Our shared vision for Uniting the Movement in Notts and Derbyshire

Making our Move
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Join Our Team

We are often looking for brilliant people to join our team and help us achieve our vision, Making Our Move.

Are you keen to understand what drives us? Maybe you’re wondering how you might fit in to our organisation? Here is the place to find out a bit more about what it’s like to work at APT, our commitment to being an inclusive employer and current vacancies.

We are Active Notts and Active Derbyshire, collectively known as Active Partners Trust. We are part of a network of Active Partnerships, funded by Sport England to support people and communities across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to move more in a way that works for them.

Our work isn’t about delivering activities, we’re here to empower people and communities to create their own opportunities to be active, in a way that works for them, their friends, families and communities. We team up with local councils, community groups, businesses, healthcare organisations, charities, national governing bodies, sports clubs and more to find out what’s needed to make this happen. That means asking questions, making suggestions, sharing our learning, finding the right partners, and spotting opportunities, all to make movement part of everyday life. Because when we all work together, we can better understand, reach, and support the people who need it most.

When you join our team, you will have a key role in helping us achieve this vision.

Our Values and Behaviours

Our values and behaviours define us as an organisation. They set out who we are, what we stand for and how we work. When growing our team, we are looking for people who understand and relate to our values and behaviours.

In our values, we will:

Make a Difference – We seek to positively make a difference through movement, physical activity and sport. We add value through insight and learning, influencing relationships, strengthening our networks and embedding what works well.

Integrity – We will act with integrity in all that we do, being open, honest and trusted, encouraging this culture with others.

Collaborate – We commit to collaborate, giving time and space to develop relationships, to listen, to reflect and to build shared purpose. We take collective responsibility and learn together to inform our work.

Inclusive – We ensure we are inclusive in everything we do. We are open minded and equitable, encouraging others to reflect on how they think and act. We are a committed ally to inclusion.

Passionate – We believe in what we do. We are energetic, curious and aspire to think creatively. We are bold in our thinking, not afraid to try new things.

In our behaviours, we will:

  • Seek to understand and add value
  • Be open and honest
  • Be mindful of others and show emotional intelligence
  • Lead by example, adapting our style as required
  • Take collective responsibility and be accountable for our actions
  • Be open-minded and equitable
  • Give time and space to developing relationships
  • Commit to being an ally of inclusion
  • Be willing to learn and grow
  • Believe in what we do
  • Bring energy, curiosity and courage to our work
  • Positively and professionally challenge views





Working for Active Partners Trust

Want to know what it’s like to work at Active Notts and Active Derbyshire? Watch our Day in the Life videos created by our Nottingham City Place Lead and our Children and Young People Lead.

Day in the Life of a Strategic Lead for Walking

Day in the Life of a Place Lead

Day in the Life of a Young People Lead

Employee Benefits

  • 30 days paid annual leave
  • Enhanced company sick pay
  • Regular learning and development opportunities
  • Competitive pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Ability to balance your time between working from the office and from home
  • Inclusive family-friendly policy including enhanced maternity pay and paternity leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Contribution towards work-based travel expenses

Our Commitment to being an Inclusive Employer

We are a committed ally of inclusion. We believe it is important for our team to be reflective of the communities we work with. We use lived experience to drive our work, whether it is our own or from residents. We strive to build a culture that celebrates diversity and is inclusive for all, recognising sometimes an equitable approach is needed. We welcome people to join our organisation from all walks of life. You don’t need experience in sport and physical activity to work for us. We commit to supporting each other to ensure we are all equipped to fulfil our roles. We want everyone to feel they can use their voice and be themselves at work. This starts with our recruitment process and will continue the whole time you work for us.

Reasonable Adjustments and Positive Action
People living with disabilities and from global majority communities are underrepresented in our workforce and are particularly encouraged to apply.

As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we will consider all reasonable adjustments you need to have a positive experience whilst working for us. We encourage new team members to identify any reasonable adjustments that can be made to support you in your role. Within our commitments to be a Disability Confident employer, we will guarantee an interview for applicants with disabilities who meet our minimum role criteria.

We strive to eliminate any unconscious bias when making decisions on who to interview. We remove any identifying parts of your application, including your name, until we have completed the shortlisting process. There will always be at least 3 colleagues to independently review applications before selection. Your Diversity Monitoring form will always be kept separate from your application and will only be used to monitor the demographics of who is applying for our roles to identify any gaps. After the interview process, we offer feedback on how we made our decision on request. We welcome any feedback from applicants on how we could improve our recruitment process to be more inclusive at any stage.

Policies and Benefits
Our policies are reflective of our commitment to support the diverse needs of our team whilst ensuring we fulfil our organisational objectives. We offer flexible working patterns with full time, part time and job share available for most of our roles. After probationary periods, team members can balance their time between working from the office and working from home, depending on their individual circumstances and what is required for their role.

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Current Vacancies

No vacancies currently available. Please check back soon.