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Active Suffolk onboard as first CIMSPA lead employer partner

Active Suffolk onboard as first CIMSPA lead employer partner

Posted: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 08:52

Active Suffolk onboard as first CIMSPA lead employer partner

Active Suffolk have joined CIMSPA as a lead employer partner – the first Active Partnership (AP) in the country to work with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity in this way.

Active Suffolk works to improve health and wellbeing across Suffolk by inspiring everyone to be more active. As the first CIMSPA lead employer partner, Active Suffolk will use its influence to promote CIMSPA's work across the county's entire sport and physical activity sector.

One of the goals of the new Suffolk Workforce Strategy, which highlights the value and importance of CIMSPA membership, is to encourage sport and physical activity professionals in the county to join CIMSPA. Active Suffolk, as the regional lead for the East, will endorse CIMSPA membership – offering a 20% discount when professionals sign up through Active Suffolk.

Susannah Challis, Workforce Development Officer at Active Suffolk commented: "We have already had the opportunity to explore the many benefits of CIMSPA partnership – from membership discounts and improved network links to the opportunity to provide input into the development of professional standards.

"Our partnership has also granted us access to the CIMSPA Academy which entitles our employees to over 300 hours of extremely valuable, free eLearning developmental CPD courses.

"The relationship that we have formed with CIMSPA has been extremely positive and we are very much looking forward to working closely with them in the future in order to drive the improvement and professionalism of Suffolk's sport and physical activity sector."

Spencer Moore, CIMSPA Director of Strategy commented: "We are pleased to have Active Suffolk onboard as a CIMSPA employer partner. It's great to have experts within the industry working alongside CIMSPA, to develop professional standards and produce a workforce that is professional and employable, not only in Suffolk but throughout the UK."

CIMSPA were pleased to have been involved in Active Suffolk's recent event to unveil "Developing a Workforce Fit for the Future" – Suffolk's new workforce strategy, which looks to the future of our sector's workforce and is fully aligned to CIMSPA's goals of a professional, highly skilled sport and physical activity workforce.

Tags: CIMSPA, Employer Partner, Workforce, Workforce Strategy