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VACANCY: Strategy Lead - Communities

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Active Black Country is part of the national network of Active Partnerships. We are principally funded by Sport England to work with local partners to create opportunities for people to be physically active, move more & play sport.

Our partnership works to an established vision of ‘A future Black Country where all ages, abilities and backgrounds are able to be active, move and play sport’.

Central to realising our vision is the creation of a network of Active Communities, where communities can drive change through using the assets within communities and reach people who aren’t able to be active or feel it is not an option for them.

To support the above we wish to appoint an Active Communities Strategic Lead to grow and develop the partnership’s Active Communities work. The main focus of the role will be to build connections, engaging with a range of stakeholders to develop collaborative working relationships to understand, inform and influence agendas.

We are looking for someone who has an open & engaging style, who will be an effective collaborator and able to share information openly & proactively, demonstrating a passion for the role being active, playing sport can play in improving people's lives.

The role will be based out of our offices in Halesowen operating on a hybrid basis with some home-based working incorporated.

Active Black Country encourages diversity to maximise achievements, good practice, innovation and impact, and we aim to ensure our organisations reflects the communities we aim to serve. We especially welcome applicants from under-represented or marginalised groups including, but not limited to, people from ethnically diverse communities and those with a disability or long-term health condition.

Please see the role description & person specification.

To apply:

  1. Please submit an up to date CV and an expression of interest explaining why you are interested in this role, detailing how you are a good candidate for this post and how you fulfil the person specification – we recommend that this is no longer than two pages.
  2. The declaration form – but completion of the equalities section is not mandatory, this is requested for monitoring purposes in line with our commitment to equality and diversity
  3. Please submit your expression to

Closing Date: 17th November 2023

For an informal discussion on any aspect of the role please contact Ian Carey (ABC Chief Executive Officer) or on 07507060970

Related Documents
Strategy Lead - Communities: Job Description and Person Specification
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form  

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