Colin Huffen and Alex Roberts from the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) talked about CAREERS IN LEISURE on Friday, 23 June, at the RLSS UK Conference 2023.

Colin Huffen

Colin is Head of Policy and External Affairs with CIMSPA and has worked within education in the sport and physical activity sector for the whole of his career previously having worked for AoC Sport, UK Coaching, Skills Active, British Swimming, Loughborough College & West Nottinghamshire College.

Alex Roberts

Alex is a highly respected Regional Manager for CIMSPA - the only chartered institute in our sector. With extensive experience in driving growth and development, Alex is an expert in developing and delivering localised skills plans that increase the number of qualified people in the industry.

As the leader of a team of Skills Hub Managers, Alex is responsible for engaging employers, deployers, education partners and key stakeholders to design and implement targeted skills plans that meet the needs of the industry. Alex’s career history has seen him previously work in commercial and marketing positions within the industry, most recently at Swim England and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. His varied involvement and deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry, his strategic thinking combined with his industry expertise are helping to shape significant growth and success for the sport, movement, and physical activity sector.

Alex's passion for helping individuals and organisations reach their full potential is evident in everything he does. Alex is widely regarded as a thought leader in the sector and his insights into developing and delivering localised skills plans will undoubtedly provide valuable takeaways for conference attendees.

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