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Strategic Relationship Manager, Brighton

Job Reference: SCSPT 049

Job Title: Strategic Relationship Manager (Children & Young People)

Organisation: Active Sussex

Type: Administration & Development

Salary: £36,218 to £39,576

Hours: Full-time

Contract: Temporary


£36,218-£39,576, 37 hours per week, fixed term contract until 31 March 2021

Have you got sound knowledge of the aims and outcomes of key national and local strategies? Do you have experience in relationship management at a strategic level, especially with organisations who engage with underrepresented and hard to reach groups of the community? Are you interested in working for a charity at the heart of the sport and physical activity sector? If so, Active Sussex’s Strategic Relationship Manager (CYP) role could be for you. 


As strategic lead for our work with children and young people, you’ll have responsibility for the management of the Active Sussex Satellite Club programme, where you will be required to work with relevant stakeholders including Active Sussex staff, community sport partners, and schools and other education providers to provide clear pathways for young people to move from school sport into regular community sport opportunities. This key role will also include being accountable officer for the Sussex School Games, working alongside the Active Sussex Events Officer, and regularly liaising with the School Games Organisers Network in Sussex to ensure the development and delivery of a successful Sussex School Games programme for young people. Additionally the role will involve being responsible for the delivery of the annual Parallel Youth Games for children and young people with special educational needs. You’ll manage a small team of three officers and, as part of the Strategic Management Group, you will have an integral role in business planning and improvement planning processes authorised by the Chief Executive in particular working with our Business Development Sub-Committee.

The successful candidate will be a real team player whose can-do attitude inspires and motivates others. Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have sound knowledge of the aims and outcomes of key national and local strategies, robust budget management, reporting and monitoring skills, and proven experience of managing people.

Active Sussex has a small but energetic team that is committed to our values of excellence, freedom to innovate and respect for diversity. Our Strategic Relationship Manager (CYP) would reflect these values and would be confident in taking on the challenges and rewards associated with maintaining Sussex’s position as a member of a world-leading community sport system.

Active Sussex’s offices are at the University of Brighton, Falmer.

Active Sussex is an equal opportunities employer. This post can be offered as a job share.

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Closing Date: 29/08/2019

Interview Date: 12/09/2019