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The workforce within the sport and physical activity sector is vast from coaches to officials, club volunteers, mentors, teachers, parents, managers, sport scientists and many more. The value of our sporting workforce is priceless. In this section you will find information on: 

Cumbria Workforce Development Framework & Delivery Principles 

The Workforce Development Framework focuses on two fundamental priority areas to meet the complex, diverse and evolving needs of Cumbria’s population. The delivery principles are split into Workforce, Activity & Organisation, centered around the acronym PEOPLE. We are asking all of Cumbria's Sport & Physical Activity workforce to make a pledge. Please note the 2018-2021 strategy is currently being updated. 


The Coaching Plan for England aims to cultivate a community of coaches that inspire and motivate an active nation. The plan is a call to action for everyone in the coaching community in England to modernise how we think and talk about coaching – and a quest to find new ways to improve the quality of coaching for everybody.


There are lots of workshops and courses available to help you develop your coaching skills and knowledge, but it's not only the coaching workforce that needs training, we provide or link to a range of opportunities across Cumbria to accomodate the range of roles within the sporting workforce.  


We list a variety of available jobs from across the sports world and advertise on twitter using the hashtag #JobsInSport. Find out about potential careers here.


Volunteers have always played a vital part in the sport and physical activity sector. Without them, most activity simply wouldn’t happen. Helping your volunteers to develop can keep them motivated and committed. It will also give the people running your club the skills they need to do it effectively.

Safeguarding: Guidance for coaches & leaders

It is essential that sports coaches and leaders adopt good practice when dealing with children and ensure that their safety is paramount. This will ensure that children can enjoy sport within a safe and secure environment where they feel protected and empowered to make the most suitable choices. Providing children with positive sporting experiences means that they will be more likely to achieve their true potential.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) ensures fair treatment and opportunity for all.  It aims to eradicate prejudice and discrimination on the basis of an individual or group of individual's protected characteristics. Find out more. 

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