Looking for a second career or a change? The local sector welcomes people across the ages.

Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2024 13:49

Looking for a second career or a change?  The local sector welcomes people across the ages.

Our local physical activity and sport sector needs people with life experience. Did you know this sector welcomes people across the ages and here are some examples of the options available to you.

  • Greater rewards, not just money – check out the attached image to see just some of the wider benefits which the sector workforce has reported.

What's more you'll be generating amazing returns for people, and the health and wellbeing of our local communities.

  • Every £1 spent on sport and physical activity generates almost £4 in return across health and wellbeing, stronger communities and the economy. Sport England – Measuring the Social and Economic Impact of Sport in England 2020.

If you're looking for paid work, here there are some helpful websites to explore:

Another option could be to start your own organisation:

If you already have the relevant experiences, you might be thinking about starting a Business, Community Interest Company or Charity; or be looking at going self-employed.

Well if that's the case these websites and organisations will be able to share information to help you.

Another consideration could be about how to develop specialist skills to for this sector:

CIMSPA the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity shares a wealth of information about the sector standards and potential routes you might take. Find out more here. CIMSPA - chartered professional body | CIMSPA

There are also National Governing Bodies of all sports, so it would be worth checking out the relevant qualifications which will be required to ensure any provision you provide will be insured.

Work to fit around your other commitments:

As we age, you're not alone if you're looking for different hours of work. What's more older workers feel more loyal to their employers.

Check out the attached slides which share a bit more info.

At a time when health and wellbeing is paramount, and more people are seeking to embed this within their weekly routines, perhaps this could be the time when you could explore if this sector could provide you with a career, work and income which you are looking for.

What's more you could work your hours around other commitments:

People now want to move more from the moment they wake up, until they go to bed, so the working day could be anywhere between 6 am – 10 pm and across weekends. Not all roles run between those times but if you are a raising a family, caring for family members, looking to take on flexible work around your other commitments, this sector really could provide an interesting opportunity for you.

Customers are aged from early years through to older adults, and they will all want role models who appreciate their situations. You could be just what they are looking for.

Perhaps you have just completed the Level 3 Skills for Life Course, a Multiply Course or something else through the Adult Learning Programme then this information could be really helpful to you.

Click through to these careers films to find out more from people working in the local sector.

  • Adventure Sport & Health and Wellbeing
  • Exercise, Fitness and Leisure Operations
  • Elite Sport
  • Professional and Community Sport
  • The Wider Sport and Physical Activity Sector
  • Education

Here are a few people from the sector to tell you more.

If you're looking to change careers, maybe a role in sports might be for you!

To find out more, check out our careers page to find your future career!

Careers & Job Finder | Active Together (active-together.org)

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