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Empowering Communities Manager

  • Location: West Midlands
  • Organisation: Energize STW
  • Salary: £29,651 to £33,709
  • Contract: Fixed term to March 2027
  • Closing Date: 16 May 2022 | Coaching & Sports Development

The Role

The Energize Empowering Communities (EC) Team is collectively responsible for addressing inequalities across communities, empowering local community groups to use physical activity to improve health and wellbeing, and working alongside other Empowering Communities Managers and collaboratively across the Energize team and its partners. Whilst the post does not currently, there is potential for this role to have line management responsibilities in future.

This role will primarily focus on addressing inequalities for inactive audiences in particular people living with long term health conditions, disabilities and people from low-socio economic groups.

Aspects of this role will involve developing projects and programmes, working with families and children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Other more specific duties include:

  • Develop meaningful relationships with a diverse range of partners, locally and nationally;
  • Connect the physical activity sector with other systems or sectors in particular Public Health, Adult Social Care and Social Prescribing;
  • Capture meaningful impact and learning to build understanding of our diverse communities, to share insight so that the physical activity sector can be a welcoming place for all;
  • Nurture a more sustainable and equitable activity sector.

About You

As Empowering Communities Manager, you will have a degree or equivalent in relevant subject along with experience of:

  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships in a professional environment;
  • Working with communities, some of which to include working in and leading partnerships, creating development plans and leading projects from ideation to completion;
  • Engaging with community groups who face barriers in leading a positive lifestyle – particularly those who would benefit from health interventions;
  • Communicating with diverse groups, from strategic partners to local people, from national health charities to local organisations from other sectors e.g. Primary Care Networks, adult social care teams.

For more information on the role including the full job description select the apply now option located on this page. 

The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on Monday 16 May 2022. 

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