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Strategic Lead – Walk Notts

Active Notts / Walk Notts

We know walking is a great way for so many people to be active and we’re looking for someone to join us who can lead on our walking work in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and influence a culture of walking in our least active communities. In this role you’ll be partnering with organisations from all over the city and the county to develop a shared approach that allows more people to walk in a way that works for them, particularly people that are more likely to experience inequalities.



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35,830 p/a


Full-time (Job share could be considered)


Until 31/03/2026

Placed on

Mon 8th January, 2024



Sport / Activity


Job Reference

Interview Date


Walk Notts Strategic Lead JD

Background to the role

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What is Walk Notts?

Walk Notts represents a partnership. We have a combined ambition, we want to inspire people in our city and county to walk more often, particularly those who currently don’t incorporate walking into their everyday lives. We want to transform the way people think and behave in relation to walking and help people find their own motivation to walk. 

We are looking for someone to join the team as Strategic Lead – Walk Notts to help us grow this work further. 

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The Strategic Lead – Walk Notts at APT will have a positive impact by:

  • Contributing to more positive, safe and inclusive experiences for people to walk
  • Working strategically in partnership with internal and external colleagues to develop a shared approach to walking across Notts
  • Supporting and representing communities including those under-represented in walking

We’re looking for someone to join us who:


• Believes in the importance of physical activity being safe and inclusive for everyone.
• Believes in our values and behaviours.
• Has the ability to develop relationships and influence to gain commitment and trust.
• Is committed to reducing inequalities in physical activity and understands that some neighbourhoods and communities need more support.
• Has experience of working, communicating and influencing at multiple levels across a system.
• Understands working with complexity and is comfortable with it, comfortable with organic conversations and not knowing all the answers.
• Is a strong communicator (verbal and written), facilitator, and an advocate.
• Can plan, organise, and prioritise own workload to meet internal and external deadlines.
• Is competent at articulation and interpretation of data and insight – and using appropriate mediums depending on the audience, through presentations, written reports, emails, face to face interactions etc.
• Can travel around the county to attend meetings including evenings and weekends.
• Is self-reflective, self-aware and adapts own behaviour.


• Has experience of setting up, planning, and facilitating group conversations and meetings online and face-to-face.
• Has public/voluntary sector experience.
• Has experience of working collaboratively with external partners to develop and/or deliver a shared purpose.
• Has experience of being a leader (officially/unofficially/professionally/voluntary).
• Understands the value of learning, the need to make time for this, and the need to share findings with colleagues and partners.
• Is a good listener and good at asking questions.
• Is able and willing to challenge, in a positive way.
• Understands the value of being humble.

Find out more about working for Active Notts and what it’s like to work as Strategic Lead for our Walk Derbyshire work.

If you’re passionate about addressing inequalities and physical activity, we welcome your application. We encourage people to join our organisation from all walks of life, you don’t need experience in the sport and physical activity sector to work for us. Disabled people and those from global majority communities are underrepresented in our workforce and are particularly encouraged to apply.

To find out more about what it’s like to work at Active Notts and Active Derbyshire and our commitment to being an inclusive employer click on ‘Join our Team’ below.