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About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

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Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Director of Business Operations and Engagement

Full time role

The Director of Business Operations and Engagement is an exciting new leadership role with this ambitious charity that is working to tackle the challenge of physical inactivity and inequalities in access to options to be active. You will be contributing to improving the health outcomes and lives of the people of Lincolnshire.

As an experienced leader with organisational development skills and the ability to work with complex systems processes and a network of stakeholders, you will be responsible for leading and developing Active Lincolnshire’s core business functions including stakeholder stewardship and engagement, strategic communications, organisation wide performance oversight and financial growth.

You will have an agile collaborative approach, able to step into the role and develop it aligned with the strategic goals of the organisation. The scale and variety of our systemic role in tackling the challenge of inactivity requires vision, passion and people skills to respond to opportunities, influence and lead collective change.

Working closely with the CEO, Development Director and Director of Strategy and Place and with direct responsibility for a small team, the main purpose of the role is to drive business growth and performance aligning strategic connections, engagement and communication. You will have an agile and flexible approach, able to respond at a strategic level to the needs of the organisation and the direction of the work.

You will also ensure our core business functions align with the work, delivering on compliance and performance goals and enabling opportunites all through inclusive engagement and excellent communication.

We are clear about the contribution this role will have in our organisation and the impact it can make on our ambitions and place. We’re open minded though about the background and lived experiences someone would bring with them. We’ve identified some pointers to success below but even if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed, we’d still love to hear from you.

To be effective in this role, you will have excellent leadership and organisational development skills, working within complex systems, processes, and contracts across multiple stakeholders internally and externally. You will be an exceptional team player and a leader, able to understand and translate complex information to influence and support people internally and externally to deliver on the Active Lincolnshire Business Plan and all of our contractual work, demonstrating and delivering impact.

Anyone joining the Active Lincolnshire team must demonstrably uphold our values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, innovation and learning and our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and tackling inequalities. How we behave and our ways of working are important to success – specifically the post holder will need to be committed to being a team player, having empathy, a growth mindset and understanding other perspectives through a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion.

Reward Package:

  • 25 days annual leave, plus all bank holidays and 3 days during the Christmas week (Total c.36 days per annum).
  • ‘Celebration day’; additional day for an occasion / birthday / event (subject to annual review)
  • Westfield Health private healthcare
  • Free ‘Active Nation’ gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working approach
  • Team away days
  • Personal development and training opportunities
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Employee wellbeing policy
  • Contribution to making a difference to the lives of people in Lincolnshire
  • £45,000 - £55,000 per annum depending on experience


Find Out More & Apply


Deadline for applications is end of Sunday 23 June 2024.
Interviews will be held at the Active Lincolnshire office in Lincoln the week commencing 1st July 2024.


To apply for the role, please:

  1. Complete an application form ensuring you provide examples and evidence as to your relevant skills and capabilities and how you meet the person specification for the role
  2. Complete an EDI monitoring form (optional) to help us understand the demographics of people applying to work at Active Lincolnshire
  3. Email your completed application and EDI monitoring form (optional) to our recruitment agency, Root 2 Recruit, lyndsey@root2recruit.co.uk.


Interested? If you want to get to understand the organisation better before applying, contact our Chief Executive Officer, Emma Tatlow emma.tatlow@activelincolnshire.com