers fairs.

MMyou: The online careers centre you can access 24/7 to view lots of career resources, advice and tips, career quizzes and helpful articles wherever you are. Including articles and information tailored to your sector. Login to find out more! 

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