Occupations, job roles and specialisms

The following occupations, job roles and specialisms are within the UK sport and physical activity sector. This list will grow as CIMSPA's professional standards project advances.

Occupations and job roles

OccupationExample Job RolesRelevant CIMSPA professional standard
Senior Manager   

Group Manager
Head of...
Director of...
Senior...

Standard under development
Operations / Department Manager

Leisure Facility Manager
Fitness Facility Manager
Service Manager
Department Manager
Sports Development Manager

Standard under development
Entry Manager Duty Manager
Membership Co-ordinator
Team Leader
Co-ordinator
Maintenance Manager
Standard under development
Recreation Assistant
LINK TO STANDARD
Recreation Assistant Recreation Assistant
Lifeguard
LINK TO STANDARD
Pool Lifeguard
Beach Lifeguard
Lifeguard
Swimming Teacher
LINK TO STANDARD
Swimming Teacher
Assistant Swimming Teacher
Swimming Teacher
Gym Instructor
LINK TO STANDARD
Gym Instructor

Gym Instructor
Fitness Instructor

Group Exercise Instructor
LINK TO STANDARD
Exercise to Music Instructor
Circuit Training Instructor
Boxercise Instructor
Boot Camp Instructor
Kettlebells Instructor
Group Cycling
Core Group Exercise Instructor
Personal Trainer
LINK TO STANDARD
Personal Trainer Personal Trainer
Senior Coach Senior Sports Coach
Senior Community Coach
 
Coach Community Coach
Sports Coach
Standard under development
Coaching Assistant Coaching Assistant
Activity Leader
Standard under development 
Wellbeing Practitioner Pilates Instructor
Yoga Instructor
Tai Chi Instructor
 
Recreation Maintenance Operative Pool Plant Operator  
Elite Performance Specialist Sports Scientist
Sports Analyst
Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Coach (Performance)
 
Elite Performance Assistant Assistant Sports Analyst
Strength & Conditioning Assistant
Assistant Coach (Performance)
 

 

Specialisms

Population specialisms

  • Working with Children and Young People – standard under development
  • Working with Older Adults – standard under development

Environment specialisms

  • Working in the School Environment (out of curriculum) – standard under development

Technical specialisms

  • Exercise Referral – standard under development
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children – standard under development