Shape the play

Vacancy: Game Changer (Women and Girls Delivery Lead)

The closing date for applications is Friday 4 February 2022

Active Through Football: ‘Shape the Play’

Active Through Football is an opportunity to do things differently. By identifying and working with key target audiences, who face some of the greatest inequalities to being physically active, we want to increase activity levels and create sustained behaviour change using a 'Place-based approach.'

Funded by the Football Foundation and Sport England and led by the North Riding County FA, the project is based around the Heart of the Community Model. This innovative approach is about bringing voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Stockton and Thornaby together to ensure that local people can access the activity that they need to thrive; where they can feel safe in their communities and where they can transform community spaces into real hubs of activity.

Our Game Changer: We are looking for someone who is passionate about physical activity, has good communication skills and wants to make a positive difference to the lives of other people. As a Game-Changer, you will work with VCSE organisations to take participants on a positive journey from inactive to active and in doing so build trust, motivation, and positive behaviour change.

Along with delivering physical activity and sport sessions, you will help recruit coaches and volunteers and provide them with the appropriate training and support, so they are able to develop and deliver vibrant local programmes.

So, if you have high professional standards, want to make a positive difference and have or are prepared to work towards a sports coaching qualification, we would love to hear from you.


If you have an enquiry or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, then please contact James Hadman to arrange a call back on: 

If you wish to apply for this position, please click on our application form link and complete all of the sections required. It is essential that your application highlight your relevant experience for the role and passion for making a difference. 

Please also see the Equality Monitoring Form. We ask applicants to complete this form to assist us in checking that our recruitment methods conform to equal opportunity guidelines. Completing this form is voluntary and the information will not be used as the shortlisting process. Please click here to access.

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Role Advertised: 17th January 2022

Closing date: 4th February 2022 5pm 

Shortlisting: w/c 7th February 2022

Interview Dates: w/c 14th February 2022