Area Director Yorkshire and Humber

StreetGames UK
United Kingdom
18 Jul 2019
15 Aug 2019
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StreetGames is a fast-moving and innovative national charity with a sector-leading reputation for delivering sport and physical activity on the doorstep of deprived communities. We work with locally trusted organisations (LTOs) to engage young people from lower socio-economic groups through sport and physical activity at the right time, in the right place, at the right price, in the right style and through the right people. We aim to help young people and communities enjoy lives that are healthier, safer and more successful through sport.

StreetGames Area Director for Yorkshire & Humber will lead our strategy to grow participation in sport and physical activity and deliver social outcomes in key locations across the region. They will provide strong leadership for our Yorkshire & Humber team, as well as working closely with StreetGames national staff and landscape partners including Active Partnerships and other sport for development organisations. The role will involve developing strategic relationships that deliver results with a range of partners including local authorities, leisure trusts, Police and Crime Commissioners and health bodies. The successful candidate will lead our approach to helping LTOs to access new sources of income for the delivery of the local sporting offer through their ability to link the needs of investors in wider social outcomes with LTO capability.

StreetGames are looking for candidates with experience of successfully developing senior strategic relationships with individuals in a range of organisations. With a good basic knowledge of a range of policy areas including sport and physical activity, public health, community safety and employability, you will be able to quickly make connections between StreetGames priorities and the priorities of other partners. Your experience of developing collaborative proposals for funding will enable you to work with groups of LTOs to attract commissions and funding from a range of different sources.

As an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing, with a good knowledge of the region, you will use your skills to influence a range of organisations and individuals to develop plans that deliver results for LTOs and StreetGames beneficiaries. As a self-starter, comfortable with working with limited supervision, you will confidently manage a range of often competing priorities across the Yorkshire & Humber area. Your excellent team work and team management skills will ensure that LTOs receive the support they need to grow and become more sustainable.