Policy Manager – Physical Activity

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Sector:

    Charity & Not For Profit

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £41,585 - £46,725 actual per annum

  • Job ref:

    96433

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-02-03

  • Startdate:

    2021-01-18 00:00:00

  • Client:

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Policy Manager – Physical Activity

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Policy Manager – Physical Activity Responsibilities:

Alzheimer’s Society, in partnership with Sport England, is looking for an experienced Physical Activity manager to lead, manage and develop our approach to enabling people with dementia to use physical activity as an effective management tool, in addition to other forms of day to day support.

This exciting, new national level role will focus on the strategic development of Alzheimer’s Society’s physical activity programme of work and the creation of a Physical Activity Strategy.
This will include working closely with people affected by dementia, senior developmental conversations internally to lead the agenda, engagement with a range of key external stakeholders including across policy, research, health and the sport and physical activity sector, and delivering against a complex insight programme, which has been highlighted as the key starting point for the programme of work.

Working within Alzheimer’s Society’s Policy Team, this role will lead a two-year strategic partnership and programme of work, supported by Sport England with funding from the National Lottery, to:
• Oversee a strategic insight gathering programme to build a strong evidence base to build the foundations of future work in developing a physical activity strategy for the organisation
• Develop strategic plans based on the insight and innovation activities, working in conjunction with the Head of Policy, Head of Research, Development and Evaluation and Sport England
• Act as the strategic liaison with colleagues at all levels across the Society to improve understanding of the internal and external physical activity landscape for people affected by dementia; including Innovation, Dementia Voice, Policy and Campaigns, Operations, Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships
• Oversee the delivery of research innovations and accelerator projects to develop solutions to engage more people with dementia in physical activity

Policy Manager – Physical Activity Requirements:

We are looking for someone to lead this exciting two-year project, building the insight and evidence for physical activity for people with dementia and embarking on the delivery of campaign outputs and solutions through effective strategic partnership working and influencing.
You will be an experienced manager, a clear communicator with strategic leadership and strong relationship management skills across all levels of an organisation, particularly with senior leaders; developing communication plans to gather and share learnings across the duration of the project a specialist, chairing and leading internal steering groups and external expert groups.
You will also have experience in influencing sectors, people and systems to help shape and drive the ambitious plans and, in conjunction with knowledge of physical activity, an understanding of dementia and/or other long terms conditions, and how they and their current systems of support can create barriers to being active.
The role also requires a high level of attention to detail, excellent project management and interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, across a diverse range of key contacts and subjects.

About Alzheimer’s Society:

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

Position: Policy Manager – Physical Activity
Location: Home Worker - England and Wales
Contract type: Fixed Term – 2 year contract
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £41,585 - £46,725 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing Date: 04 February 2021
Interview Date: TBC

You may have experience of the following: Policy Manager, Policy Specialist, Programme Manager, Project Manager, Project Management, Policy Advisor, Policy Officer, Dementia, Charity, etc