CIMSPA calls for help to shape the sector's future

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity has launched its 2017/18 labour market intelligence project with two new surveys.

The first survey is targeted at all those working in UK sport, leisure, fitness and physical activity services. It includes questions covering age, gender, diversity and job role, as well as queries on training and career development.

A separate survey is canvassing the views of sport and physical activity employers on both the recruitment, training and retention challenges they face, and on the suitability of current training and qualifications available to meet these challenges.

The survey results will be analysed and published as the 2018 CIMSPA Labour Market Intelligence report, and made available to the whole sector.

Speaking about the project launch, Tara Dillon, CIMSPA CEO said:

“The insight we generate from these two surveys is hugely important to CIMSPA’s ambition to create better careers for those working in sport and physical activity.

“So, today we’re asking everyone working in our sector to share what they think about their training, their working life and their personal ambitions in our 2017 labour market employee survey. And, we’re reaching out to every employer in the sector for their input as well.

“The output from this process will tighten and hone our understanding of where those on the frontline think things are going well, and where there are skills gaps which need to be closed.”

Those completing the employee survey can choose to enter a prize draw with a £100 Amazon gift card for the winner.

The two surveys can be accessed via the project’s landing page at:

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