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County Wide Workforce Strategy

Suffolk Sport is currently working to develop a County wide Workforce Strategy with a focus on Clubs, Coaches, Volunteers and the Professional Workforce. We would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete our short surveys in order for us to ascertain the current picture and gain a better understanding of the needs of the workforce going forward.

Club Survey is to be completed by the person with the best overall understanding of your club. One response per club required. https://www.activesuffolk.org/forms/view/clubsurvey18

The Coach Survey is to be completed by unpaid qualified coaches. Coaching can be defined as the process of motivating, guiding and training an individual/group in a physical activity setting. https://www.activesuffolk.org/forms/view/coachingsurvey18

The Volunteer Survey is to be completed by volunteers within clubs, groups/organisations or one off events. Volunteering roles include, but not limited to, captain, secretary, chairman, treasurer, administrator, fundraiser, washing the kit and transporting children. https://www.activesuffolk.org/forms/view/volunteering18

The Professional Workforce Survey is to be completed by anyone who is paid for their work in the sport or physical activity sector. This includes, but not limited to, Lifeguard, Coach, Receptionist, Gym Instructor, Leisure Assistant, Sport Development Officer and Teacher. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/suffolk18

Suffolk's Countywide Workforce Strategy seeks to support volunteers, coaches, employed staff in the sector and people in clubs. Underpinning these areas is equality and diversity, ensuring more 'people like me' in the workforce with the skills, competencies and behaviours to engage a diverse range of people into sport and physical activity.

The scale and complexity of developing a workforce that can meet the needs of a broader range of participants, from a wider variety of backgrounds presents a significant challenge. The wider range of communities that Suffolk Sport work is reaching may have specific needs depending on their personal circumstances and the places they live.

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    Sport England
    Suffolk County Council
    Ipswich Borough Council
    West Suffolk
  • East Suffolk Council
    Mid Suffolk District
    Barbergh District Council - South Suffolk
    Making Suffolk England's Most Active County
    Abbeycroft Leisure
  • Harrod Sport
    Ufford Park Woodbridge
    Anything Print
    CIMSPA Employer Partner
    CIMSPA Education Partner
  • Quest - UK Quality Scheme for Sport & Leisure
    Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
    Places Leisure
  • Active Partnerships
  • Sport England
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • West Suffolk
  • East Suffolk Council
  • Mid Suffolk District
  • Barbergh District Council - South Suffolk
  • Making Suffolk England's Most Active County
  • Abbeycroft Leisure