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Active Black Country is seeking to appoint a Strategic Communications Lead.

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

Central to realising this vision is the creation of a strong network of partnerships who are united in a shared purpose to tackle physical inactivity. To support this we wish to appoint an experienced & proactive communication expert to grow and develop the partnership’s communications & advocacy work.

Our work is varied & great fun. The post holder will join us at a really exciting time as we are growing our work across the areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall & Wolverhampton. The post holder will play a key role in leading our communications to unite Black Country partners to tackling physical inactivity, and working with our Director of Impact to demonstrate the impact of local partners work and raise the profile of the Black Country & its assets.

You will be a strategic thinker with a proven track record in leading and delivering high impact multi-channel communications & campaigns.

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 physically active can play in improving peoples 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.

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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: 30th January 2024

For an informal discussion on any aspect of the role please contact Ian Carey (ABC Chief Executive Officer) or on 07507060970 or Michael Salmon (Director of Impact) We are always keen to work with applicants to make it easier for you to join the team. We can make adjustments where needed, perhaps due to a disability or sensory impairment or with digital access.

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