CIMSPA celebrates its first Chartered members
Eight members of the sport and physical activity’s professional body have been awarded the highest accolade in the industry – Chartered status.
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) have today announced the first members to gain Chartership status, in their members’ magazine - S&PA Professional.
The first batch of chartered professionals will form part of the unique CIMSPA 100 club, which formally recognises the body’s first 100 chartered members or fellows.
Sean Holt, Chief Executive Officer at CIMSPA, said: “I would like to congratulate the first cohort of CIMSPA professionals who have gained chartered status.
Chartered status is the gold standard for excellence, pride and integrity for workers in the sport and physical activity sector.
It is an exclusive stamp of quality awarded only to members of CIMSPA who meet a rigorous criteria - demonstrating the highest standards of professional practice, expertise, skills and commitment to the industry.
I am immensely proud of the achievements of the first eight chartered members who I believe personify the high standards workers in the industry strive towards.
I wish them all the best in this new and exciting chapter in their careers and hope others follow in their example by applying for their Chartership.”
The chartered members have also received praise from Marc Newey, chair of CIMSPA’s Membership and Disciplinary Committee.
He said: “I am very proud CIMSPA has kick-started 2013 by recognising professional excellence within our industry – awarding the first batch of Chartership awards to professionals in the sector.
CIMSPA aims to achieve the highest standards in the sport and physical activity industry and Chartership status formally recognises the hard work, commitment and dedication shown by members.
I look forward to the graduation of many more members into the prestigious CIMSPA 100 Club.”
The institute is still accepting applications from members and non-members to secure their place into the CIMSPA 100 Club.
To become a chartered member candidates must complete a two-stage application form, reflecting on how they have been successful, drawing from experiences and analysing behaviours. The first stage entails the completion of a short statement giving people the opportunity to brainstorm achievements goals and challenges to date.
Notes to editors:
The Chartered Members are:
Martyn Allison, Chartered Fellow, Steve Jarvis, Chartered Fellow, David Monkhouse, Chartered Fellow, Hazel Aitken, Chartered Member, Liz Hudson, Chartered Member, Lee Mason, Chartered Member, Richard Proctor, Chartered Member, Mike Shucksmith, Chartered Member.
- Launched in April 2011, CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector.
- The new Institute was formed, following pressure from Government, for the sports industry to merge and streamline existing workforce development bodies to create one single professional development body to represent the entire sport and physical activity sector.
- CIMSPA provides leadership, professional development and a single unified voice for the sector. It also aims to drive standards of professional practice, which in turn will support increased participation, outcomes and contribution to UK plc.
- CIMSPA was awarded Chartership status by the Royal Privy Council in January 2012, creating the first Chartered professional body for the sport and physical activity workforce.
- CIMSPA is entirely self funded from membership fees and professional development training courses and to date has not received any grant funding or Government subsidy.
- The title of the Chartered Institute reflects the need to support not just those working within sport and 'formal' sporting environments but those working in physical activity disciplines including health and community workers.
- The Chairman of CIMSPA is Miles Templeman - former Director General of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and current Non Executive Director of the RFU.
- In May 2012, the CIMSPA Rising Talent programme was launched to cater for the 30% of the 1 million workforce (ref SkillActive) who are under 30 years of age.
- In August 2011, Sebastian Coe was awarded the position of Companion of CIMSPA in recognition of his significant contribution to the sports and physical activity sector. In acceptance of the award, Lord Coe said, “I am honoured to become a companion of CIMSPA, which marks a real milestone for the sports and physical activity sector in the UK. By bringing together the skills and expertise of everyone in the industry, we will be in an incredibly strong position to ensure that the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be felt throughout the UK for many years to come.”
Donna Roddy, Citydesk Sport, on behalf of CIMSPA
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