The Active Partnership network’s (formerly known as CSPs) ambitions have sat at the heart of England’s need to create the conditions for an active nation for over twenty years.
As locally-led, non-profit, strategic enterprises, the 43 organisations have become a significant and unique part of the sport and physical landscape. Putting inequalities at the heart of their work, they are helping ensure that everyone can unlock the advantages of an active life; and as a valued partner of Sport England they are a central feature of it’s Uniting the Movement strategy, playing a pivotal role in connecting, influencing and driving change in their local places.
The Active Partnership national team and board was set up in 2011 as the national charitable organisation enabling the 43 local Active Partnerships to come together as a membership network. A System Partner of Sport England the role of the board and team is to connect, enable and support the individual Active Partnerships to maximise strengths and resources and drive collective impact.
The team have recently successfully re-structured with a new Chief Executive Officer in post leading a refreshed, skilled and purpose driven team.
The focus has now turned to the Board, its role, composition and how it wants to operate to ensure it is effectively and purposefully driven, supporting, and championing the organisation and the wider network.
Following the term end of the current Interim Chair a new Chair is being sought to continue the fantastic progress made leading the Board and supporting the Chief Executive Officer in developing a new organisational strategy.
Adam Walker the outgoing Chair said:
“This is an incredibly exciting time to join the board and the Active Partnership Network. With the confirmation of Sport England’s 5 years funding commitment we are now in a position to build on our tremendous success and positive impact to date ensuring all people across England have access to the high quality opportunities they deserve.
It has been an incredible pleasure and privilege to help lead the Board and team through the recent restructure and I want to thank all the outgoing trustees, Sue Storey, Ian Hancon, Adrian Leather and Eamonn O'Rourke who have reached their end of term for their contribution and wish the remaining and new board members the all the best for the future. Through their collective efforts the national function and team is in a great place and able to provide the highest quality of support and service to the network. My only sadness is that I have come to the end of my term also and now have to leave. I would also like to thank Nigel Harrison for all his valuable contribution firstly as a trustee then as the interim CEO of the national team.
I would highly recommend the Chair’s position. In addition to being a positive challenge its also a provides a great opportunity to make a measurable difference. We are open minded with regards to the background and experience the right person would bring and welcome applications from within and beyond the sector that we work within. If anyone would like to discuss the role please do not hesitate to get in touch”
Closing Date: Friday, 30 September 2022