Mon, 15th June 2015

Sport & Physical Activity Relationship Manager

(Maternity Cover)


Ref TR49911
Employer Trafford Council
Location Trafford Town Hall
Salary £37,483 to £39,267 per annum
Salary Grade Band 10
Working Pattern Full Time
Working Hours 36.25 hours per week
Contract Type Fixed term maternity cover until 31/03/2016

Closing date  05/07/2015 23:59
Job Type Management/Senior Management/ Leisure/ Cultural
Interview date  To be confirmed - mid July 2015


Sport is an incredibly important part of Trafford’s long history. The ability to stage some the world’s biggest sports events has brought local and international recognition that Trafford, alongside Manchester, is one of the best sporting destinations in the world.


By building on Trafford’s top class facilities, leading professional clubs and, partnership working to maximise economic growth, we will continue to build on the network of quality local sports clubs and more active schools to meet the needs of local communities. This will be achieved through accessible opportunities for increased participation to physical activity and sport.

Our goal is to reduce health inequalities and have the most active population in Greater Manchester by 2021.


We want to build on the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and particularly on the role that Trafford played whilst hosting the Olympic football at Old Trafford & Partington and Paralympic Judo at G H Carnell Leisure Centre. We want to provide a lasting legacy for the whole of the borough to be a driver for continuous improvement in sport; the economy; community engagement and increased physical activity.

The Trafford Strategic Sport and Physical Activity Partnership is an established Partnership which forms an integral part of the Trafford Partnership – a strong public / private sector partnership with a framework to coordinate activity and deliver change. The Trafford Strategic Sport and Physical Activity Partnership is working to deliver an ambitious action plan based on the Partnership’s Framework.

Trafford Council is seeking a dynamic individual to deliver on the outcomes of the Partnership’s action plan and framework alongside the Council’s Sports and Leisure Strategy. 

We are now looking for a Sport Relationship Manager to lead on the work of the partnership with local partners, sporting organisations, businesses and communities to drive forward this agenda.

Based within the Transformation and Resources Directorate within the Partnerships and Communities Service, you will work with the Strategic Sport and Physical Activity Partnership to deliver our vision of More people, More active, More often.


You will have experience in sport management, an ability to develop sustainable relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, excellent PR and communication skills and a real passion for improving sporting and physical activity opportunities.


With significant experience of working effectively with National Governing Bodies and diverse partners, you will maximise opportunities for collaborative working and lever in external grant funding.

If you are an outstanding, dynamic leader with the drive, impact, energy and passion to make a difference we would like to hear from you.


A secondment opportunity will be considered for employees of other AGMA Authorities and Trafford Partnership partner organisations, please ensure that you discuss this opportunity with your Line Manager and gain approval prior to applying on this basis.

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A revised set of employment terms and conditions has been agreed by Trafford Council and have been implemented from 1st April 2014.  Further details about terms and conditions are contained in the Information for Applicants fact sheet.

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