Special Interest Groups

Published on: May 5th 2021

We run a number of thematic networking groups (Special Interest Groups) for our members. These groups are led by and for members, with each group having their own (co-)Chair elected from the membership and members being actively involved in setting agendas for meetings. Most groups meet at least biannually, with others meeting on a quarterly basis. Special Interest Groups also work together with some of Community Leisure UK partners where external colleagues come in to provide updates on developments in the public leisure and culture landscape and/or to learn from trust colleagues and what is happening ‘on the ground’.

Our Special Interest Groups include:

  • HR (uk-wide)
  • Finance (uk-wide)
  • GDPR Compliance (uk-wide)
  • Data & Insight (uk-wide)
  • Safeguarding (England & Wales)
  • Swimming & Aquatics (England & Wales)
  • Culture (England & Wales)
  • Chairs & Trustees (England & Wales)
  • Single Site Operators (England & Wales)
  • Health & Social Care (England & Wales)
  • Culture (Scotland)
  • Health (Scotland)
  • Libraries (Scotland)
i-Trent User Group

As a sub-group within our HR network, HR managers using the i-Trent software come together to discuss its usage and development. The group also engages with MHR to get the latest insights and support on the software’s uses.

HR Survey

Through the HR Special Interest Group, Community Leisure UK members run an annual HR survey which provides a baseline for HR professionals in the public leisure and culture sector on HR systems, staff benefits, the gender pay gap, and salaries for the most common roles within our sector.

Learn to Swim Conference

Community Leisure UK in collaboration with Swim England and Swim Wales organise an annual Learn to Swim Conference for professionals in the swimming and aquatics sector. The Conference is co-designed with members to allow for delegates to learn and develop their knowledge on relevant swimming topics, and to hear from their national governing body on the latest developments.

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