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Job vacancy: Development Manager (Rotherham)

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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 an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Development Manager for Rotherham.

The role

You will develop, foster and manage relationships across Rotherham. You will contribute to and lead areas of work on behalf of the Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Board and the Moving Rotherham partnership. Collaborative working is at the heart of the role to coordinate activity and nurture 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.

This role is part funded by Rotherham Council Public Health and Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group. You can expect to work across multiple organisations with a varied work programme including supporting to achieve Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Board priorities for physical activity:

  • All public sector anchor organisations doing what they can as employers to get and keep their workforces active.
  • Creating the conditions where social movements that normalise physical activity can flourish.
  • Training front line workers across multiple organisations (prevention, early intervention and clinical) to be confident to talk about and signpost people to being active.
  • Strengthen local social prescribing structures; including building the confidence of G.P.’s and other prescribers to talk about the benefits of physical activity and refer

An additional focus will be on guiding the vision and strategy for Moving Rotherham to build a co-ordinated approach to physical activity across the District.

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
  • Make an impact using a variety of different approaches
  • Travel around West and South Yorkshire

Download the recruitment pack and apply online.

Applications are open until 12 noon on Monday 4 April.

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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