AoC Sport becomes first sector employer with 100% of staff in CIMSPA membership

AoC Sport has become the first sport and activity sector employer whose entire workforce are members of CIMSPA – the sector’s chartered institute.

The lead national organisation for college sport and physical activity completed their membership drive at the end of March, with over 25 staff brought into membership at the appropriate level for their experience and qualifications – from work placement staff as student members, through to senior staff with full CIMSPA membership.

Tara Dillon, CIMSPA CEO, welcomed the news, commenting: “Thank you to all at AoC Sport for helping us hit a key milestone in the evolution of our workforce development project. Our goal is to make this situation the norm – every staff member in CIMSPA membership and benefitting from a solid career development pathway.”

Marcus Kingwell, AoC sport managing director and CIMSPA fellow said: “All at AoC Sport are delighted to benefit from CIMSPA membership. We place great value on the relationship, and hope that membership will enable our employees to develop in a professional capacity to continue providing the best possible quality of service to our own members.”

AoC Sport are key partners of CIMSPA’s workforce development project – the two organisations’ work is strengthening further education pathways into the sector by ensuring that college diplomas maximise the employability of students.

CIMSPA members at AoC Sport will now be able to progress through the membership and professional development route towards chartered status.

Photo shows (L-R): Cathy Vigar (Competitions Administrator Officer); Elliot Greed (Competitions Administrator Officer); Simone Rooks (Executive Assistant); Angela Eason (National Sport Administrator); Nick Hawkins (Football Development Administrator).

Notes to editors

About AoC Sport

AoC Sport is the lead organisation for college sport and physical activity.

We believe that sport and physical activity are essential components of college life, giving students significant advantages in education, employment and health.

  • Our vision is for every college student to participate regularly in sport or physical activity.
  • Our purpose is to promote, support and deliver college sport and physical activity.

Incorporated by Royal Charter Charity registration number 1144545

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