Energize Vacancies:

Head of Operations (maternity cover)

Do you want to make a difference and think you have the experience to contribute at a senior level to help system transformation?  Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin have a maternity cover opportunity to join our Active Partnership Senior Leadership Team as Head of Operations to help reduce inactivity and champion the life changing impact of an active lifestyle.

Location: Hybrid, working within the office in Shrewsbury (1 to 2 days per week) and from home.


Hours: Full time (37 hours per week). Part time options will be considered. The post has flexible working, with some evenings and occasional weekend work, but it is intended for the role to be mainly delivered during weekdays, office hours.


Salary: £35,374 – £40,179 depending on experience


Contract: Fixed Term from mid-September 2022 for 9 months with potential to be extended to 12 months


N.B. Secondments will also be considered as well as external consultant fulfilling the role.  Please call Chris Child 07960 855016 or email [email protected] if interested or would like a discussion about this option


Benefits: Access to a pension scheme, flexible working, team away days. Annual leave: starts at 25 days for a full year.


Closing Date: 5.00pm on 14th July


Interviews: In person interviews will be held on 20th July


The Role

This role will be a key part of Energize Senior Leadership Team who collectively will be responsible for leading a whole system change approach to tackling the challenge of physical inactivity across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.  Specifically, this post will lead and manage a community empowerment team to support the development of projects and programmes focusing on inactivity and inequalities.

The role will involve relationship building and engagement with key local stakeholders, especially within our Integrated Care System, in the delivery of Energize strategy - using detailed information and insight regarding audiences and engaging with key partners in order to influence system change and tackle inactivity. 


About You

As Head of Operations, you will have significant experience and a proven track record of achievements gained by working in partnership environments.  You will have experience of co-producing and developing new projects and implementing and managing grant funded programmes supporting community groups, as well as building relationships and influencing partner policies and practice.  You will have excellent communication skills (written, verbal and non-verbal) and IT skills sufficient to develop presentations, materials, and written reports.


About the Organisation

Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Active Partnership is funded as a system partner to influence and deliver systemic change so that encouraging an active lifestyle is everyone’s business. As a strategic organisation our purpose is to improve the quality of life through the benefits of physical activity and, for the next five years, we are striving to engage and motivate a movement which will tackle the barriers to an active lifestyle and as such eliminates inactivity across our area of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.


We promote equality and diversity in all programmes and are committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees. We do not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

To apply for this role please submit a CV with a covering letter (of no more than 2 sides of A4) setting out how you meet the person specification for the role. Please ensure that you have included all relevant contact details and let us know if you require any special provision should you be called for interview.

Please send your CV and covering letter by email to: [email protected] by 5.00pm on Thursday 14th June.

Download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification

Download a copy of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role please call Chris Child (Chief Executive) on 07960 855016 or Jess Bradbury (Head of Operations) on 07958 318915


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