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Job vacancy: Development Manager (Barnsley and Doncaster)

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Posted 18th March 2022

Are you a highly collaborative leader that thrives on making a positive difference to people’s lives? Do you have the skills to connect, influence and support people and partners to create conditions for everyone to live active lives? Are you passionate about tackling inequalities to help address many of society’s biggest challenges? We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Development Manager.

The role

You will develop, foster and manage relationships across both Barnsley and Doncaster.  You will contribute to the Active in Barnsley and Get Doncaster Moving strategies and support collaborative working by coordinating activity and nurturing relationships that result in people being more active, particularly people living with the greatest challenges who will benefit most. You will work at the forefront of policy, process and practice, shaping current thinking and influencing local approaches to increasing activity and tackling inequalities. This is a varied and exciting role for an enthusiastic and confident manager.

You can expect to spend more of your time in Barnsley compared to Doncaster. This is due to existing capacity and resource allocations in Doncaster through the Sport England Local Delivery Pilot. There will also be opportunities to take on work across multiple districts supporting South Yorkshire priorities through South Yorkshire Combined Authority and South Yorkshire Integrated Care System

You will join an experienced team at Yorkshire Sport Foundation that is committed to delivering our vision of a vibrant, healthy and prosperous Yorkshire through people moving more. We are proud of our working culture, strong teamwork and values which are at the heart of everything we do.

Who you are

We’d love to hear from you if you have the following skills and abilities:


  • Leadership and influence
  • Project management
  • Strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills

Ability to:

  • Confidently manage change
  • Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Make an impact using a variety of different approaches
  • Travel around South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

Applications close at 12 noon on Monday 4 April.

Download the recruitment pack and apply online.

Interviews will take place online week commencing Monday 18 April. Depending on the outcome of the first round of interviews there may be a second stage interview.

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