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CIMSPA Careers Guide

CIMSPA launches ‘Careers Guide for the Sport and Physical Activity Sector’

CIMSPA, supported by Careermap UK, has created a new ‘Careers Guide for the Sport and Physical Activity Sector’, the first definitive set of career advice and guidance for the sector. The guide is designed to help everyone in sport and physical activity realise their potential by showing clear routes into and through the sector.

With over 585,000 people currently working in sport and physical activity in the UK, this is a large, diverse and vibrant sector with a huge variety of career and professional development opportunities. CIMSPA’s goal is to help everyone understand and take advantage of these opportunities, supporting them to have long and satisfying careers.

The new careers guide breaks down the different industries and occupations that exist within sport and physical activity; including front line practitioner, management and senior leadership positions. The guide goes into detail on what the different roles entail, and the professional recognition needed for each of them. It also provides advice on how to access the right training and qualifications to meet those career goals.

Colin Huffen, Head of Workforce Policy and External Affairs at CIMSPA, said:

“This careers guide is an important part of our work, designed to showcase the opportunities that exist within our sector and to help people understand the different routes they could take for their career. Whether someone is thinking about entering sport and physical activity for the first time, or is a seasoned professional, we hope it will be a hugely useful resource.”

“This careers guide is an excellent reference point for the workforce and CIMSPA partners, and coupled with our jobs board we now are able to highlight the fantastic career opportunities available in sport and physical activity.”

Careers guide for the sport and physical activity sector


The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

CIMSPA’s work enhances the career opportunities and professional development of the workforce operating in sport, fitness, exercise, leisure, gyms, coaching, outdoor exercise, health and wellbeing. We achieve this through sector-wide engagement, membership, networking, events, directories and professional standards.