Director of Strategy and Place



£45K – £55K

The Director of Strategy and Place is an exciting new role in the leadership team of this ambitious charity. As a collaborative leader you will be responsible for building and mobilising a movement that delivers the countywide ‘Let’s Move Lincolnshire’ physical activity strategy, designing our place-based approach to working and creating a framework and building our capabilities for a new data, insight, monitoring, evaluation and learning function. 

You may come from a L&D background, utilising data and insight to drive meaningful strategic outcomes.

The Director of Strategy and Place will work closely with the CEO, Development Director and Director of Business Operations and Engagement, within an agile team and have direct leadership responsibilities for a small and skilled team. 

We operate an inclusive, equitable and transparent recruitment and assessment process, underpinned by an organisational commitment to equality and diversity. We actively encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds who can bring an array of skills and experience to our organisation. We’re committed to making sure every applicant is assessed solely on merit and relevant experience to do the job. 


Personal Specification Director of Strategy and Place:

  • Implementing organisational and systems change, including driving forward a strategy at a senior level
  • Place-based change that is designed with stakeholders and communities at the heart.
  • Strong influence and advocacy skills and the ability to convene, engage and gain the support of others
  • Commission, interrogating and using research, data, insight and evidence to inform and shape priorities
  • Developing and embedding monitoring and evaluation methodology including social return on investment
  • Building trusted and collaborative long-term relationships
  • Leading agile teams working across multiple programmes with effective people and project and budget management within co-funded projects
  • Strategic thinking and delivering on complex and multi stakeholder strategies  
  • Producing written material for multi stakeholder audiences at local and county level
  • Building and inspiring a team and an organisation culture that creates a brilliant place to work, enabling professional and personal development
  • Developing creative and innovative behaviour change solutions to meet local need, grounded in evidence
  • Working with projects and programmes that have a level of uncertainty and are emergent in their approach
  • A commitment to equality and diversity in working practices, with the ability to embed this across all aspects of work
  • Experience of identifying, securing and seeking opportunities for funding
  • Knowledge of Lincolnshire people, places and stakeholders is desirable

Key Responsibilities Director of Strategy and Place:

  • Be the strategic and development lead for our place-based approach to working including taking a key role in securing place based investment
  • Lead the Let’s Move Lincolnshire taskforce and associated delivery plans and stakeholder groups
  • Connect and enable system partners to impact change in physical activity levels and access
  • Develop and lead the organisations approach to commissioning, connecting, understanding and sharing insight, data and evidence around activity and inactivity levels and wider determinants to provide a strategic approach to identifying need  
  • Ensuring insight, data and evidence is effectively communicated and shared internally and externally and used to inform strategic decisions, funding bids
  • Lead the strategy and insight team, supporting high performance, learning and development, building the capacity and capabilities of the team and supporting personal development
  • Be clear about intended outcomes and impact of the work, and monitor and evaluate progress including reporting to Board and funding bodies
  • Capture and share learnings from the work to help us improve and to support partners  
  • Ensure tackling inequalities is embedded throughout the work of the organisation, using insight and lived experience to increase impact and understanding of the inequalities agenda and removing barriers to participation
  • Collaborate and co-create with many partners and partnerships across the system (local, regional and national) championing and advocating for physical activity
  • Develop a robust approach to ensuring people with lived experience are an integral part of the design and delivery of our work and that of the wider sector
  • Contribute to the organisations’ compliance with the Code for Sport Governance, ensuring we embed our commitments to diversity and inclusion, the environment and the welfare of people into our decisions and our work
  • Drive high performance as part of the leadership team, identifying risks and opportunities and ensuring programmes are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Represent Active Lincolnshire at events, in meetings and through communications, briefings, presentations and advocacy

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