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Strategic Director (Cross Sector Relationships) Active Partners Trust

The Strategic Director (Cross Sector Relationships), funded by Sport England, will be part of the senior team within Active Partners Trust and Sport England, one of 8 similar posts within County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) across the country. The main purpose of this shared role is to test a new way of working to influence system change, based on the principles of co-production, co-ownership and accountability.

APT's offices in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, NG11 8NS
Contact Name
Ilana Freestone
Contact Telephone
07741 654 859
Contact Email

About Strategic Director (Cross Sector Relationships) Active Partners Trust

The Strategic Director (Cross Sector Relationships) will

  • Build high level relationships between Sport England nationally and local delivery, strengthening connections within the system at national and local level, informing decision making at all levels. (relationships)
  • Develop a deep understanding of local and national insight relevant to the role and ensure it is used to inform national policy and programmes and local delivery, identifying challenges, opportunities and learning both nationally and locally to maximise engagement in sport and physical activity. (understanding and insight)
  • Create additional leadership and influence within Sport England and the CSP area, contributing to system change within the sector and the wider system. (leadership)
  • Facilitate new behaviours and ways of working within Sport England and CSPs, as well as between Sport England and CSPs, by modelling these behaviours and supporting colleagues to adopt and implement in their own work. (behaviours)

Individuals in the role must be at ease and 'belong' to Sport England as well as Active Partners Trust. They must have:

  • Personal behaviours and values that model best practice (honesty, integrity, respect, trust)
  • Ability to inspire confidence and motivation through leadership
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively with and in teams
  • Gravitas and ability to build credibility and to effect change at all levels
  • Confidence in their own abilities and have resilience
  • A relentless focus on the customer experience

The provisional interview date is September 27.

To apply please complete and submit the attached application form. You may also submit your CV in addition to the application form.

Supporting Documents:

apt-extended-workforce-jdps.pdf (PDF, 145.1 Kb)

apt-extended-workforce-job-application-form.docx (MS Word, 203.5 Kb)

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