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Move More Jersey Operations Manager

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We’re looking for a Move More Jersey Operations Manager to drive our programmes which aim to increase the activity levels of adults with long term conditions, sedentary behaviour patterns and who are otherwise disengaged with physical activity, as part of our Move More Jersey initiative to deliver on the Inspiring an Active Jersey Strategy.

They will be responsible for managing all of the Move More Jersey programmes, staff and volunteers in conjunction with the Head of Move More Jersey. The Operations Manager will also work closely with the Head of Move More Jersey and key stakeholders to develop and improve physical activity opportunities and pathways for islanders to be active. 


The Move More Jersey Operations Manager will maximise the resources of the Move More Jersey Programmes and staff to continually develop and improve opportunities for islanders to be active.  The manager will be expected to work with the Head of Move More Jersey and key stakeholders to develop and improve physical activity pathways to inspire islanders to engage in physical activity.

The manager will manage the existing Referral programme, Pay as You Go Classes and Run, Walk and Cycle programmes and work with the Head of Move More Jersey to develop new programmes across the Move More initiative. They will manage the programmes and the associated staff and volunteers and be responsible for collating key statistics and data to support and evidence the work of Move More Jersey. The Operations Manager should also have an excellent track record in management, delivering change programmes from conception to implementation and working with a variety of stakeholders.

Jersey Sport has the desire to be world leading in the way we plan, organise and deliver active living and intervention programmes. To do so, we require our Move More Operations Manager to regularly research best practice and learn from the UK and overseas bodies. They will also be responsible for ensuring staff maintain their CPD and are up to date with developments in the areas of behavioural change, managing long term health conditions and physical activity.

As part of the wider team the Operations Manager will also have a key role in the development of all business sections, supporting the work of the other officers and working collaboratively to develop their areas.


  • Experience in the management of programmes in areas of education, community, sport, health, leisure and / or recreation industry, that clearly demonstrates the ability to lead and develop programmes and projects from conception to implementation.
  • Experience of the effective management of people. You need to be able to demonstrate the ability to use initiative, lead the team, make independent decisions and manage a budget.
  • Organisational awareness and knowledge of internal & external drivers
  • Vision, motivation, enthusiasm and ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise and adapt to rapidly changing situations.
  • Excellent communication, liaison and interpersonal skills. Confident in dealing with conflict and in key stakeholders from all areas in the community.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Organisational awareness and knowledge of internal & external drivers.
  • Ability to sustain a high level of productivity and ability to lead teams effectively when under pressure.
  • Qualification in relevant discipline or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge through your professional development.
  • Demonstrate a progressive personal development programme of qualifications/training relevant to your career.
  • Formal qualification in MS Office or able to demonstrate competency.


 Jersey Sport was formed in June 2017 as the independent body for the development of sport and active living in Jersey. 

We are committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity as we attract, retain and develop world-class talent. We prioritise employee health and wellbeing, personal and business development. 

Jersey Sport launched the Inspiring an Active Jersey Strategy (IAJ) in September 2020, the vision of which is: ‘Jersey will be a healthier, more productive and fairer society by being one of the most physically active populations in the world.’ 

Our mission is: ‘More active people for a healthier island.  Jersey will increase physical activity by 10%, by 2030.’ 

IAJ is a collaborative whole-systems approach to tackling inactivity in the island, advocating for a collective effort across government departments, corporate institutions and the volunteer and community sector. 

Jersey Sport is an independent charitable organisation which receives an annual grant from the Government of Jersey to operate various sports and physical activity initiatives across the island.  Jersey Sport is the lead agency for the delivery of IAJ. 

You can find out more about Jersey Sport and Move More Jersey at: and 

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Closing date for applications: Monday 4 October 2021 (at 17:00) 

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For further information and a confidential discussion about this position, please contact Cirsty De Gruchy, Head of Move More at: 

Job Type: Jobs in Sport


£42,00 to £48,000 (dependant on experience) Plus 10% Cash Pension Contribution

Contact Details

01534 757708