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Senior Local Partnership Lead Officer

c £37 - £38,000 dependent on experience

Closing date: 05 April 2018

With attractive pension and benefits a fixed term contract until 31st March 2021 (funding dependent) based at Black Country Consortium Ltd, Brierley Hill, Dudley.

Active Black Country is the Government and Sport England recognised County Sports Partnership (CSP) for the Black Country region providing the strategic leadership for sport and physical activity across the areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Having successfully secured primary funding for 2018-2021 and established our revised organisational needs, we now want to appoint a team to support the development and implementation of our revised role and strategic direction to help realise our overall vision, mission and objectives.

Active Black Country has undergone a recent significant period of change enabling us to best determine how we can enable and influence through others. Our understanding of the Black Country Place and People sits at the heart of our approach and we recognise that the key to achievement of our vision lies within our ability to reach the scale of individuals across the region and secure the commitment of its various stakeholders to own the common purpose.

Reporting to the Active Black Country Director this role’s main focus is to identify and engage with a range of stakeholders to develop collaborative working relationships across the areas of Economic, Health and Wellbeing, Regeneration and Community to understand, inform and influence agendas, supporting the growth of physical activity and sport across the Black Country. Operating as Line Manager to the Education and Workforce, Skills and Employment Local Partnership Officers, the post holder will also take the lead in the development of a Health and Wellbeing strategy for the partnership.

You will therefore need to identify with our core values and meet our skills competencies which focus on:-

• Passion for the power of sport as an enabling tool and increasing participation in sport and physical activity in the Black Country.

• Knowledge and good experience of partnership working and operating through an enabling approach to develop collaborative agendas which drive sport and physical activity initiatives.

• A working knowledge and a thorough understanding of relevant Government, national, regional and local policies, frameworks, funding mechanisms and approaches, along with best practices which influence the development of sport and physical activity agendas.

• Ability to lead and manage individuals effectively contributing to the development of a fit for purpose organisational team.

• A firm understanding and connection to the Black Country as a place with an ability and willingness to undertake travel around our local authority networks.

For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Ian Carey: or on 07507 060970

Please download the supporting information, job description and person specification for further detail on the role. To apply, please send a letter of application (no more than 2 pages), together with a CV, detailing your suitability for the position via

Closing Date for applications: 5pm 5th April 2018.

Interviews will be held w/c 9th April 2018