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Strategic Lead - Physical Activity for Health

Job description

Our physical and mental health is our biggest asset and being physically active unlocks so much that’s good for our health and wellbeing. But despite this, and amid a backdrop of health inequalities, not everyone’s currently able to enjoy the benefits of an active life.

In this exciting role, you will work to realise the potential of physical activity to improve Londoner’s health and wellbeing.

Working with a range of partners such as local authority public health teams, Integrated Care Systems, general practice, primary care networks and link workers, you will advocate for the role of physical activity to bring about improved health outcomes in London.

You will forge partnerships to develop and implement interventions that have an impact in local communities through using physical activity to prevent poor health, whilst supporting those with existing conditions to gain the benefits.

What you’ll do:

You will lead in developing London Sport’s approach and plans to enable greater use of physical activity to improve the health of Londoners

You will represent London Sport, developing and maintaining effective relationships with key strategic partners such as Sport England, GLA/Mayor’s health team, OHID, Integrated Care Systems, Primary Care Networks, community sports organisations, and local authorities.

Using evidence, advocate for the role of physical activity in reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes. Influence relevant policy and practice to increase impact.

Develop approaches to equip health partners and their workforce with the skills and capacity to support those accessing health services to become more active.

In collaboration with colleagues, develop ways to better connect appropriate physical activity opportunities to health care services.

Working with colleagues, secure investment and funds that support the effective delivery of our work in this area

Oversee projects from completion to delivery, ensuring they are delivered within budget and on time.

Provide leadership and management to colleagues.

Who you are:

Knowledgeable and understanding of the health-related structures in London, ideally gained through working in a health-related setting. You understand how to effectively communicate with partners in the London health care sector.

You have an ability to build and manage trusted relationships and partnerships that lead to impactful collaborations.

A can-do positive attitude and flexible, solution-focused approach. You have the ability to develop new innovative solutions and drive such interventions and projects through to realisation and delivery.

Strong strategic skills. You have excellent knowledge of developing, delivering and evaluating approaches to achieving an identified strategic goal.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt style and language to meet audience needs.

An experienced line manager is able to direct and support a team working on a range of priorities.

Lived experience of day-to-day life in London.

Ability to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion in relation to London.

Ability to demonstrate a practical commitment to the Values and Behaviours of London Sport.

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