Strategic Director Derbyshire

Organisation Active Partners Trust

Location Riply but office move planned

Hours of Work Full time with flexible working/ part time options considered

Salary & Benefits £48,000 - £54,000

Closing Date 22 October


Strategic Director Derbyshire
The Active Partners Trust Ltd (APT) is looking to appoint its first leadership team. As a newly formed umbrella organisation, bringing together the County Sports Partnerships in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire we are looking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer and two Strategic Directors to fully establish the new organisation and lead the implementation of a new strategic direction for physical activity and sport in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The APT will be a charitable organisation with two outward facing brands: Active Derbyshire (currently known as Derbyshire Sport) and Active Notts (currently known as Sport Nottinghamshire).
If we are to reduce levels of inactivity within our communities and respond to the challenges set out within Sport England's 'Towards an Active Nation', we need to see change at all levels and across many sectors. Our strategies in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire set out the need for a collective response based on an in-depth understanding of people and communities, that builds a consistent message and way of working, removes the barriers to participation, builds capacity from within and makes physical activity the norm for people who live and work in our communities.
To do this, we need the best team, with the right attitude, work ethic, behaviours and commitment to make it happen. You'll need to be able to identify with our core values; making a difference, working together, acting with integrity, leading by example and striving for excellence.
We are currently recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer and two Strategic Directors, one for Active Derbyshire and one for Active Notts (previously Derbyshire Sport and Sport Nottinghamshire).
The Strategic Director Derbyshire will be responsible for development and visionary leadership of the delivery teams and local partners, to achieve the shared vision set out in our strategies. Key to achieving this is ensuring the smooth running of the core functions of the Derbyshire delivery team, including advocacy and strategic networking, delivery programmes and the development and maintenance of key strategic relationships. The Strategic Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer.
We are an organisation that aspires to the highest standards of governance and outstanding leadership: connecting and supporting a diverse range of delivery partners, developing insight and understanding, levering investment, building capacity and facilitating a collaborative approach to support delivery of a shared purpose and ambition within our counties that is set out in our strategies.
To apply:
Please visit to view the job description and person specification.
For an informal discussion, please contact Ilana Freestone
Submit CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) detailing your relevant skills and experience to
Interviews will be in the w/c 30 October 2017
01773 571231
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