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Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Physical Activity and Well Being Legacy Lead

Location: Birmingham based and across West Midlands Contract Type: 4 years Salary: £55k per annum. 9% employer pension contribution offered subject to passing probation successfully. Hours: 37.5 per week (occasional evenings/weekends)

Birmingham, B16 8QG
Contact Name
Mike Chamberlain
Contact Telephone

About Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Physical Activity and Well Being Legacy Lead

The post holder will be part of the Sport Birmingham senior management and part of (and funded by) Sport England. Day-to-day they will report to:

  • Sport Birmingham CEO
  • There will also be matrix arrangements reporting to the Physical Activity and Wellbeing Management Steering Group with representation from DCMS, Sport England, WMCA, WM Active Partnerships and Birmingham City Council
  • There will be accountability, on behalf of the workstream, to the Games Benefits/Legacy and Engagement Steering Group and onward reporting to the Games Benefits / Legacy and Engagement Committee / OC Board.


To coordinate the development and delivery of the physical activity and wellbeing
legacy strand of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to deliver agreed benefits

The main purpose of the role is:

- To coordinate the development and delivery of the physical activity and wellbeing legacy strand of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to deliver agreed benefits.

- To ensure approaches are developed locally with communities at the heart and built on the best available insight and learning.

- To capture the story of success to inform the design of future national, regional and local legacy programmes.

- To work closely with partner agencies to strengthen leadership in the physical activity and well-being sector to deliver benefits through and beyond the games.



  • To bring together a range of stakeholders working in different organisations and agendas and establish a shared vision and set of priorities for legacy as it relates to physical activity and wellbeing. Subsequently to produce a high-level agreed work programme for the legacy theme group and oversee its coordination/administration.
  • To represent the theme group at appropriate planning and resourcing meetings
  • To work with stakeholders to develop & deliver a resourcing plan which does not compromise or duplicate existing partnerships, bids or proposals
  • To liaise day to day with a range of stakeholders to achieve effective collaborative working contributing to a "blueprint" for a way of working across the sector beyond the games that has been fostered through a shared purpose in working on the games themselves.
  • To negotiate and secure, through relationship management skills, resources in support of delivering the ambition in the shared vision and work programme
  • To ensure that where possible existing programmes taking place in the local area are fully utilised in realising games benefits
  • To ensure that there are strong links established and opportunities identified with other CWG legacy groups including, but not limited to, the cross overs with infrastructure, skills and employment, community cohesion and civic pride, schools and education
  • To work closely with partners across the region including the network of Active Partnerships to share knowledge and, where it is sensible to do so, gain a consistency of delivery
  • To work closely with Sport England and Games partners to ensure knowledge and learning is effectively transferred between the organisation and local area
  • To ensure the role sport, physical activity and wellbeing can play in wider outcomes and major transformational change locally is understood, helping build long term effective strategic alignment


  • To influence the thinking of local, regional and national partners on the planning, delivery and review of legacy interventions including the leverage of resources through developing a compelling value narrative
  • To provide briefings into the SRO for the physical activity and well-being strand of games legacy, to inform wider legacy discussions/approaches, and to include progress risks/issues
  • To ensure that national, regional and local partners are effectively kept informed of relevant developments and opportunities
  • To liaise with other legacy work strands to maximise the use of resources and opportunities
  • To liaise with key roles within the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee
  • To be involved in the development and delivery of a collaborative leadership approach for physical activity and wellbeing legacy; working with Sport England, WMCA, Active Partnerships, Birmingham City Coucil and DCMS
  • To act as a conduit to recognise, capture and share effective practice and learning in bringing system partners together to work more effectively in tackling inactivity and growing participation
  • To be a positive advocate for the contribution of sport and physical activity to the outcomes of Birmingham 2022.


  • To work closely with local partners and stakeholders to develop a deep understanding about key audiences and communities which creates insight that is applied to influence thinking and practice within the legacy approach
  • To develop effective monitoring and evaluation methods for physical activity and wellbeing delivery to feed into the wider Games evaluation
  • To have responsibility for the transfer of knowledge to ensure legacy benefits are maximised during and post game


  • Work flexibly to carry out any other duties that skills can be applied to where directed and capacity allows
  • Follow the Sport Birmingham policies and procedures in relation to other matters e.g. Health and Safety, procurement
  • Work as directed to ensure proportionate coverage across the WM region
  • Provide effective business planning and budget management as required

Email: with your completed application form and a cover letter (maximum 2-pages), detailing your suitability for this role.

The full job pack with personal specification and application form can be downloaded via this page.

Please note, CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Wednesday 5th June 2019 5pm
Interviews: Wednesday 12th June 2019

Supporting Documents:

pa-and-wellbeing-legacy-lead-job-pack-final.pdf (PDF, 2 Mb)

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